As I mentioned in Tuesday Treasures, I am on the road again, so there won't be a lot of chit chat today. Instead I'd like to welcome Marie Treanor back to our blog to share some thoughts with us.....
I love the Scottish summer – it’s my favourite day in the year
When Pamela invited me to blog about my Thursday thoughts, I didn’t have to rack my brains for very long before I came up with what most British people spend a large part of every day discussing, worrying about, complaining about or even making jokes about. The weather.
To those of you used to more extreme and even hazardous weather, our obsession must be rather puzzling. We don’t get ridiculously hot or cold weather. We don’t get hurricanes (although occasionally we do get gales with a few hurricane force gusts!) or tornadoes. And though certain areas do seem to be increasingly liable to flooding, in Scotland at least, we certainly don’t get droughts! We are, in fact, lucky in our climate, although few of us acknowledge it.
Several years ago, I used to meet a Canadian at the bus stop each morning. He was working in Scotland for a couple of years, and clearly he’d already caught our weather obsession. But what fascinated him most was that we could get all four seasons in a day. Or even in a morning. Which is why, of course, we obsess about it. Just because it’s sunny at 8 o’clock in the morning doesn’t mean we can leave the umbrella at home. And if it’s bucketing when we set out to the shops, it’s just as likely to be blinding sunshine by the time we bring the shopping back. You need a keen instinct to risk hanging out the washing if you’re not going to be at home all day, and deciding what to wear to suit the weather is definitely a lottery.
On the other hand, it’s never dull! And the grass is always green. :-)
So, I suppose that’s the background to GHOST IN THE RAIN, my Gothic mystery romance novella. If you’re going to haunt in the west of Scotland, you need to be prepared to do so in all weathers!
Marie is the award winning author of over forty paranormal romances - Indie, New York and E-published.
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Well Friends, I hope you enjoyed today Thursday Thoughts and that you'll return each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.
Until next time, take care and God Bless.