I was warned to be careful taking Tilly for a walk at the weekend as travellers had set up camp on the nearby industrial estate after having been moved on from school playing fields. Anyone who has read my previous blogs will know that every spring and summer we have a problem with them here and at one time they pitched up in our street and smashed car windscreens.
I should have known better at Bank Holiday time but we decided to take Tilly for a short drive in the car on Sunday and visit the big park where she could have a good run on the long lead. The weather was quite warm so I didn't need to wear a coat but as soon as we arrived at the park it started to rain and as it was coming down quite heavily our walk was quickly abandoned. It then took well over an hour to travel the few miles back home and I couldn't believe it but it started to hailstone while we were moving very slowly in the queue of traffic. We hadn't expected it to be as busy as it was especially this year with some restrictions still in place but it looked like the caravan parks were very busy. Lots of people sat outside pubs and cafes even in the rain.
Bank Holiday Monday the weather was so wild we didn't even venture out of the house. Seems like the worst of the bad weather is now over, just typical for those having that long awaited break away just for the weekend.