At 10:52 this morning, the Irish Summer began. From behind a rolling bank of grey clouds, a single ray of sun burst through.
Excitement began to grow inside of me...
Within a few minutes, the tiny hole grew and soon the sky was a glorious blue and the heat of the sun was causing steam to rise from my garden.
Quick as a flash, I had the clothes on the line and was filling up the kiddy pool.
The snot queen was running round the garden in all her naked glory, lapping up reams of vitamin D into her pale Irish limbs while her ginger sister slept away in a pouch on my back.
It was beautiful.
I raced inside to grab the last bucket of water for the pool and as I poured it in, a cool breeze floated chillingly round my legs...
I looked up in time to see the bank of grey clouds roll back into place, squelching the last of the summer's rays.
Irish Summer, 2010: 10:42am -11:37am
It was nice while it lasted...