2019-09-22 10:53:13 UTC
As a child, I don’t think I ever enjoyed rainy days - a Sunday afternoon,
first listening to The Billy Cotton Bandshow and 2/3 way family favourites
whilst helping lunch preparation by stirring the gravy and preparing
vegetables would culminate in a family roast dinner followed by .... well
what? Nothing much after lunch really if it was raining, indoor play was
not top of the list, I wanted to fly my kite, I wanted to play with my
catapulted rocket that would open its’ parachute as its’ ascent slowed and
then float to the ground, friends weren’t outside to play with either.
There was just the drizzle of rain on the windows and in colder months,
condensation on the inside of the windows from the boiled cabbage...
Now, I take a delight in looking out of the window to see the heavy rain
that will be filling our empty water butts, providing the flowers, fruit
and vegetables in the garden with much needed rain - but then, I no longer
have the kite, the rocket or friends outside waiting to play on the
Just ignore me and the ramblings of an old gardening git. Ooh! It will soon
be time for GQT on Radio 4!