Hasn't anybody else noticed the '75/6 esque summer?
We've waited a long time for such a long hot spell with the fine forecast set to last into September. Booming ice cream sales along the towpath, booming bike sales in Halfords yesterday, booming garden furniture sales, it's quite an economic boost all around for such a simple thing as a real summer.
I went round Derwent & Ladybower reservoirs yesterday on my bike and was surprised at how much the levels had dropped since the Lancaster flew over in May, I don't remember seeing a bomb fall that day. Hosepipe bans, stand pipe queues, kids playing in tin baths, it's daja vu '70s time, get those stacks and flares out of the wardrobe...
Quickbeam, aye, it's no good, I shall have to turn the heating off ;o}}
I have actually started wearing shorts and sandals (now there's a sight!!) something I haven't done for yonks and the garden is suffering because it is to debilitating to venture out and work in this heat - we complain when it is cold and we complain when it is too bloomin hot - a very British trait!!
I took a wander along the beach at Portobello (Edinburgh) and it stuck me that far to many well built ladies were showing far to much than was good for them and for me as it happens.lol.
I almost paddled in the sea but then I remembered that the North sea is rarely more than 1° hotter in the summer than it is in the winter. But dogs and the toddlers in their fluorescent vests seem to find the water fine.