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Its St Swithins Day today


By Scotkat


And yes its raining hope the saying is not true.

This would have been my parents wedding anniversary and when I was growing up Mum used to say if it rains today it will rain for 40 days.

Well the garden has had a water with the thunder pelt on Monday evening and rain yesterday and yes today is wet.

But we have looked at met office and hope irs right are heading off in Ruby for a couple of days.

Then endof Month heading up north as far as John oh groats and over to Orkney.

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Slight drizzle here this morning but still very warm. You are certainly not letting the grass grow under your feet with all your travelling. Very exciting. I hope you enjoy the trip northwards. My youngest daughter and hubby did a John O'groats to Lands End trip in their old Morris several years ago but, of course, they had to get right the way up there from Kent before they could start!! Enjoy - I will look forward to your blogs :)

15 Jul, 2015


I hope the weather comes good for your northern trip Kath! I'm sure that saying is wrong! :))

15 Jul, 2015


poor old ruby must be getting worn out :):):)

15 Jul, 2015


🌞 the sun has got his hat on.......🌝

This afternoon not a cloud in the sky
not sure I like the end of the week forecast though......
hope the north trip is good weather xxx

15 Jul, 2015


Have a lovely time, Kath (no rain here!).

We kept weather records of July 15th for years. I believe weather patterns settle around now, but know it is not foolproof. When St Swithin died, he was buried hurriedly beside a pathway to the church. The monks wished to bury him in a more appropriate grave, but 40 days of rain prevented them from doing so. They surmised he wished to be close to his flock and left him where he was. After that, the belief grew up that rain on the day of his death would be followed by another 40 days of rain. Strange ...

16 Jul, 2015


We didn't have any rain that I can think of on Wednesday, but, we could do with some rain ( well, most of my garden could...ha ha...I think you know what I mean) but. Not 40 days of it!!

17 Jul, 2015

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