Apr 10, 2012 - England    10 Comments

The No-Rain-Run Has Ended!

Without doubt, the British weather is not associated with beutiful beautiful sunshine and tropical temperatures. In fact, the opposite being rainy, stormy and cloudy is true. Don’t blame yourself if you thought that way, because I thought exactly the same. However, my arrival was unexpectedly pleasant. Sunshine, warm temperature and no sight of clouds, one could summarize it as springtime.

Spending three days in a row in this beautiful weather was reason enough for me to call my weather luck  “The No-Rain-Run”. A new challenge with only one question: How long would my British no-rain-run endure. As it turned out pretty long. During this suny sunny period I went to London, visited the beautiful castle Kingston Lacy, went to the Durlston County Park on a fairy ferry and enjoyed much time at the beach.

Unfortunately everything has an end and so did my no-rain-run. Last Tuesday, after 16!!! days of picturesque weather, it rained for about 40 minutes. After that it started to hail. I think, to really let me know  I think it was to really let me know that my no-rain-run is over! Now I had have the pleasure to meet Mister rain every day at least for an hour. What made the end of my no-rain-run even worse was the upcoming Eastern Easter weekend. Which obviously meant a four-day weekend and the opportunity to travel England. Well, this plan was literally washed away. No one wanted to spend a lot of money and end up in fog and rain. As the weekend appeared the weather got worse.

Today was the worst, I even had to use a rain jacket! Right?! A rain jacket! Can I get some sympathy. Fun fact about Bournemouth: Nobody ever carries an umbrella. Not because they are all really lazy or used to rain, but because the wind, which is more like a storm, makes it impossible to use one. Anyway, I spent the weekend with going to the old capital of England, Winchester, going twice to the movies and of course celebrating Eastern. After all, Eastern is news that you can use. Luckily the British focus more on the real background of Eastern rather than chocolate and weird sugar deserts dessert. (Fun Fact about me – for those who didn’t already know – I am Swiss but I don’t like chocolate that’s why I was lucky.)

After the past week I have the to face the truth and admit that the British weather is like a box of chocolate. Like my host told me at the beginning of my stay: In the morning there can be sunshine, in the afternoon it can rain and in the evening be sunny again. Should you not know what to talk when about liaising with a Brit, the weather is always an interesting topic. My challenge is now to start yet another “no-rain-ran!” and top my previous record. Wish me luck!

Your challenge is to find some mistakes and post them right here! And I know there are some  ;  - ) Thanks in advanced!

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  • “because I did think” – I would say “I thought”

    “Now I had the pleasure” – since it’s “now,” I would say, “Now I HAVE the pleasure…”

    “Eastern weekend” – Preeeeetttttyyyyy sure you mean Easter.

    “Which obviously meant a four-day weekend giving the opportunity to travel England.” – I would reword this so that you don’t use “giving.” For example, “Which obviously meant a four-day weekend and the opportunity to travel England.”

    “No-one” should be “no one.”

    “lacy” should be “lazy”

    “I spent the weekend with going to the old capital of England” shouldn’t have the “with”

    “British focus more and the real background” – should be “focus more on the real background”

    “deserts” should be “desserts” (think of the extra “s” as more tasty desserts to eat! Haha!)

    “face the truth an admit” – should be “and admit”

    “what to talk when liaising” – “what to talk ABOUT when liaising”

    “My challenge is now, to start yet another no-rain-ran” – get rid of the comma, it’s unnecessary, and go with “no-rain-run!” :)

    “And I knowe there are some” Obviously, “knowe” should be “know.”

    Sorry, Raphy, very long post so more corrections! I know that you appreciate it, though! :)

    • thanks Maggie, I REALLY DO APPRECIATE all your corrections! You have are incredible in finding all me little tiny (or big) mistakes ;) THANKS A LOT!

  • So, now it’s my turn to play the teacher! =)
    First of all I think, you went on a “ferry” and not on a “fairy” (that’s something different! XD)
    Second: it’s called “to face the truth” and not “the face the truth” and “I know” and not “I knowe”, but those were slips of the pen (Flüchtigkeitsfehler), I guess…
    But the rest is extraordinairily good! You sound like a real CPE student! =)

    • slips of the pen -> like it!
      thank you ;) You’ll make a great teacher!

  • Heyy Raphy!!

    First, “beautiful” is spelled incorrectly in the first paragraph (but you spell it correctly later) and “suny” is spelled wrong in the second paragraph.

    Also, the sentence “I think, to really let me know that my no-rain-run is over!” should either have no comma and be
    – “I think to really let me know…” OR
    – ” I think it was to really let me know…”

    You’re adventures sound wonderful and I miss you very much!!! I hope I can get a chance to see you this summer!


    • well done s.a.m. ;)
      Glad you like my adventures. There will be a lot more!

  • “liaising”? “endure”? “picturesque”??? You’ve got to be kidding me! The queen might be but I’m definitely not amused of your new language skills…I liked the “oh my gosh” so much more :p

    • hehe totally i was like, and she was like ohh my gooosh xD better?

      • muuuuuch better ;D

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