Monday, September 01, 2008

It's not all daffodils and bunnies, y'know

I'm looking forward to summer almost as much as the next person (though I must declare that it's far easier to dress well in cold weather than in hot). But spring? I've got to do a big bah - humbug here.

Yeah, it's wonderful when we get a nice day or two, especially if it happens in the weekend. And it's great to be able to hang your washing outside on those days, and plan picnics and dress in fewer than three layers (and none of them have to be polar fleece or merino).

But let me say three things: 1) hayfever, 2) galeforce winds, and 3)the cold snaps that come just when you've put away all your cold-weather clothes.

Number 3 hasn't really hit yet, mostly because it's still too early to start packing away the woollies. Even the most naive, forgetful optimist would be waiting for at least another month.

Number 2 hasn't happened yet either, but just you wait. Until October. Then you'll be hanging onto lamp posts to avoid being blown into the next block like a badly pegged duvet cover.
On the other hand, there might well be some substance to the theory that my city is becoming less and less windy with global warming.

Number 1...ah, the one that turns my glee to misery every year. I haven't started sneezing yet (unless you count my last cold). But last night I developed the filthiest headache, and - despite faithful doses of paracetamol - it still has it's nasty grip on my head as I blog (it's been 24 hours and counting).

I guess it would be a good idea to think happy thoughts at this point - floral dresses, the promise of weekends away, summer fruit and...daffodils and bunnies.


Make Tea Not War said...

The thing I don't like about Spring is the way the shops are full of light summery clothes but you have to go on wearing your winter clothes because it's cold even if they've gotten kind of worn or (if you are DOTH) have outgrown them

Nigel Patel said...

I've never been able to follow clothes-buying patterns.
Buy coats in the summer, bathing suits while you're still wearing the big Winter coat.
Ridiculous, no?

Violet said...

mtnw: yeah I know what you mean. And when it's finally warm enough to wear 'em, you're already sick of seeing them hanging in your wardrobe for the last 4 months...

nigel: it doesn't make sense, but it does make for good sales.

Angela said...

Spring is always a nose runner for me I do wish there were two automs instead.
I guess hold on to your tissues