Tuesday, 17 May 2022

A walk in the rain and the mud

 Last Sunday, we went to Pub in the Park and we didn't take the car: we decided to walk it. The nearest parking was at a ten minutes walk from the main event and about the same time away from home. So we walked. It was supposed to be a rainy day, but I foolishly said Wolfie didn't need his rubber boots (called wellies in this country). So... when we arrived atthe park, it started raining a lot and we quickly got soaked. And our shoes all got very muddy. Wolfie was very grumpy. Like pretty much every Englishman I know, he hates rain. Which is a kind of tragedy, in this country. It made the experience more exhausting as well: walking in the mud does that, as if you spend more energy for each step. And it feels like the rain drains you too, if that makes sense. We ended up enjoying ourselves, but my boy and I were glad to walk home a bit earlier, while his mummy stayed when her friends. Moral of the story: always bring boots. And I need proper wellies myself.

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And nothing stirs up mud like a crowd!

Sue Bursztynski said...

What a pity! Does Pub in the park involve drinking outside?

Lady M said...

We would love to have a little of your rain. No significant precip here since last July. But today we are supposed to get dumped on with snow. Yep all the plants are blooming and here comes the snow.