Our friends in the eastern states have had more than their share of rain (and large hail) in recent weeks and we in the West always offer to share it with them but unfortunately with a distance of some 3,600 kilometres (about 2,400 miles) between us that is impossible. While they are deploring the weather we sit and hope and today our hopes have been rewarded. Rain....glorious rain....and a promise of more showers tomorrow (perhaps).
Another reason I am delighted is Phil will celebrate his 84th birthday on Monday and I've invited the family to join us for coffee/tea and cake on Sunday afternoon to wish him a happy birthday. Ours is a small house with a not very large living room so I'd hoped to be able for us to sit out on the front lawn if it was cool enough to do so. They are forecasting a temperature of 26ºC (78.8ªF) with a sea breeze all day so that should be perfect (or as H.E Bates' Pop Larkin would say "Perfick".) Thank you so much Mr Weatherman (who in our world is known as "Hughie". Don't ask me why that is....it just is).