Singing in the Rain
(or alternatively : Blue Sky Thinking)
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Singin’ in the Rain.”
I’m going to be honest with you all now…This prompt made me laugh.
And I mean in a good way not a bad way.
Why do I say this ? I live by allegedly the rainiest city in the UK…with the brightest of outlooks…Manchester, England.
When we went for the 2000 Olympics with a smile it was the only thing occupying the other contestants minds – the Urban Myth that it always rains in Manchester….
The attitude changed when those who mocked were facing raised temperatures in open air arenas around the county during the commonwealth games hosted two years later – the mineral water was being drunk by the gallon in above average temperatures and sun screen was brought in to dish out among the volunteers….For me I found myself in a portacabin at Heaton park in Prestwich – Manning computerised scoreboards for the Lawn Bowls contest
And when it did rain (Nightime) – we accepted it with a smile – the umbrella sequence of the opening ceremony was a triumph of northern humour over the weather.
What those south of the midlands forget – That Lakeland or Buxton water they drink at the sporting events in the south – has got to come from somewhere…and its nowhere from London.
So Yes – it Rains…but there’s colour in every raindrop in the sky.
Crack open the Vimto* – and Drink in the Sunshine
The rainbows are lovely with some blue sky thinking.
* Vimto is a Non-alcoholic Cordial made from Grapes, Blackberries and Raspberries – originally brewed by Nicholls and Sons in Salford – If you haven’t tried it – feel free – as their new ad states – its seriously mixed up fruit – and its fantastic!!!