Waiting for the Summer

Delirious? single cover for Wainting for the Summer

Was that it? Where has the summer gone? Have I slept through it, or has it not begun yet? The first thing I did this morning was switch on the heating and make myself a bowl of porridge (or ‘porage’).

I’m no meteorologist or geographer but I’m sure I remember from my school lessons that in the UK summer is the warm season that stretches gloriously from April/May to August/September. Is this yet another thing that the EU have changed the rules for and not told the rest of us? Or is it just because I live in Scotland?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “Waiting for the Summer”

  1. You did miss it I guess. Scottish ‘summers’ are always best in May / June and then we get a warm but rainy month in July. August is sometimes OK though. Statistically speaking, June is the driest month in the west of Scotland. We went on holiday to Aviemore in May and for 4 of the 6 days we were there the temperatures were above 20°C and there was no rain or significant wind. It was lovely.

  2. Thanks Ricky. You see, it’s small things like that that I’ve never noticed. It was only six years ago that I learned that there was a fixed formula to working out when the clocks went back and forward!

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