Its been the warmest week of the year this past week, the warmest day in April since 1949 happened on Thursday and since then its been shorts weather every day! Yet something has remained mysterious to me about how Brits work with the weather.
We British are a weird bunch of folk, Ever the tea drinking, biscuit dunking and over apologetic people, we are just can’t seem to be comfortable with any of the weather we have every season of the year. it’s a known fact that the British are built for only one climate.
In the past year, the UK has had a weird weather pattern, in the summer of last year we had a hot summer with wall to wall sunshine throughout, It actually got over 25 degrees here in the North East which is extreme.
Where every day was a day for wearing shorts and necking back pints at the nearest pub garden and having impromptu BBQ’s in our back gardens using the disposable ones from Morrisons. and then the winter came.
We had one of the coldest winters imaginable, this past winter especially February was unbelievably cold, snow everywhere and the ice rink roads that emerged during “The Beast From The East”. We couldn’t get enough of sledging filled days with Hot Chocolate and binge-watching The Chase on Challenge TV.
Yet the nice weather has finally arrived and we are all reversing our tune and saying “Oh goodness it’s hot, I need to be cooled down” or “it’s too hot to do anything!” it’s made me think that the British people are meant to thrive in only one climate.
We don’t like it when its too cold, and we don’t like it when it’s too hot, We hate the dry heat but equally hate humidity, We get our knickers in a twist when overcast and we go off the deep end when the blue sky is here.
I think the perfect climate for British people is like the perfect cup of tea, a discussion that could cause a storm in a teacup.