well, whoever wrote that obviously lives somewhere nearer to the equator than i do.
They’ve also never experienced the phenomenon that is Horizontal Rain.
If its sunbathing weather – then obviously i’ll be in shirt sleeves and a pair of shorts lapping up the sun and the blue skies. Dipping my toes in cold sea water to cool off before returning to my deckchair and reading material.
On a Volunteering gig ? then i’ll have the customary event t-shirt and hat and (precautionary) jacket in case of a downpour. Nine times out of ten – i’ve never needed it
If though, the angels working in the cloud – decide the ground needs a shower that waterproof jacket comes in handy….oncoming athletes in a downpour sometimes look on in envy.
As the weather changes – so does the kit. Organising committees on these events have adapted their kits to allow for my hometown’s inclement weather patterns – meaning during midsummer thru autumn , the occasional fleece is thrown in my general direction and unlike the waterproof – these do get used on a regular basis
for after summer – if the rain doesn’t get you – the wind most certainly will.
and you can always take these layers off if the weather improves, it gets warmer, wind drops etc. Its why they issue volunteers with a bag at events.
Notable thing at these outdoor events – how the dress code goes out of the window when the sun has got his hat on, and the ice cream van is doing a rip roaring trade.
Allegedly, its supposed to be Spring in the UK right now.
I say this due to the arrival of Ash Wednesday in the Churches, the birds returning from their holiday homes in the South of the globe, and a much clearer and bluer sky above my head.
However, despite wispy white stratus clouds replacing the Cirrus and Cumulo-Nimbus clouds you get this side of winter – the clear blue skies come with a definite nip in the morning air
This leads to a retreat to my bedroom quilt, or another button being upped on the house thermostat.
Winter is hanging on for dear life, and throwing what it can at people as much as it can get away with it….Proof can be found on the Kitchen thermometer that hangs near the fridge. Normally at a comfortable height due to pleasant temperatures – its mercury has gone into retreat.