As is becoming seemingly customary, the holiday period is being marked today with a spell of rain in Sydney's metropolitan areas. It couldn't have come at a better time for the West Indies (that's a cricket thing) and I'm enjoying the fresh air and the sound of water falling on balconies and roofs. It's pleasant when you're drifting off to sleep.
However, walking in the rain is another matter entirely. So this week's off topic question: what's the most durable umbrella you've ever owned?
I got mine for a birthday last year from my Mum and, initially, I sort of wrote it off as just a bit of a fancy umbrella. It was a pair of black, bendy umbrellas from Blunt, a company that I've since discovered specialises in making fully tensioned umbrellas for silly conditions.
I'd hesitate to say it was the world's best umbrella, like the website advertises, but the classic model served me well throughout all of 2015. It didn't break, withstood most of the ridiculous winds that Sydney endured without inverting (like trashy umbrellas often do) and has this nice rubbery texture that meant it wasn't creating puddles when I brought it into the office.
What's the best umbrella you've ever owned? How long did you have it for (or have had) and how much did it cost?