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April Showers and pregnant weather girls

Dear England,

april showers

April showers with bucketloads of what??

What do you call this then? Spring?

I don’t think so. I really don’t think so. I think Hell has frozen over. And little bits of it are raining down in hailstorms. Yet every time the pregnant weather girl comes on tele, she cocks her head with that apologetic smile and says ‘expect some more April Showers’.

Do I look like I need a shower? April or otherwise?

Where does the April Showers’ quote come from? I’d never heard of it before I came to live in England, and each year we get the same cliche trotted out to excuse the crap weather. I looked it up on Wemakeitallupapedia and they said April Showers had been a romantic film. Not a very good one it would appear, as it was remade five times, in 1923, 1929, 1948, 1993, and 2009.

Not having seen the film, I have no idea whether the producer’s idea of a romantic setting was a downpour of cats and dogs with a couple of shattered icebergs thrown into the mix for a laugh. But I guess it appears that everyone has Spring and new life on the brain with so many of the weather girls all being up the duff?

We know what they were all doing last summer!

Have you noticed how they all appear to be sporting the latest in maternity wear?

I guess it’s hardly surprising when you consider what a male weather presenter predicted in his forecast earlier this year.

Bucketloads of c*nt anyone?

I guess there’s been a lot of April showers – romantic ones – in the hallowed halls of the BBC and ITV lately, and it was past the watershed.

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Vegemitevix is the story of a crazy Kiwi travel blogger and expat Mum who swapped Vegemite for Marmite, Pavlova for Pork Pies, and beautiful beaches for Blighty all for the love of an Englishman she met in Paris. Now back in New Zealand Vegemitevix blogs about travel, expat life, parenting teenagers and how to blog. Please follow on Google + my Google Profile+.

'April Showers and pregnant weather girls' has 23 comments

  1. April 20, 2012 @ 7:10 pm Steve

    Have to say I am relieved by the weather. For the first time in years it is actually seasonal!


    • April 22, 2012 @ 5:55 pm vegemitevix

       Is it really? Gosh, that’s a bit depressing. But what about the weather forecast, is that type of weather typical for Britain and this time of year? LOl x


  2. April 20, 2012 @ 9:49 pm London City Mum

    You mean you don’t know that old joke?
    If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

    Yes, I know. Awful. But at least I did not use the naughty word.

    LCM x


    • April 22, 2012 @ 5:56 pm vegemitevix

      Hahahaha. Poor guy, I wonder if he is still employed by the BBC.


  3. April 21, 2012 @ 1:55 pm Expat Mum

    OMG, that poor weather reporter. He would have been fired over here!


    • April 22, 2012 @ 5:56 pm vegemitevix

      I know, he tweeted his mistake with the hastage #P45 ;-p  But I do wonder if it was a Freudian slip.


  4. April 23, 2012 @ 12:21 pm Muddling Along

    Um sweetie this is normal for England in the spring – that’s why we invented the cardigan…


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