I was chatting with some locals yesterday and they assured me that no matter how many years I live in England I will never figure out the weather. Their advice was to not even try but just know that always having something to talk about with strangers at shops can be a good thing. I enjoy British humor.
Today is a perfect case in point. Here's the weather and laundry report for Sunday October 19th:
8:00 a.m. Bright sunshine, yeah! I think it is a good day to do laundry and hang the clothes out on the clothesline
10:00 a.m. Cloudy. First load of laundry is almost done washing
10:30 a.m. Quite heavy rain. I put the clothes in the dryer and give up on the clothesline
11:30 a.m. The sun comes back out! Time to do another load of laundry
12:00 p.m. Beautiful sunshine streams back through the windows, laundry almost done so I can hang this one outside maybe
12:30 p.m. Still sunshining and quite windy so I go for it and hang the laundry outside and then go for a walk
2:30 p.m. Complete cloud cover again and looking like rain so I take down the clothes and put them in the dryer to finish drying.
3:00 p.m. Rain
So that is where we are right now, 3:00 and rain but I fully expect it will change a couple more times before the day is over. And I am enjoying chatting about it so I guess the locals were right!