Recently it has been raining.  You may have noticed.
Raining a lot.

Of course, it never rains in Ladybird Land.  Ladybird Land is a place of eternal spring flowers and sunny picnics and games with boats down by the friendly river.

Well no.  Actually, it does rain.  But not a lot.  I went on a quest to find out how much it actually rains there.  Perhaps I didn’t look in the right places – do let me know if I’ve missed the obvious, but this is what I’ve found so far.

The pictures above are from prayer books – prayers encouraging children not to grumble but to be thankful for rain.  A lesson for us all no doubt.

Of course, there’s The Princess and the Pea.  Rain is bit essential to the story.  The same is true for The Sleepy Water Vole.

But, once again, it seems we have to turn to Peter and Jane for gritty social realism: