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 doors..no 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……………………..