Candice: Those of you UK based, and who live in England and Wales particularly, may have noticed something over the last six weeks. Its REALLY HOT! Those of you who read this blog and are not in the UK, might be confused as to why that is important.
Well, the usual story with UK summers is – sun, lots of rain, some cloud, a little sun, lots of rain, some cloud. This is particularly prevalent over the six weeks of school holidays where poor parents run around trying to find ways to entertain children in terrible weather.
However, this year is different. We have had amazingly good weather, and for a long period too. Both of these things are unheard off. People are running around desperately trying to find ways to stay cool. Fans are selling out, hosepipe bans are coming in, and Lido attendance has gone through the roof. This week alone we’ve had a warning from the Met office to stay out of the sun as it will be in the 30’s every day.
Great, you say, but not so good when your country isn’t prepared for it. We don’t have air con in our house so every night I struggle to sleep properly. Every weekend, rather than looking for things to do in wet weather I’m looking for things to do that keep us cool (I’m an expert on where all the splash parks are). And I am actually hiding from the sun myself, unheard of.
The irony with all of this is Phil is away this week and has found the rain. He’s gone to the Isle of Man, and posted a picture of a torrential downpour from his boat crossing. Being the non-sunworshipper of the partnership I thought he’d like this weather but my comment to this post got a rude word! Well if that’s how you feel….
How are you coping?