Readers in the UK can’t fail to have noticed that we’ve experienced a mini heatwave.
‘It’s tooooo hot!’ Britains cry.
But is it?
How can it be?
Hot, cold, wet, windy; it just is.
Accepting is hard. Especially accepting what’s outside of your control, ie. the weather.
But if you can… it’s liberating.
My favourite comment from the week is this cracker: ‘It’s too hot. It’s unbearable. And it’s going to rain at the weekend.’
Enjoy the weather.
As always, I’d love your thoughts on this. Please comment below.
PS Beautiful quote from Billy Connolly: ‘There’s no such thing as the wrong weather, only the wrong clothes.’
You are so inspirational,you write few sentences but it means alot .
Billy Connelly was presumably misquoting Alfred Wainwright, the walker, who wrote, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” in his 1973 book Coast to Coast.
We have to seem pessimistic about the weather in the UK – otherwise what would we have to talk about?
We only suffer, in this country, from an inability of temperatures to rise and fall progressively, thus allowing acclimatisation. We’ll be used to it by October.
My good friend phoned. I said God it’s hot, he said don’t sunburnt, I aswered a bit difficult laying in a hostpital bed!
Global warming, we would never win when it comes to the weather. But we love to moan about it.
The weather is perfect. I have cleared a corner space to work comfortably with the fan on. I am reading and making notes for typing later and a bunch of lovely cold grapes are just the snack to eat. Perfect 🥰
Have a lovely afternoon everyone xx
Talking about the weather is fine. Complaining or letting affect our moods and lives is the most un-inspirational and pointless things we can choose to do. Get wet, get hot, get cold and rejoice being alive enough to notice. The media are pathetic enough for all of us. 30 degrees is no big deal. UK has marched through those temperatures again and again. Btw, having not allowed it to rain on my wedding day and clearing the clouds for my guests prove to me the power of acceptance, choice and influence. And yes, I’m fine if you think I’m kidding. Those of us that are in the know believe :). Enjoy the sky, whatever the colour. Enjoy the rain for nature and our complexion. Enjoy the sun for your vitamin intake. Think wonderful thoughts and rejoice life. G
What if the weather folks put the weather in perspective? Summers in many places SHOULD be hot (okay, Phoenix is TOO hot); Winters should be cold. We need the rain (though perhaps not the torrents in some places). What if acknowledged the extremes the better to appreciate the moderate days?
Whether the weather is hot
Whether the weather is not
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not
I learned this spelling rhyme as a child 😀
It is always hot in Florida. As a northerner, it took me years to recognize he signs of Winter. But what is the point to complaint about something I have no control over.
Brits love moaning about the weather. It is what it is, we just need to deal with it. I was on board a 1955 “Boat-train” yesterday, sweating profusely due to the weather. I loved every minute on both counts. If it rained, I would still say that the day was brilliant.
Oh well; nearly Christmas 😀
And looking forward to the snow!
I am Czech, but have been living in London since 1986. My beloved British talk about the weather a lot. That is because they mostly don’t have any. No extremes. So +5 degrees Celsius is commented as ” Siberian conditions” and a heatwave of 29degrees Celsius is unbearable. Yet, their ancestors survived in those hot colonies in India and Africa. So yep. But it is partly also that a country where weather is the most important reason to complain is a happy country.
I love our British weather….it’s never boring and predictable,as it can be elsewhere.
But unless the roof is actually leaking,any weather is good writing weather!
The words “its too hot”will never pass my lips unless I’m unlucky enough to ever be in an inferno !! Love love love this weather and long may it last ….