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Thursday, 3 April 2008

The north wind doth blow

Ten degrees at 8:30am. Puff-ball clouds in azure skies. Very picturesque.

But the constant north wind. Is. Getting. Annoying.

In fact, all over Cannobio, the wind is being blamed for everything. And everything means everything from gentle dogs growling when they never growled before, to children having a day-long contrary fit, to the onions being slow to shoot in the orto. In fact, if there was milk to curdle, wine to go sour, and tomatoes to blight, it would today be laid at the door of the wind.

So if your hard drive goes down, your phone gets cut off or your car won't start, you know where to point the finger. And if you forget to buy bread, leave the cake in the oven too long or you take a phone call with the bath running and come back to a swimming pool in the bathroom, and the kids are driving you even crazier than normal, it's - not - your - fault.

Just blame the wind.


1 comment:

Louise said...

Okay, okay. It isn't a north wind but an easterly masquerading as a northerly. Thank-you to my meteorological expert and daily reader for putting me right. Anybody know a snappy phrase about an east wind for the title of this post? L

Thursday, 3 April 2008

The north wind doth blow

Ten degrees at 8:30am. Puff-ball clouds in azure skies. Very picturesque.

But the constant north wind. Is. Getting. Annoying.

In fact, all over Cannobio, the wind is being blamed for everything. And everything means everything from gentle dogs growling when they never growled before, to children having a day-long contrary fit, to the onions being slow to shoot in the orto. In fact, if there was milk to curdle, wine to go sour, and tomatoes to blight, it would today be laid at the door of the wind.

So if your hard drive goes down, your phone gets cut off or your car won't start, you know where to point the finger. And if you forget to buy bread, leave the cake in the oven too long or you take a phone call with the bath running and come back to a swimming pool in the bathroom, and the kids are driving you even crazier than normal, it's - not - your - fault.

Just blame the wind.


1 comment:

Louise said...

Okay, okay. It isn't a north wind but an easterly masquerading as a northerly. Thank-you to my meteorological expert and daily reader for putting me right. Anybody know a snappy phrase about an east wind for the title of this post? L