Plus ça change …

… plus c’est la même chose.  I posted this image on Blip this morning with the title “Praying for snow” :

Prayer candles ...

I had a vague recollection I had used the same title on WordPress and a search brought up a post from exactly the same day two years ago – almost spooky 😳  The words could have been written today:

Things can only get better – the UK weather at the start of 2014 has been dreadful, a combination of high winds, high tides and endless rain … The bike remains on charge in the garage, the golf clubs hide in the boot of my car and the cameras remain on the shelf – too dull/wet/cold to venture out.

The only change is that there are now two bikes sitting idle and on charge in the garage – “when will they ever learn


  1. LaVagabonde · January 7, 2016

    Woah. Spooky indeed. But cool, too. 😀

  2. Su Leslie · January 7, 2016

    Hope your prayers are answered soon! Love the Marlene Dietrich clip. Thanks for that. 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · January 8, 2016

      Thanks Su. It’s getting colder and dryer next week so maybe it worked ☺
      I got tired of that track many years ago, especially the many average covers but Marlene in German breathes new life into it.

      • Su Leslie · January 8, 2016

        Yes; it goes from be a fairly meh sort of song to something quite special in her interpretation. She is one of my heroes.

  3. Cate Franklyn · January 7, 2016

    The week was cold and sunny, the weekend will be rain. My camera is getting very grumpy as I’m sure your bikes, clubs and camera are.

    • northumbrianlight · January 8, 2016

      I always imagine Manhattan in snow in the winter, there is time yet I guess. I hope some inspirational weather arrives soon for both of us.

  4. greenmackenzie · January 7, 2016

    Funny how history repeats itself!

  5. restlessjo · January 9, 2016

    You don’t subscribe to global warming then? 🙂 No snow for me, please!

    • northumbrianlight · January 9, 2016

      You read me like a book Jo 🙂 I am sure its on the way ⛄ ❄ 🏂

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