Ohhh, OK. That’s not entirely true, but I have to admit, when it rains in Ibiza, it makes me really, really happy (yes, even in peak summer season)! And given that we’ve just had a couple of days of EPIC stormy weather here on the white isle, I have to admit I am feeling particularly chipper – especially considering it’s the end of August!
You see, after the rain, the entire mood of the island seems to shift… or even lift – like the rain cleanses away the grumpy moods, short tempers and lack of patience normally associated with oppressive August. Sure, you miss a couple of beach days here and there (sorry holidaymakers – we need it!), but just think of how beautiful, lush and green the island looks afterwards! And considering just how hot and steamy August has been, the cooler temps were a welcome respite from the heat, and a reminder that our favourite month of the year is just around the corner.
Ahhh, September. I can hardly wait!
But back to the matter of the rain. I’ve had to cancel two photo shoots, can’t find parking anywhere in Dalt Vila (where I live) because all the tourists have gone shopping in lieu of the beach (when the going gets wet, the wet go shopping), my roof is leaking, I missed my open-air yoga class and I’M STILL SMILING!
Why? Because I’ve had time to finally catch up on my emails (only 15 left in the inbox!), update my Pinterest page, meticulously study my Facebook feed (and not necessarily in that order), clean my house, do ALL my laundry, colour-coordinate my wardrobe, pre-plan the next six weeks worth of clubbing outfits, watch an entire series of Orange Is The New Black on the internet, spend quality time with my furry friends, cook indulgent comfort food and catch up on all the sleep I’ve missed out on in the last few months!
But holidaymakers, don’t despair. As I type this now, I can see the clouds blowing over and the sun shining through in patches… I’ve consulted my trusty iPhone weather app and he assures me tomorrow we’ll be back to balmy 29-degree weather, nothing but pure sunshine and blue skies ahead for the rest of the season.
As you were…