Thought for the day:"What's the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter."
So, this morning I went to get a tent !
I know we do not really need a tent - but this was a 10m x 6m plastic Gala Tent and it was meant to be "hardly used" and it was only £100.
Yesterday - it was sunny when we decided to buy it and spoke with the owner - who was a publican and brewer - The White Hart at Llanddarog asked if we could come today instead as they were already open then....
Today - we had the worst weather for a long time - with the rain pouring down - particularly as I went to Llanddarog and found that the tent was outside waiting for me!! In a Big Bin!! Where it had been for the last year - or maybe even longer - together with all the metal legs and connectors... And A Bothy.
So - dragging all the canvas ( well plastic ) into the Bothy and then transferring the poles - it took at least an hour ( or seemed like it ) certainly long enough to get drenched.
After this - It was down to the warehouse to get it unpacked - and it was still soaking. Worse than that - all the sides had been packed so tightly that it was stuck together with rain and mud...
So - another hour of rain soaked transfer but in the end it was all stacked away..
Should look like this one day
If nothing else it could make a good polytunnel for susie when we get the smallholding!!
As the weather gets worse during the day - I think back on all those days that we put up tents in the rain and the wind and the bad weather - and I thank my stars for sitting in a warm and dry house..
Just about got this out in time ..