The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162185   Message #3858258
Posted By: Steve Shaw
01-Jun-17 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
I'll go along with all that except for the Devon cream teas. Grrr! And I'd specify Wookey Hole cave-aged Cheddar.

I think the weather has a lot to do with it. In spite of the moans it's very benign. You can just throw on your mac and get on with it. If the cloud's down and you'd wanted to climb Penyghent, well there's always tomorrow. We were strolling ground Córdoba last summer with the temperature at 10.30 in the evening still 37 degrees. That's was quite a novelty for us but life simply has to be governed by that (not much goes on for hours in the afternoon!). We've had a few friends who've done stints at the military base in Cyprus who tell us that you can't do anything in the heat and humidity in July and August except stay indoors. My aunt-in-law in Western Australia often hide indoors all day with the blinds down and aircon on to escape the searing heat (and the flies...) it's going to be part-cloud and part-sun today and about 22. Perfect!