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fat wallet
20-12-2007, 00:53
Do you remember when
the sun always shone in the school hols
it was warm even at night
it only rained in april
it was cold on bonfire night
and it snowed at xmas
:D:D:D

Aidanagain
21-12-2007, 18:02
True - one of the prophesies of the End of the World says that we we'll only tell the seasons apart by the leaves on the trees.

Danny
30-01-2008, 10:29
The days when Emmerdale was a farm and a Marathon was a chocolate bar

MommaMystique
01-02-2008, 22:20
When getting brought home by the local beat copper resulted in a clip round the ear for whatever you had been caught doing and another harder one for being brought home by the copper!

darren
21-02-2011, 14:59
Do you remember when
the sun always shone in the school hols
it was warm even at night
it only rained in april
it was cold on bonfire night
and it snowed at xmas
:D:D:D

i remember them so well.
id be lying in bed rosting alive.

when summer actually was summer.
nowadays you can hardly tell.

when you played outside till 10 at night,and when you came in your mucked up to the knees.

ricasso
21-02-2011, 23:06
hang on, that sounds a bit like last year! we had a decent summer, definately cold on bonfire night and snow on the ground at christmas! well, at least it was in gloucestershire!

Wil
25-02-2011, 12:53
I must admit that over the past few years I've thought that the seasons in the UK have been, pretty much, bang on schedule. Even now, towards the end of February, Spring is starting to wave hello (well it is in my neck of the woods, anyway).

The never-ending summer is a curse of the 'time speeds up, the older you get' syndrome. For my son (7) it still seems like a lifetime between starting school and half-term even though, to me, Christmas seems just a few weeks ago.

Richard1978
25-02-2011, 14:28
Thats sounds about right, also as an adult, a lot of people tend to spend more time indoors during the summer at work, & not being able to get the most of the good weather in the week.

Lilacmoon
25-02-2011, 14:53
Sounds like 1976 when the lawn turned yellow, and we were invaded by ladybirds!

battyrat
13-05-2014, 08:51
Summer did seem to be almost endless sun and happy times out with my mates mucking around in the streams and fields close to where I lived or hanging around the estate playing British bulldog and many other community games. Great holiday children's TV if you wanted to watch it in the morning. But for me thinking back it was mostly a time we would disappear early only surfacing for meals or ending up getting called in at nighttime. I suppose it did rain and we had thunder storms and the world went on around me without me even noticing it happening. They were just carefree days without worry or fear. It was a time for exploring and wandering off to places we had not been before and getting to know the area where we lived like the back of my hand. It was a sad day when they demolished half of the estate and rebuilt it, as half of my childhood went with the old buildings and roads.
That year of drought we had back in the 70's was possibly the only time we kids did not do much. If I remember right by July it had become far too hot and August was unbearable heat wise in the afternoons that most people just stayed away in the shade. Most of us kids just found a quiet cool spot down the stream out of the way and hung around there hunting for red throats, minnows the occasional cat fish.The stream almost disappeared in the heat, but in the shade of the trees it was cooler then the garden and the estate. We also made many dens all over the place, it got so bad that one of our mates dad's almost gave us his garden shed and installed a bench in it for us to hang out in.

Was the ladybird invasion in 1976?.I can remember a story of a man getting bitten to death on a beach in the UK by ladybirds. Just an odd memory.

xmark1234
13-05-2014, 09:26
all the seasons mixed up now it sunny at xmas snow in summer i remember waking up xmas day and it was white over but now its like a normal day

Richard1978
13-05-2014, 12:56
all the seasons mixed up now it sunny at xmas snow in summer i remember waking up xmas day and it was white over but now its like a normal day

It can depend, we had a few very cold winters in a row then a few warmish ones.

If only the summers could be a bit more varied, we keep having wet ones, though last summer wasn't too bad.

Cooldeepblue
13-05-2014, 17:34
Despite all your fond memories of snow on Xmas day...according to the Met Office is has only snowed on Xmas Day 7 times since 1900 lol !!

Richard1978
13-05-2014, 21:09
One thing that confuses people about white Xmases was that there was a mini-ice age in the 18th-early 19th centrury so authors from that period like Charles Dickens would remember them from their childhoods.

I remember a few snowy Xmases in the early 1980s, but there were a few whole years with next to no snowfall.

akb48fan
28-09-2014, 20:34
The summers of my childhood were brilliant with wall to wall sunshine guaranteed every day. Of course when the hot weather broke you'd get storms. I remember one storm (it must have been around 1983), the likes of which I've never seen since just before the Summer break at primary school when the sky darkened and it suddenly lit up with sheet and fork lightning. The colour of the clouds had turned into a purplish haze. Luckily I didn't have to walk or run home as my friend's mother gave a number of us kids a lift home. Even in the safety of the car, I was terrified at the noise this tremendous storm was making.

amethyst
29-09-2014, 07:05
When we had decent summers in the 60,s & 70,s we paid for it with snow every winter

Jay Mc
29-09-2014, 08:30
Despite all your fond memories of snow on Xmas day...according to the Met Office is has only snowed on Xmas Day 7 times since 1900 lol !!

This stat will be a little off as the met office only consider it a white Christmas if snow falls on the roof of the met office headquarters in London, but if you speak to people in northern Scotland they will have a white Christmas most years

I cant remember a single white Christmas though I do remember it snowing on Christmas eve once but it never settled

Summer holidays always seemed hotter when I was a kid than they are now but that's probably because all the good memories would have been on hot days and I have chosen to forget the days when it rained and I had to stay in

Trickyvee
29-09-2014, 15:49
This year I would consider the summer to have been like the summers of my childhood I.e. Mostly warm and sunny with the odd wet day. It's been a very good one! Of course not all of my childhood summers would have been like that. I conveniently forget all of those wet days in front of the TV!

I can't really remember any white Christmasses from my childhood but there did seem to be more snow in general. Perpetual memories of snowball fights in the yard, rushing home from school to play in the snow before it got dark etc. it seemed to be every winter without fail.

amethyst
30-09-2014, 07:04
July was a good one,September has been excellent going into October still mild

maxmix
07-10-2014, 21:00
Cooled down a bit now though

amethyst
08-10-2014, 07:27
Cooled down a bit now though

Yes it has gone really chilly

Donald the Great
10-12-2017, 01:50
I heard that a UK summer was between the last two weeks of July and first two of August. As for us 'kangaroos" we have fair dinkum summers.. too bloody hot if I have to be honest. I lived in a semi rural place on the outskirts of Sydney so there was plenty for myself and my mates to do in the school hols. We went tadpole hunting and when a little older yabbie hunting.. yummy if you could catch one big enuff to eat. Come summer and the cicadas stir from from their 17 year hibernation underground to waken the evening with their shrilling songs. Can not remember how many times I would climb a tree to snaffle a 'green grocer" or a "double drummer" and keep them in an aired box as pets. Catching the huge Christmas beetle was another Chrissie pastime. This was an art as they are cagey creatures. Probably the hilite of my endless summer was the Billy Cart racing. Made from old fruit boxes with a pair of disused pram wheels and a length of rope to steer.. these contraptions reached break neck speeds as they tore down our local dirt streets. Many a time I had a spill.. not sure how I did not kill myself. Another fun thing we kids did was find a piece of old board or the like and go up to the local sandhills and slide down. That was safer than billy cart racing as if you fell off you were in soft sand not hard dirt. Oh for a return to my childhood of endless summers.
http://sci-s03.bacs.uq.edu.au/ins-info/index_files/image003.jpg

An Aussie "double drummer" cicada.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eA2pXW3gtpU/VPs3OxTfOFI/AAAAAAAAo_E/OAqKBK8DMvM/s1600/Past%2B5%2BD.jpg
Billy cart racing.

Zincubus
10-12-2017, 15:04
I heard that a UK summer was between the last two weeks of July and first two of August. As for us 'kangaroos" we have fair dinkum summers.. too bloody hot if I have to be honest. I lived in a semi rural place on the outskirts of Sydney so there was plenty for myself and my mates to do in the school hols. We went tadpole hunting and when a little older yabbie hunting.. yummy if you could catch one big enuff to eat. Come summer and the cicadas stir from from their 17 year hibernation underground to waken the evening with their shrilling songs. Can not remember how many times I would climb a tree to snaffle a 'green grocer" or a "double drummer" and keep them in an aired box as pets. Catching the huge Christmas beetle was another Chrissie pastime. This was an art as they are cagey creatures. Probably the hilite of my endless summer was the Billy Cart racing. Made from old fruit boxes with a pair of disused pram wheels and a length of rope to steer.. these contraptions reached break neck speeds as they tore down our local dirt streets. Many a time I had a spill.. not sure how I did not kill myself. Another fun thing we kids did was find a piece of old board or the like and go up to the local sandhills and slide down. That was safer than billy cart racing as if you fell off you were in soft sand not hard dirt. Oh for a return to my childhood of endless summers.
http://sci-s03.bacs.uq.edu.au/ins-info/index_files/image003.jpg

An Aussie "double drummer" cicada.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eA2pXW3gtpU/VPs3OxTfOFI/AAAAAAAAo_E/OAqKBK8DMvM/s1600/Past%2B5%2BD.jpg
Billy cart racing.

Na that's a vast exaggeration.... A British summer is usually limited to no more than a couple of days - in August .

Donald the Great
14-12-2017, 03:14
Ha ha Zincubus.

Jemima
06-08-2018, 14:57
The unusual heat wave we've been having this summer '18' brings it all back...all those 80's summers of waking up to the sun streaming through the curtains every morning, the dried yellow grass, the 80's music, Dirty Dancing, the fun and carefreeness of it all, such precious memories of what seemed like 'never ending' happy days :)

Donald the Great
24-08-2018, 03:58
The unusual heat wave we've been having this summer '18' brings it all back...all those 80's summers of waking up to the sun streaming through the curtains every morning, the dried yellow grass, the 80's music, Dirty Dancing, the fun and carefreeness of it all, such precious memories of what seemed like 'never ending' happy days :) Jemima if you are into nostalgia you must post on my TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE thread.. in Miscellaneous Memories.

cbenee
22-11-2019, 11:16
the summers when we were young were not non stop sunshine as we like to remember. But your memory plays tricks, you only recall the fun days out, not the boring ones indoors when raining

was talking to my Mum a while ago and I said how it always seemed to be sunny on our holidays to he Isl eof Wight, she laughed ad said you must be joking it rained more than it was sunny, like I said tho my brain only recalls the fun days at the beach

80sChav
30-05-2020, 12:58
For me - mine would be 1995 and turning 18 .... that was the best ever Summer (in too many respects to describe (just in it being a good year all round for me)!!

80sChav

GalebG2
31-05-2020, 13:44
Eh, the never ending summers are a faraway memory, most of my childhood and teenage years were either spent in Britain, as my parents back then worked for British Airways, or in Belgium, where my mother's family is from, and, well, sunny days were not that frequent! Still, they were memorable because of that, my father would grill meat and peppers and play music, my mother invited my school friends to play, and that was quite great!
Still, sometimes, I got to spend a couple weeks near Banja Luka in what was then Yugoslavia, where my father is from, but that was before 1991... and man, these were holidays if I ever had some. You had a full-time provider of delicious pastries in the form of your grandmother, could take part in mass sports or games events, and most importantly when you're younger than 12, there were real, live, FARM ANIMALS!! I swear, I had two favourite ways to have fun as a kid, being invited by one of my school friends to play his NES with him in Britain, and trying to ride the donkey and feed things to the goats "back home".

Zincubus
02-06-2020, 01:59
I'd say that this is the longest stretch of decent / sunny weather I've ever experienced in my 62 years on this planet and we're only in Spring ...


I heard some guy say the other day that the 'jet stream' had been moved sideways slightly and that has caused this beautiful weather ... sounds feasible


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amethyst
02-06-2020, 05:54
Make the most of it we could be in for a long hard winter after this I hope not

tex
02-06-2020, 10:13
Make the most of it we could be in for a long hard winter after this I hope not

Can't think like that and why would you want to?..Reckon enough people are depressed and generally fed up at present

amethyst
02-06-2020, 16:30
Can't think like that and why would you want to?..Reckon enough people are depressed and generally fed up at present
Take one day at a time