Summer rain

It rained today as if it would never stop. Heavy, then lighter, then misty, then pure buckets. Permeating the skin and creeping into the crevices of the heart. The kind of rain where leaving the house is an extreme option and all you want to do is curl up with a mug of tea.



I listened to the rain hammering down all afternoon and got caught while walking home. The droplets are only just visible on the path in this photo, splashing into the puddles.

I love rain. I love the metaphorical and literal cleanse it gives everything. Being outside is rare for me at the moment and the brief walk jolted me out of the depths of Javascript and word counts. The smell of damp plants and trees and the occasional soaking from a passing car was just enough to blow away the cobwebs.

Is this all there is?

I sit here with a tissue shoved up each nostril melting slowly into a puddle of Lemsip, Earl Grey and digestive biscuits. I haven’t eaten anything but porridge or biscuits for 3 days. That’s not that…

Hello 2016

I definitely overestimated my ability to write here while holding down a full-time job, as well as managing other compulsory life stuff. I think I’ve overestimated my ability to do anything… or at least, it feels like…


    Love it, Alice! I share your admiration of the rain, so much that I just had to go for a run in it yesterday… it was nice and invigorating!! I’m glad it gave you a distraction from all of that typing and coding. 🙂

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