A Typical British Summer

April 22, 2020 11:50 am

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British summers get a bad press. The weather may not always be the best or predictable, we get pestered by wasps and the lack of air conditioning makes many of us miserable. However, there are some things that make the classic British summer unlike any other in the world. Here are some of the most unique things:

  1. Rainy BBQs

Plans for a BBQ usually fall on a day when it rains. There will be no cancellation though, and everyone will soldier on huddled under umbrellas and raincoats eating soggy hot dogs and tutting every once in a while.

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  1. Rumours about a hosepipe ban

A few consecutive days of sunshine and rumours begin to circulate about a possible hosepipe ban.

  1. Rumours begin about a water shortage

See the point above. The same thing applies to a lack of water. A few days without a drop of rain and we worry like we’re in the deserts of Africa and supermarkets immediately sell out of bottled water.

  1. Windows get smashed

Yes, when the weather is good it brings out the kids and families into the streets to play their rare games of cricket, football, tennis, frisbee or nerf fights. There is bound to be, at least one occurrence of a ball through the window! For replacement glass, consider a Glass Suppliers Bristol at a site like Roman Glass, leading Glass Suppliers Bristol.

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  1. Wasps

What is it with wasps? You can never eat ice cream in peace without screaming and running to avoid an angry, buzzing attack.