Where has the sun gone?


We had such glorious sunshine over the weekend, which lasted about Tuesday.  Everyone was soaking up the warm weather, paddling pools were out, you could smell the bbq in the air and  I heard a lot of “Why go abroad when the sun is here” comments and we all nodded our heads in agreement, at the back of our minds, we knew that this wasn’t going to last, and it didn’t.  By Wednesday, we woke up to a sea of mist and fog.

It was drizzling yesterday.  As we prepared to go out to do some errands, I was debating whether to wear my sandals or shoes.  But I couldn’t find them, the shoes I had out were all sandals.  “Sod it”, I muttered and defiantly planted my feet in my Birks, so what if I get my feet wet?

Word of the week: Sun.  But where has it gone?  What happened to the British summer?  Or was that it?  To be fair though, as I’m typing this, the sun is sort of out, it’s peering behind grey clouds.  I’m hoping it will manage to push it’s way through.

Is the sun shinning where ever you are?

Do share.

The Reading Residence
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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. Oh no! We still have sunshine here, though it’s been cooler since Wednesday. Would be nice to think it’ll stick around – we’ll see! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • It’s improved as of now… but like you said it’s cooler. Not paddling pool weather though 🙁

    • I hope so too, but I don’t think it’s going to be as warm as early this week. x

    • It was lovely till around Wednesday. I’m afraid it’s probably the same weather down here as it is up there! 😉

    • That is so true about the heat making one feel lazy. For now though, the warmth is gone 🙁

  2. The heatwave showed me how much Sebastian is going to have a hard time in Manila! He is not coping well. But it got cooler here too and yesterday it rained but not stormy. Just right for Sebastian to have a good night sleep. And today the sun is back so Yey! #wotw
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    • The sun wasn’t back for us today 🙁 … Don’t worry about Sebastian, I thought T wasn’t going to cope when we visited last year, but she was absolutely fine, although my parents electric bill must have been enormous with the use of the A/C all the time. Oopps. He’ll be fine. T loved it.

  3. We still have the sunshine up here in Northumberland….
    We had rain most of Wednesday and today it started off gloomy but it’s really brightened up now.
    I hope the sun comes back for you x
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    • The sun kept trying to peek out today, but I’ afraid gave up later in the afternoon and it got worse for us 🙁 Rain and mist 🙁

  4. We’ve been pretty lucky here; it wasn’t as warm yesterday, but still wasn’t at all bad. The only problem is that when it is nice I want to stay indoors next to the fan! lol.

    • Oh dear … We haven’t been lucky at all today. It just got worse for us. By late afternoon, it was misty and raining!

  5. We’re in Paris, and it’s sweltering, but I won’t complain – it’s great having the sun. But we did also have floods!

    I hope the sun does make a return for you and blasts out some seriously good weather!
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  6. We’ve been very lucky, the sun has been out here all week, just some rain yesterday first thing but otherwise it’s been glorious for our first week of the holidays.
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    • Glad we’re not the only one then. Hopefully it will come back for all of us.

    • We were lucky too at the beginning of the week and then it all turned sour 🙁

  7. Stephanie myers

    oh no, hope the sun comes back to you! We’ve been having gorgeous weather. x

  8. I came to Europe for 6 weeks to escape the relentless heat of Dubai in summer and it would appear the sun followed me…..grrrrrr it’s been raining today in South Wales and my family think i’m mad to go out for a walk in it
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    • I bet you loved the weather in spite the rain though, hopefully it will improve before you head back to Dubai 🙂

    • Same here, though ours weren’t really thunder storms just regular depressing rainy days since then.

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