Summer in the UK

Fingers crossed summer has finally arrived in the UK – well, I say UK what I actually mean is the South East of the UK. Most of the time the South East/London does have the best weather overall. Yesterday was nice and warm and so was today. The weather forecasters predicted that the rest of the week will be the same. Now this is amazing since there is two major events starting this week, one is Wimbledon which started today for two weeks and the other is the Glastonbury Festival. Wimbledon is notorious for bad weather – last year was a wash out with extra games being played late in the day to stop it from running over the two weeks. I remember many years ago Cliff Richard singing on Centre Court while it rained and rained. Wimbledon is a British icon with grass playing courts and strawberries. Another thing that is all British and associated with the summer is Pimms with lemonade. It has to be a proper Pimms with all the trimmings; mint, cucumber, orange slice and strawberries. This is a very good way of getting one of your fruit portions for the day!

The other event for this time of year is Glastonbury. The past few years it has rained nearly during the whole four days with images in the press of tents floating away down a river of mud. Now if you want to see mud then Glastonbury when it rains is the place to go. I’ve never been to Glastonbury but I have watched it on TV for the past five or so years. Thanks to Interactive TV I can choose who I want to watch – hopefully this year the BBC will have some of it on the BBC iplayer so I can download some of the really good bands. If the nice weather stays for Glastonbury and Wimbledon then maybe it will stay for the rest of summer, I’m being overly optimistic here but stranger things have happened.


2 Responses to “Summer in the UK”

  1. 1 Cynical Scribble June 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I’ve been to the last 4 Glastonbury’s and all but 1 was a complete mud bath. Last year was worse again and has made a lot of people think twice if they want to put themselves through it again.

    I’m going again this year (going tomorrow) and so far the weather forecast looks very good. Not much rain is forecast (possibly only one or two showers!). Stranger things have happened indeed…. *fingers crossed* 🙂

  2. 2 Michelle Best June 24, 2008 at 11:45 am

    By the looks of it the weather is staying nice – have a really great time! I’m so looking forward to watching it on TV! One day I will go…

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