Let’s hope we’ll be swopping those brollies for parasols

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With the atrocious weather that has been battering this country (apart from just the odd glimpse of that yellow orb), I thought it was time to pay a small tribute to the humble brolly.

This protector against the elements (well, rain and wind) is an essential item these days.

But have you ever tried to get one to stay up on a blustery day? No, me neither.

In the past month I’ve been through at least five of the blighters, so if anyone knows of a brand that is completly and utterly windproof, please let me know!

I think we’re all pretty fed up with bad weather now and no-one feels much like Singin’ In The Rain. Let’s hope the weekend sunshine means we’ll now be swopping brollies for parasols...