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Here Comes The Rain Again…

It’s Music Monday!

And Music Monday is making a determined bid to break the spell of appalling weather we’ve had this ‘summer.’ Move, jet stream, move! Go away! Take the rain with you!

So: in a bid to change the weather with some kind of convoluted counter-jinx, Music Monday will embrace the rain! Going forward, I shall be posting rainy day songs until the weather changes (with the exception of next week, where I have a Music Monday special edition already booked… but who knows, maybe I’ll post on Sunday instead to keep the spell going?).

Here goes: rainy day song #1–a Eurythmics classic and very appropriate. “Here comes the rain again…”

Whoa! So then… will you help me change the weather? Let me know your favourite rainy day song!


Sunday cheers: batten down the hatches!

Happy Sunday! The storm is howling around the house, the rain is lashing against the windows, and the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the region.  Never mind that it’s April, that it’s supposed to be spring, and that we’re meant to start enjoying the great outdoors again!

For a start, who needs the great outdoors when you can get it indoors? My boys had great fun at the garden centre picking out some cheerful flowers for our home, and the Gerbera are in bloom and quite happy even if their outdoor cousins are wearing rain coats today.

Gerbera picture taken by me...

And what is better on a day like this than battening down the hatches and bringing out the home comforts?  I’ve got a cake baking in the oven as we speak; a lovely poppy seed creation made with the kids (and only a little bit of arguing) just a few minutes ago.  The scent is filling the house with joy and sunshine!

Later on, the oven will be taken over by a fabulous gammon joint, roast potatoes, and broccoli cheese bake.  To top it all off, we’ve invited some friends round for a Sunday family tea party.  Rain?  Immaterial!  Gale-force winds?  Add to the atmosphere!

Wishing you a happy and cheerful Sunday despite the weather, wherever you are.  And I’ve love to hear how you’re passing this extraordinarily wet and windy day.  If you’re braving the weather–let me know! If you’re painting the house–good for you! Go on, share… you never know, you might inspire someone else!

... and Gerbera picture taken by my budding nature photographer, age five!


Waiting to Happen

So I couldn’t sleep last night; you all know I’m a bit of an insomniac by now.  But it was a happy kind of not sleeping, and then it started raining.  The raindrops were fair lashing against the window, and I got that snuggly, dry, comfort feeling of being safe and warm under my duvet.

And as always, without fail, that sensation brought on a recollection of snippets of one of my all-time favourite songs.  That song has stayed with me since I was 18 or 19, so that makes it a classic in my eyes.  It is a beautiful song with some of the most expressive lyrics I have come ever across.  It is suffusing me with a lovely feeling of happiness and anticipation, and as it suits my mood and my life so perfectly at the moment, I thought I’d share.  Read through the lyrics first and then scroll down to watch a live performance. Do take the time to listen to the whole song, you won’t regret it, I promise! 🙂
And then, tell me about your special song–I’d love to hear about it!

Marillion: Waiting to Happen

I lie awake at night
Listening to you sleeping
I hear the darkness breathe
And the rain against the window
After all this time
Cynical and jaded
All the stones are diamonds
All the blues are faded

Everything I’ve been through
All I’ve seen and heard
Spend so much of my life
In the spiritual third world
But you came and brought the rain here

Something waiting to happen
Something learning to fly
We can talk without talking
From inside to inside
I have waited to feel this
For the whole of my life

We took ourselves apart
We talked about our faces
You said you didn’t like yours
I said I disagree
I keep the pieces separate
I clutch them in my coat
A jigsaw of an angel I can do when I feel low

From emptiness and dryness
The famine of our days
I watch the heavens open
Wash it all away
You came and brought the rain here

Something waiting to happen
Something learning to fly
On the edge of exploding
Something wild and alive
Something waiting to happen
Any time that you like I have waited to feel this
For the whole of my life