Madness by royal decree
Young people reading this will find it hard to believe, but there was a time in this country when the sun used to shine all the time. We had no water back then, but we didn't mind. Because we had beer and cider and gin and tonics in large fishbowls with small gardens in them.
We drank them sitting outside, drinking fast in case they evaporated in the heat. Then the sun stopped and we still had no water. We didn't like that.
No water was a fair trade off for the sunshine, but no sunshine and no water just wasn't fair.