It is Summer – Today!

August 19, 2009 at 9:13 am 1 comment

DJ Hols


According to the rather attractive Sky News weather girl, Lucy Versamy, it is going to reach the heady heights of 28 to 30 degrees Celsius in the UK today. Consequently I am sporting my shorts, t-shirts and flip flops (thongs for any Aussies that pop by) and my knotted hankie and deck chair are at the ready. And, I am waiting.

To be honest, I am not hopeful. It looks a tad overcast out there at the mo and I am trying to entice the cat to sit on my lap to keep my knees warm. And, we were promised a “barbecue summer” by the Met Office some time back. And, it never materialised. Indeed, a few weeks back I had to bolster our flood defences……it has been October/November throughout the months of July/August in this small corner of Cheshire.

My resident conspiracy theorist, C,  claims that the “barbecue summer” claim was put about by the government to encourage people to take holidays at home or in the UK to boost the economy. For once, she may have been right.

But surely it will backfire next year – one fortnight bailing out of a leaking tent or sitting in a British seaside cafe nursing a mug of tea and soaking in the vinegar will surely prompt a mass exodus of the great unwashed to Costa Del Karaoke next year………

Related Posts:

It Rains Up North


Entry filed under: humour, rant, travel. Tags: , , , , , , .

Hollywood Re-writes History Too Fat To……?

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. SilverTiger  |  August 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    As long as it isn’t actually cold, I am happy. A weak spring sunshine is nice as it brightens the scene and gives it a happy expression but flaming sun and stifling heat I can do without.

    All this wobbling about in shorts and tee sheets showing off acres of red skin is not seemly. As for “flip-flops”, well, need I say more?

    The British constitution was designed for light summer flannels and a cricket pullover with an optional blazer in the cool of the evening.

    Meteorological standards have been been allowed to slide abominably to the point where even I have been forced to purchase light linen trousers for the more sultry conditions. Where will it all end? I shudder to think.

    Even now I am indoors – decorously dressed, of course – sheltering from what promise to be tiresomely warm conditions. Thank heavens for electric fans, say I.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Follow me on Twitter

My Tweets

Enter your email address to receive new posts.

Join 235 other followers

Blogs I Follow

Blog Stats

  • 699,790 hits

Flag Counter


Travels 2016

Lesley Jennings

In and Around Shere

A beautiful area in the heart of the Surrey Hills

Talking in circles

Graduate, dog-lover and cake aficionado. Really.

21c Scotland

Scottish Blue Badge Guide


These are the sometimes irreverent ramblings and observations of an English middle-aged man and middle manager.....

Public Value for Money

These are the sometimes irreverent ramblings and observations of an English middle-aged man and middle manager.....

Fit and Fabulous at 40 Plus

Rediscover yourself - food, inspiration & training programmes

Akinsankofa's Blog

Just another weblog


My own, honest (ish) thoughts and fears of expat life.

%d bloggers like this: