Thursday, 9 October 2014

Blame It On The Rain




I love the sound of the pitter-patter of rain against the window especially when you least expect it. From that autumnal sunshine, the weather was overpowered by a foul mood and had a brief rant.

Had I been out without an umbrella and wearing suede shoes, I'd be cursing all the gods; but I'm home, tucked in the sofa with a fleece blanket, feet propped up, snuggled next to my cushions, and comforted by a warm mug of camomile tea while I nurse an eyeball-busting headache and joint and muscle pain. 

I love looking out the windows when it pours. I count the raindrops until I can count no more. It's about 13 degrees celsius but it feels tropical as watching the rain reminds me of childhood. I used to play in the rain and especially loved cycling in the rain -- deliberately over puddles. 

The rain brings back memories of hot chocolate made from tableya and champorado shared amongst family and friends. It was best enjoyed after a quick jump in the shower to wash off the rain water. While I blew at my spoon of champorado to cool it down, I rubbed my tiny feet together. The clean and dry feeling gave me that warm and fuzzy sensation knowing that I could have a choice between an afternoon nap and some TV perhaps.



Top photo: tablets made of roasted cocoa beans used to make traditional Philippine hot chocolate beverage; Below photo: traditional Philippine chocolate rice porridge with evaporated milk topping


The rain is a waiting game. You let it pass. You wait. There's no rush, as life was for me as a child. It tempers your expectations as the sun may or may not shine afterwards. Just feeling a tad mawkish at the moment, and the rain's to blame.

Does the rain make you sentimental?









12 comments:

  1. I don't mind listening to the rain as long as I'm curled up indoors with a good book! Yesterday however it poured down just as I was leaving the hairdressers - now that's a different matter!! I can just imagine how delicious your traditional hot chocolate must be. It's a drink which always reminds me of cold winters growing up.

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    1. Very delicious that it verges on being unhealthy coz we tend to add full-fat milk. Cringe. Haha.

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  2. I love the rain when I am inside with music, books a cup of tea and no where to go. I love the mood of it and how it appears when the rain stops. It's a wonderful time. I just not fond of it when I have to go out in it and I get soaked, then it's much different. But, from inside watching it come down is magical :))) Happy Friday doll xx

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  3. The first thing I think about when it rains is my hair and then whether I have a brolly that actually works. I love the sound of rain when I'm indoors, particularly at night in bed; it just feels so cosy. I don't get sentimental as such, I just become lazy. I've been known to cancel a planned night out because of the rain - I'm not a fan unless, as I say, I'm indoors. I hope the aches and pains are from a zumba class rather than a cold/flu. Have a good weekend xx

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    1. I was ill as a matter of fact. But all's well and good now. Thanks! Have a lovely week xx

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  4. There are days when I don't mind rain, where I enjoy staying indoors. But now that I am doing more photo shoots outdoors, it is really not that practical... so mixed feelings when it comes to rain.

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    1. I'm not liking the rain today. Monday blues. Have the hump. Hope you're having a good start to the week :)

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  5. Rain makes me really emotional! I dont like it but sometimes I find myswlf enjoying it under plaid!

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  6. I wish I could remember what a cosy rainy day feels like! This drought is so boring. Always sunny and water is restricted, so my garden looks terrible. I do love rain; it reminds me of when my son was little and he'd drag his red rocking chair to the window with his favorite teddy tucked under his arm and watch the rain fall. I miss my baby boy!!!

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    1. I completely forget that we're from different parts of the planet! Aww..that's such a sweet memory of your little boy. Hope you see him soon. And Tugboat Man of course :) x

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