07 June 2005
Now I know I've been in England too long....

Today was a GORGEOUS day out! Best weather we've had yet this year, really felt like summer at long last. The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky, and it was sooooo warm.

In fact, it was so nice we broke out the kids' pool and filled it, ready for them to jump in after school. We dusted off the lawn furniture and set it up outside, and decided on barbeque for dinner. I made ice pops. Perfect summer day; I had visions of the kids playing in the pool, running around the garden with their ice pops, while DH and I sat at the garden table sipping frozen margaritas out of frosty glasses.

Curious, I decided to see how hot it was...

In case you can't see it, it says 57 DEGREES! Not 80, not even 70, but 57 bloody COLD degrees! If this is a "great summer day" then I know I've lived here too long and it's time to go home. And it felt so warm! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the summer--one day we'll have those margaritas...

posted by Julie at 6:44 PM 15 comments


Blogger Scott said...

It was cold late this afternoon, even I kept my shirt on!
By 7pm I had my jumper on too

Wed Jun 08, 12:47:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger mommyguilt said...

Oh MY! It was 90 here in the states - at least in Chicago. Last week, though we went through a nice range of temps from 57 - 80 or so. I think I'll take this heat, though, over the cold. Enjoy your "summer day"!

Wed Jun 08, 01:51:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Sue said...

I just calculated that 59 is about 16C - well that IS quite pleasantly warm, particularly as the sites give the temp in the shade, so it's always a few degrees warmer in the sun.

Here the early spring temps are about 15-20 and I love them. Up to 25 is about perfect. Now it's 29 in the shade (which is about 83F) and I find it too hot in the sun although the shade temp is OK. But I've had to adjust... when I was a teenager in the UK I felt roasted and exhausted if it got as high as 25 (77).

I think it's great to adjust... so you can enjoy the odd day of warmth even if it isn't hot! I gather there's a fairly good summer predicted in the UK so it may be the first of many days of sitting outside. I hope the kids enjoy the pool. When it's summer here we live in the one air conditioned room and barely go outside at all.

Wed Jun 08, 02:04:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lora said...

Went up to 97 here in Austin, and I didn't even need the air conditioning in my car. True proof that we are more adaptable they it seems.

But a sunny day in England should be celebrated no matter what the temperature.

Wed Jun 08, 02:31:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Jaws said...

Just like everyone else its very hot here and humid as hell. Worst part is AC int eh car is broke. Gonna see if I can get that fixed later this afternoon since I spend 3 hours a day in the car.

Sounds awesome there though. A great day to be out and play not inside hiding like we are.

Wed Jun 08, 02:46:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Bossy♥'s YOU said...

dang...bet the kids thought you were plum crazy...lol...it was still 87 here hin minnesotta at 8pm last night..now that is swimmin and margarita weather baby...stop by anytime..:-)

Wed Jun 08, 03:30:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger lchan said...

It's all so relative. In Minnesota after living with -60 degrees for a few weeks, 0 feels warm.

Once we took a vacation to California and it was 50 degrees (coming from a freaking -75 degrees in MN) and wearing shorts and a T-shirt and loving how warm it was. Once we moved in CA, I'd wear a winter coat if it was 50.

Wed Jun 08, 05:09:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Yikes! Where I live, 57 degrees is a winter evening.

Wed Jun 08, 07:36:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Sheri said...

OKay...(Shh...what's a jumper?)

The temp is funny, I'd trade with you. It's only about 80 here, but I am still adjusting to the humidity! ICK!

Wed Jun 08, 08:02:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Thu Jun 09, 03:06:00 AM GMT+1  
Anonymous Boudicca said...

Oops! Sorry. That was me!

Thu Jun 09, 03:06:00 AM GMT+1  
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Thu Jun 09, 07:49:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Julie said...

To all of you who said it's hot where you are...I'M JEALOUS!!

Sheri, it's a sweater (don't worry--most people don't know!)

Boudicca--thanks for stopping by!

Lora--you rock! thanks so much!

Thu Jun 09, 09:26:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Jen said...

Wow! You so totally just came up while I was "Surfing Member Blogs!" How cool, that's never happened before! :-D

Fri Jun 10, 07:32:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger oceanskies79 said...

It sounds hot in United Kingdoms. Actually, it is quite hot in Singapore too. In fact temperature shoudl vary between 30 - 34 degree Celsius lately in Singapore. I am glad that there are trees around to bring in the shades.

By the way, I will be visiting London soon. Would you be able to advise me of the opening hours of the Natural History Museum?

Sun Jun 12, 09:23:00 AM GMT+1  

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