The weather has been atrocious these last few days. Rain, rain and more rain. I must admit that between the storms it did clear up and rain for a while.
“I don’t know what you are complaining about.” said a friend “It just liquid sunshine!”
Today dawned bright and sunny and as the day progressed so did the temperature. Apparently it was warmer here in Britland this afternoon than in Mexico City, according to the met-man on TV.
I decided to take advantage of the lull in the monsoon season to get about and about and do some errands. First stop, the filling station to get some petrol.
While I was filling the tank I noticed that they had pre-packed paraffin on the forecourt. I thought it would be wise to get a stock in for my greenhouse heater just in case the weather turned really cold in the winter (which is a dead cert it would!). I paid for the petrol and the paraffin and when I returned home I looked at the receipt and was shocked by the price so I
did some quick mental arithmetic checked up on my calculator what the real price was in UK gallons. I can’t be doing with these new-fangled “litre” thingies!
It turns out that petrol (gas, in the Colonies) is now £6.14 per UKgal ($9.92 USD), and paraffin (kerosene) is £8.99 per UKgal ($14.53 USD).
When I was a lad in nineteen hundred and frozen stiff I can remember that paraffin cost 3/6d per gal, and petrol was 5/6d in proper English money; and, no, I’m not even going to attempt to convert that into USDs. How times have changed.
Good morning, Betsy.