Always... ALWAYS! :(
Spring has sprung. The clocks have gone forward. Its that time of the year when I start to think reluctantly about packing away the opaques and buffing up my legs ready to show the world again, gah!
I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I HATE SUMMER. I hate the sticky heat, the light pouring into the bedroom at 4am, the compulsion to be seen to be enjoying yourself at any cost, i.e., Quick Madge there's a patch of grass, get the picnic blanket and some strawberries quick smart or SOMEONE MIGHT DIE! I hate the jaunty summer tunes blasting out of car windows when all I want to do is listen to Bauhaus and The Sisters of Mercy in my candle lit bedroom!
I appreciate I may be in a minority here but I've always felt the same way. Well, since I left school and the 6 week holiday became a thing of the past. Besides, we just haven't had enough winter. Autumn is without doubt my favourite season but the last few years in Blighty we seem to have skipped this altogether in favour of an elongated sticky faux summer that lasts up until November/December then suddenly switches to freezing cold for a few weeks. No sooner has the year begun then we're back to thinking about Spring again.
OK I know we're barely into the new season but the countdown has begun. Plus I've just lost an hours sleep so I'm grumpy.
Yesterday I took down my case of summer clothes that it seems I only packed away a few months ago. There was a tiny glimmer of excitement, but only a teeny tiny one
OK, I like these dresses.
Quite like these skirts too
Swallows and stripes forever
Nope. Sorry its just not enough. I'm still firmly anti-summer.
Its the turn of my velvets, tweeds and most of my woollens to go into storage. Maybe a little prematurely but that's me, ever the pessimist!
The only kind of 'Summer Anthem' I can tolerate
What's your favourite season? Are there any anti-summer people out there or am I the only one? (Don't gang up on me)