Big fat raindrops started to fall at school today, just as Ella got into the car. The hail began as we drove out of the school grounds. It hailed all the way home. Steady, scary hail that lasted for 12 minutes and seemed to follow us as we drove down the streets to home.
It bounced off the car in little icicles, with Ari clapping his hands with joy at the thunderous noise on the roof of the car. The girls declared the hail looked “just like snow”. The temperature dropped 4 degrees in as many minutes.
After the rain, I kitted Ari up in his gumboots and waterproof pants and we went outside to explore.
And afterwards, some hot chocolate and sultana cake to warm us up after our adventure.