Quotation for Friday 22nd May 2020 - Care Community

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Quotation for Friday 22nd May 2020

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator

Hi everyone,

British weather.

As a nation we're famous for not only its changeability but our habit of discussing it at length. In happier times many of us can't wait to flee our native land and fly off to anywhere that will promise us some sunshine.

One thing's for certain. We can't control the weather, and yesterday compared to today is an example of how quickly it can change.

But how does anyone define 'bad' weather? I can no longer tolerate extreme heat or extreme cold (I think my thermostat's stopped working in my old age!) So what's good for me may not be good for someone else.

Here's what that man of many talents, John Ruskin, said about the weather.

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather".

I'm inclined to agree. What about you?

Please have a happy day, whatever the weather sends us!

(Photo: Huffington Post)

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sassy59
sassy59Ambassador

Mmm I’ve pondered that Callendersgal and I don’t agree with the wonderful John Ruskin. When I used to be out in the pouring rain, the cold and/or the snow I would be miserable. I don’t like extremes of weather but I’m much happier when the sun shines.

Have a great day. I’m waiting for Asda to bring food. Xxxx😀💖🌈

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator
in reply to sassy59

Hi sassy59! No doubt about it, we're all different. I've even just found one member of the PWB who, like me, enjoys short winter evenings. I thought I was almost unique! 😁 Hope your grocery delivery comes OK. (Also had a member on PWB say what a thrill it is these days to have a grocery delivery!)

Have a really good day and take care. 😊🙏xxx

sassy59
sassy59Ambassador
in reply to Callendersgal

Delivery all good and I’m very pleased.

Take care all. Xxx😀😘💖🌈

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator
in reply to sassy59

👍👍 Excellent news sassy59! 😊xxx

FredaE
FredaE
in reply to sassy59

The modern day equivalent of Ruskin is that ther is no such hing as bad weather - just inadequate clothing

sassy59
sassy59Ambassador
in reply to FredaE

Yes I’ve heard that Freda, thank you for reminding me. Xxx😀😘

Hi,

I agree completely! I guess the reason I tend to prefer dry sunny days is because I love gardening and being outside and it just allows me to carry that out.

However, living in this country, we try to embrace all kinds of weather and as long as we have our water and wind proof coats on, we don't let much stop us from venturing outside. Having a dog helps as he needs a walk each day. Also, wintry or autumnal landscapes can be beautiful.

sassy59
sassy59Ambassador
in reply to Hellebelle

Very true Hellebelle. We just see houses but will be going for some good walks when we can. Pete is shielding for now so we’ll see what the future holds.

Stay Safe xxx😀💖🌈

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