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