IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD - "FUN"
Day 2 of Green Jello's photo project is "fun" in the neighbourhood.
Fun in my neighbourhood is very dependent on being with my friends and relaxing in good company. The weather here in Scotland often scuppers plans at the last minute and you learn to be flexible when creating your fun. Snatched barbecues or picnics are often the best fun of all and you often have to not let the weather put you off - as comedian Billy Connelly once said of Scotland "there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes!"
Today was not a good day for outdoor fun - the skies were laden and grey and the rain was falling and it has helped to shape this post. It rains so frequently here in Scotland that we have a great number of words for precipitation (a bit like the Inuit and snow) - dreich, smirr, rain, drizzle, plowtery, we could have a damp sea haar or a thunder-plump, a gandiegow or a sump and it could be raining auld wives and pipe staves making us all drookit!
Fun today - cycling to work or lunch in City Square:
Fun on other days: Picnic in the park, hiking in the sunshine (sorry, did I say sunshine)!