Monday, June 20, 2005

You call this heat?

With summer comes heat and pronouncements about Britain being hotter than (insert tropical place here). Yes, it's warm and yes, it's nice - but for goodness' sake, it's not as hot as they keep trumpeting it as. No amount of stories about Brits flocking to the beaches will make Brighton and Margate the new Mediterranean or California or Caribbean; they just don't have the glamour for it. How fantastic would French beaches seem if they were soundtracked not with Will Smith but with "Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside"? Thank you.

The last time I was in the Caribbean it was steaming hot all the time. And it wasn't even in the summer. So heaven knows how folks here would take it if it really was Totally Tropical. (And people have been known to die during heatwaves, like France last year and just this week in India. So lay off the gloating for a bit.) Mind you, England always has had a funny relationship with weather.

Summer... start of Wimbledon. More weeks of getting us all to root for bloody Tim Henman. And more weeks of Maria Sharapova running around in a lovely white minidress. :)


The Archivist said...

Wimbledon? Maria Sharapova? A white minidress?

This should be interesting.

Oricon Ailin said...

And exactly how hot is it there???

It's 106 degrees Farenheit here where I live in Texas. EEKS!

Cindylover1969 said...

You see? That's what I'm talking about... now THAT'S hot! It ain't 106 degrees Fahrenheit over here...