I hope everyone is well and happy.
Here is my calendar page for May all ready to go, I’m excited because I think it’s going to be a good month.
April was apparently the wettest on record. I know they say ‘April Showers’ but this was more like a monsoon at times. It’s ironic because much of the south of England is currently under a drought order which basically means the use of hose pipes, sprinklers, etc. for domestic purposes is banned and we are being encouraged to be careful not to waste water.
People struggle to understand when we have had so much rain there is still a shortage of water, but two winters of less than average rainfall have left the ground water very depleted. Although a drought in English terms has no comparison to a drought in Africa. Here it means we have less water than we would like, in Africa it means there is no water. The truth is that most of us take water for granted. All my life I have been used to turning on a tap and clean water coming out of it. I am sure that if I had to walk for hours a day and had to carry the water I needed, which even then would not be clean enough to drink, I would still treasure every drop.
Below is my completed page for April.