Girl Guide Motto – Be Prepared ;)


I always thought my early years as a Brownie and later as a Girl guide, would bode me well in the future.

Be prepared and all that !!!

But every winter or start of, I think my brain fuddled from the heat of the summer, forgets my past and all it’s promises to  do my best.

We know its coming, the first rains that is, one things for sure in Spain, the expat in us still likes to think of the weather first and foremost, so it’s our daily morning ritual to check the forecast.  But complacent we are , with our high temperatures & clear skies, we think the rains are a  novelty, ‘Oh the land needs it’ we say, ‘No rain for 4 months, it’ll be a refreshing change’.  We live in denial of the coming winter  months, thinking they’ll never arrive, but they do, oh do they…

and guess what we’re never prepared.

Where has my view gone ?

So today as I sit typing away , jeans on for the first time in months, hearing lashing rains on my roof, and seeing pouring rains running under my we don’t have gutters or weather strips, just lovely rustic wooden doors ;), with electricity on & off, no satellite signal .  With winds gusting, so I feel like I’m in Oz, and branches crashing all about .  I sit and think ‘Is this living the dream’ …you bet it is …how dull life would be if it were all the same.

There’s just one thing it calls for on a day like this, comfort food, so with our supper bubbling on the stove, filling the house with aromas and warmth.  It’s homework time by candle light….

I would share the recipe, but sorry got fallen trees to move….next time x

Now where are my Hunters & Barbour……………………..

8 responses »

    • Rain has gone for the moment, but now we’re enveloped in cloud – quite magical really, it’s eerily quiet , well outside at least, never quiet inside La Rosilla 😉

  1. We live the Summer months in denial too. We seem to skip Autumn here and move straight into winter. It catches us out every time. Every year we say we’ll be better prepared for it next year, but then the Summer arrives early and winter’s a distant memory…

  2. I don’t think we’ll ever stop talking about the weather, it’s ingrained in us no matter what country we are in. It always amazes me how cold it feels in the winter here, it’s usually warmer outside than in!

    • Yes totally true. It’s always colder inside in the winter here, no central heating, carpets or curtains, just houses built to stay cool in the heat of the summer. Our families resemble eskimos during the winter, they we go out in the sun, and have to peel off the layers 😉 Thanks for passing by x

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