The Ducks Seem To Enjoy It !

Recently in Southern England we’ve had a mixed bag of weather, sunshine, rain and thunderstorms. I’m not one for going out in thunderstorms but a shower of rain provided you’re dressed appropriately can be quite enjoyable, and it always makes me smile to see young ones out in their wellie boots splashing in puddles, they have such fun it almost makes me join in !


Of course when we do go out and ‘brave the weather’ to enjoy a walk around a local town, it’s sometimes nice to pop into a tea or coffee shop for a warm break. So just recently with walking shoes and waterproofs on off we went. In fact we enjoyed a nice walk and some friendly hello’s with people we met en-route. What struck me was the number of people who said ‘it’s lovely weather for ducks’ which made me think where did this saying originate … and I wonder if ducks do like rain?


these two didn’t seem to mind


although shouldn’t a duck like this be in babies bath ?

it looks a happy duck though 😊


Apparently the expression, lovely weather for ducks, (or one similar), has been in use from the first half of the 19th century. Given its humorous usage it may just be derived from a common reference to the common sight of ducks at ease in the rain… but there could be another explanation, if you should know of one do please share your thoughts in the comments.

I wonder, what’s the weather been doing where you live?
Would you be like us enjoying a warming cuppa or would it be a cooling lemonade?

All the best Jan

Recently in Southern England we’ve had a mixed bag of weather, sunshine, rain and thunderstorms. I’m not one for going out in thunderstorms but a shower of rain provided you’re dressed appropriately can be quite enjoyable, and it always makes me smile to see young ones out in their wellie boots splashing in puddles, they have such fun it almost makes me join in !


Of course when we do go out and ‘brave the weather’ to enjoy a walk around a local town, it’s sometimes nice to pop into a tea or coffee shop for a warm break. So just recently with walking shoes and waterproofs on off we went. In fact we enjoyed a nice walk and some friendly hello’s with people we met en-route. What struck me was the number of people who said ‘it’s lovely weather for ducks’ which made me think where did this saying originate … and I wonder if ducks do like rain?


these two didn’t seem to mind


although shouldn’t a duck like this be in babies bath ?

it looks a happy duck though 😊


Apparently the expression, lovely weather for ducks, (or one similar), has been in use from the first half of the 19th century. Given its humorous usage it may just be derived from a common reference to the common sight of ducks at ease in the rain… but there could be another explanation, if you should know of one do please share your thoughts in the comments.

I wonder, what’s the weather been doing where you live?
Would you be like us enjoying a warming cuppa or would it be a cooling lemonade?

All the best Jan