10 things not to do on a wet weekend


Has anyone else noticed that these days we seem to be having “severe weather events” or even “rain bombs” instead of boring old rain ?!

Everything must be so extreme!

Here in South East Queensland we have had an incredible amount of rain over the past few weeks. According to Meteorological officeBrisbane had over 300mm (almost 12 inches) of rain in March, and it also collapsed over Easter (last weekend).

I lost count of the number of Facebook posts of what to do when I’m stuck indoors on a rainy day … well, me being me, I just had to go against the tide (see what I did there) and tell you 10 things NOT to do on a rainy weekend:

  1. To mow the lawn. Ok you can do it if you really want to, but don’t blame me if you find yourself wet, cold and miserable; the catcher does not work, leaving tufts of cut grass everywhere; or the mower turns off because it does not like the water in the engine.
  2. Washing. Unless you have a dryer and don’t mind paying a fortune to run it.
  3. To move out. I have to admit: we were actually supposed to help someone change course on Saturday. Fortunately, the weather cleared on Sunday …
  4. Organize a barbecue or (perish thought) Kids birthday party. Unless you like to lose your mind!
  5. Use a hair straightener. Because with all this humidity in the air, it would just be a waste of time.
  6. Work on your tan. In fact, don’t do this in just any weather. Because you know, skin cancer
  7. Bake a Pavlova. Not that I’ve ever done it, but I’m told meringue doesn’t work very well in wet weather.
  8. Take part in a marathon. However, why anyone would want to do this in any weather is a bit of a mystery to me.
  9. Wear anything in suede. Shoes, bag, jacket – it’s just going to be ruined.
  10. And finally, don’t forget your brolly if you have to go out in the rain!

Instead, I suggest staying home and Take a nap, or curl up with a good book, movie, or your iPad – with a cup of tea and a furry beast to keep you company.

IMG_4865Fleur shows us how it’s done.

You’re welcome 😉.

NB This article was first published in 2016 but has been updated for your education and enjoyment 😉.

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