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Where did the blue skies go?

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Leaving the classroom the teacher says to me jokingly, Claire, it’s your fault that it’s raining! It’s funny the things that pass from country to country. They managed to miss that one off the chart of English stereotypes on the classroom wall though – ‘Rain makes me feel at home’ did not feature among ‘I never refuse a drink’, ‘I live in the past’ and ‘I don’t speak a foreign language’.

Yesterday the clouds covered Perpignan in a blanket of white and the wind began to whip up the leaves on the ground. Come early evening the rain had arrived; buckets of it were pouring down, frantically trying to wash our car and anything else in sight! Over the mountains Perpignan’s Mordor was gently raging: burning clouds stained red at the edges under a very angry sky. Forks of purple lighting split open the sky before us –dangerous but definitely beautiful.

For an English girl this was unusual. Sure, I’m used to the rain but this was a full on storm. The people I know here are right – I might have brought the rain, but this creation was a mixture I’ve not seen before.

The best part was waking up this morning and seeing sunlight breaking through the shutters. Everybody quickly explained that of course when it rains it only rains for one day. It’s just to clear the sky so that the next day it’s a fresh blue again and the green canopy of trees is shade rather than shelter. 


Does it rain a lot where you live? Do you like rainy weather? 


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hadia 30 June, 2016 - 11:56

It rain a lot here, in Monsoon! In other days, it's moderate. Nothing less, nothing more :)

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gianggiang 19 October, 2015 - 14:37

Yes,it does. It often pours in the summer and drizzles in the winter. Sometimes it rains cats and dogs. I like rainy weather because after raining,the sky is very blue, the air is fresh and the weather is quite cool.

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ClaireE 13 November, 2013 - 00:36

I like rainy weather too - sometimes here I even miss the rain! It is nice to watch it and hear it from inside when you are warm. It is also refreshing after a lot of sun and heat. 
It's good to have a mixture of weather types if possible, I find!

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Natalija 2 November, 2013 - 14:23

No, it doesn't rain very much'it usually rains in spring and autumn. I don't like rain, because it prevents me from doing so many thins-I can't run, have a walk when it rains, but I like it sometimes even though. I like to be at home when it rains and to observe it from my window, and to listen some music, and just chill.

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Harabeli Supersweet 19 October, 2013 - 17:31

It doesn't rain a lot in Tirana, the city where I live. I like rainy weather, but walking on crowded streets with an umberella bothers me, because people are not so careful here. But I think that singing in the rain is so cool!

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justcricketforme 19 October, 2013 - 10:13

It does but not that frequently like in Britain. I like rainy weather and hate it too because it causes delays to cricket matches and forces an end to an epic play or cause a team's loss.

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