Saturday, July 6, 2013

See, the snails told us so!

Back in May we had a week of glorious sunshine and then....rain. Everyone was downcast and grumbled
"Oh that's it. The weather has broken for good. That was the summer of 2013."
Now you can't really blame us. After all, that's exactly what has happened for the past three years. A fine week in spring and then rain until the next year.
But I was optimistic. I believed the snails.....
Quick recap:
The jarvey drivers in Killarney have been saying that it's going to be a great summer because the snails have been climbing the trees, to get into the shade, I believe!
People scoffed at me when I told them about these Tarzan-esque molluscs! Rather they put their faith in Evelyn Cusack and Martin King.
For my overseas readers, they are Irish weather forecasters.
All I can say is, look at this.

 Evelyn and Martin are saying that these temperatures are set to continue for the next 10 days.
Changed your tune, huh?
Now I know that those of you who are reading this in Abu Dhabi, Turkey or Australia are saying
"What are you getting so excited about? Those are our night time temperatures."
Take it from me. If you had been living in our rain drenched little island for the past few years, you would know what a big deal degrees in the 20's are to us.
So to all those Kerry snails can I just say
"Good on ya, ya boyo. Get up that tree!"

But just a quick word of warning to all those of us removing articles of clothing that are practically soldered to our pasty bodies.....