Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rain, rain, rain

Rain, rain, rain

Apparently, June is the monsoon season in Britain.

British weather is never that predictable. It’s probably why we Brits talk about it so much. For example, these last few days have been monsoon rain in the early morning, followed by lots of sun and humidity, with maybe a hail storm in the afternoon. And we get a lot of rain in this country!

More often than not, we don’t appreciate just how well off we are, or even just how vital our wet weather is. We may moan, we may have grey days for half the year, but actually this is probably more beneficial than we realise. OK, so grey days are depressing and our lack of sun isn’t great for those suffering from seasonal disorders, yet rain is a blessing. It means we have plenty of water – we don’t have to walk for miles to reach any form of water, let alone clean drinking water – and it means our countryside is as lush and green as it is. It means we have this:

Ahh, the beautiful Cornish countryside. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

Something that many places around the world can only dream of.

God provides for us in ways we might not realise, and we can’t always tell what His plan is at the time. We shouldn’t get frustrated with what He has given us, because He works for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28), even when life is hard and all we want to do is bail out. Even in tiny things like missing the bus. Or being put with a lab partner who annoys you. Or having a week of typical British weather. I’m not just saying count your blessings, but trust the One who gives. Trust that He loves perfectly enough to let painful or annoying things happen because it will be good for you in the end.

Put up the umbrella and enjoy the rain.

Hi everyone, and welcome to the blog!

I guess I should start by introducing myself. I’m Kathryn, a biology geek by training (and general geek anyway), but also a Christian by faith.

I am an avid Lord of the Rings fan (best story and film IN THE WORLD – I genuinely love it all, the huge detail Tolkein uses, how much effort was put into the films, SO GOOD), and was brought up in the beautiful city of Oxford, so I naturally think it’s the centre of the universe – oh, and obviously Tolkein’s Shire was based on Oxfordshire. The rolling hills, the clean air, the sheep… I could talk for hours.

So why start a blog? Following the crowd? Maybe. But I hope that sharing my thoughts/reviews/whatever  here will be somehow entertaining/encouraging/helpful rather than a waste of space.

So stay tuned, and read on!

– Kathryn

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