10 really great things about the English summer


1. No need for special clothing.  I read people all around the world talking about a need to ‘switch over’ their winter and summer wardrobes, and the problems that go with storing appropriate clothing for ‘take off your skin and sit in your bones’ heat and ‘if you step outside your nostrils will freeze’ cold.  Here we have no such first world problem, it’s vests, warm wooly socks and long sleeves all the way, with just the one occasional pair of shorts to be extracted, creased and ever so slightly dusty, on the few days when the thermometer rises high enough to merit the risks of baring blinding white knees to that thing they call sun.


10. When it comes it’s glorious.

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