Sunday, August 7, 2011

A fine soft day

There is a saying here in Ireland, more of a joke really- A fine soft day. That's a phrase used to describe a day with horrible weather.

Ironic huh? Most of Irish humor is heavy on the sarcasm. After living here for a while I get it completely- its easier to make fun of yourselves than whinge and moan all day. (whinge= whine)

Well today? Its very fine and soft indeed.

I woke up this morning and the sun was nearly screaming it was so bright! Its not too often that the sun shines that brightly here and it was such a refreshing change.

I left the house to run a few errands and as I was driving down the road (wearing my new sunglasses....finally!!!) I just kept thinking about how colorful everything looked and how much nicer Limerick looks with a little sunshine!

I obviously didn't take this picture, but see? Looks nice in the sun!

After about a half hour I return home, sun still shining, looking forward to today's great weather.

I sit in the living room with a cup of coffee and after about five minutes I could hear something outside. I pull aside the curtain to see this:

I don't know if you can tell but its POURING out there....
Its absolutely PISSING rain.


And it looks like its here to stay.

Double rats.

Just another day of a fine Irish summer. At least I'm working today so I won't have to look at gorgeous weather while stuck inside!

(seriously, I know its super duper hot in the States and it just won't cool down, but I really really wouldn't mind some of that heat and sunshine before summer ends!!)


  1. Aw you poor thing, all you want is the hot sunny weather & all we want in the states is for it to cool down a bit, haha. Rain is totally welcome here!

    On the upside, at least you got to wear your new sunglasses. Even if it was for a little bit.

  2. Come here my cold weathered friend.....the warmth (of hell) beckons you...