I believe I have mentioned before how every year we buy a new paddling pool... use it twice... leave it out in the hope the sun might shine again...then notice sometime in mid December that it appears to be still in the garden...and in no fit state to ever be used again.
So after the weathermen said, in June, that it was gonna rain for the next 10 years I decided not to bother this year.
Then just to annoy said weathermen the UK suddenly experiences the best weather in like a million years. The sun comes out and record temperatures occur. And paddling pools become as hard to buy as sledges are on that day in January when it snows a lot.
My lovely sister managed to locate one for us. She arrived this aft with her kids, their swimmers and our shiney new paddling pool.
I will gloss over the fact that the sun didn't come out, it was ever so slightly a little bit chilly, the kids argued over the hose pipe and no-one actually got in the damned thing.
We have a new pool. That's all that counts.