This evening I went to a Japanese restaurant with two friends who I have seen separately within the lock down period, but not together. It was lovely to finally be reunited as a trio! We took advantage of the current UK government Eat Out to Help Out scheme that many restaurants are taking part in and got 50% off our bill. We caught up, laughed, took photos, enjoyed some good food and each other’s company. We also went back to my friend’s flat and played a quiz game. Before the pandemic we would play board games together quite often, so it was heartwarming to enjoy that activity again.
The weather has taken a drastic turn. When we went out to dinner it was bright and sunny with no signs of thunderstorms on the way. We all wore skirts/dresses with no need for jackets! A lovely summer’s evening… or so we thought. On the way back home we started to hear the rumbling from the thunder, and began to see small flashes of lightning. As soon as my friend and I got to our respective houses, the torrential rain came down. Thunder, lightning, rain, humidity, the works. Definitely some of the brightest flashes of lightning that I’ve ever seen! I read in the news that it is a few months worth of rain coming down in one night… how crazy! Thankful to be out of the horrible weather and in a warm and cozy bed.