I've mentioned Ma's weather obsession before. I think that part of this is because it is something safe to talk about, but there's a definite theme which is sun = good and everything else = bad.
Today we have had frequent and heavy showers - roughly three an hour, each lasting for about 10 minutes. The conversation goes something like this:
'It's looking very nasty over there'
'Oh good, it's brightening up now'
'It's looking very nasty over there...'
Tomorrow she goes to spend a week with Peter while I go and look after a post-operative Cornishman. Plus ca change...