If anyone was feeling excited about this rather good Irish summer, we are back to reality. There is a Facebook page called ‘I love the summer in Ireland, it’s my favourite day of the year’. Well, this time it has been a bit longer, but for us Mediterraneans these 10 degrees are more of a winter season.
The weather in Ireland is not really that bad. It isn’t very cold: many places in Spain are much colder in the winter. However, the main problem here is the rain and that the summer is unpredictable. If you are planning a barbecue you won’t be sure that you can have it until the same day, and that same day a bright sun may turn into hailstones.
I met a Swedish girl that after 5 years in Dublin said she wanted to move somewhere else because she couldn’t stand the Irish weather. And that came from a Scandinavian gal… Indeed, in Malmö or Stockholm you know that in July you will be in the 25s and you will be able to go to the beach for a swim. Here you will be able to go to the beach… to run or to walk the dog (fully clothed).
So given these temperatures and autumn feeling (Irish autumn = Spanish winter), it’s time to grab your blankets, prepare hot whiskeys and get ready for the winter. It’s going to be a loooong one. Luckily, nowadays we have low cost flights to take us to a bit of the real summer left in more southern places. And I promise I’ll get my last rays of sun!
I leave you with this beautiful version of Autumn Leaves by Chet Baker & Ruth Young. Enjoy the rest of the sum… winter!!!
4 thoughts on “That Was All (Summer), Folks!”
Same here, brother!
Not bad, but here’s the real thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLlBOmDpn1s
Hola Pau: Aquí hemos tenido una olita de calor pero y también lo prefiero al panorama que pintas. Me encanta la versión en inglés pero, como tu padre, prefiero la francesa.
Besicos desde Graná
Gracias por el comentario, Mariángeles. Estos días ha vuelto el sol un poquito. Esperemos que dure. ¡Besos desde Irlanda!