Spring is here!!

Hello dear Ponders and welcome to spring (well, at least it's spring here in north-west Europe!)

In case you've ever wondered, I (Dan) live here.

As you can see the town is called Scarborough, there are about 60,000 people here and, for the most part, I love it! It's a really pretty place, there's lots of space and fresh air and there's even a 12th century castle!

One of the downsides is the winters are cold, dark and long. Take a look at how many hours of sun we get from October to March - less than 4 hours a day :( 

So it's kind of dark a lot of the time and people can get a little depressed. But finally winter begins to fade away and is replaced by spring. For the first time in months we can feel the sun on our faces and there are flowers everywhere. Yay! :)

April is known for having lots of showers (short periods of rain) and so rainbows are common at this time of year.

With the sun out everyone is in a good mood and people are happy to be able to be outdoors once again. The winters here are long but it all seems worth it once we get to spring. As we say in English, 'If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain' (this means if you want something good then often you have to go through or deal with something bad first, in order to get it).

I hope you enjoyed this little look at where I live. Is the weather the same where you are? We'd love to hear from you - leave a comment below or even better, post about the weather in your country in the forum. Bye! Dan