North Taranaki Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

I, like prac­ti­cally ev­ery­one else, have had more than enough of this wet, wet, wet. They weren’t a bad band but as a weather fore­cast this sucks.

With so much wa­ter un­der­foot and over­head, we are se­verely limited in our ac­tiv­i­ties and as for try­ing to get clothes dry with­out in­creas­ing the power bill to hor­ren­dous heights, well for­get it. The big­ger prob­lem is that this bad weather gets into our heads, it makes us de­pressed and sorry for our­selves. It also makes us snappy with those around us, even though that is not nor­mally our per­son­al­ity.

We drove to Auck­land and back at the week­end and on each side of the road pad­docks were un­der wa­ter. Young lambs were skip­ping to avoid the pud­dles rather than cel­e­brat­ing the joys of spring. Cows and calves were try­ing to avoid the puggy patches.

It seems that it has been rain­ing for­ever, sum­mer was wet, au­tumn was wet, win­ter was wet­ter and now spring has not let up. Of course, by the time this pa­per is printed the rain will have stopped and the weather will be warm. Fin­gers crossed.

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