Sunday Salon: British summertime

The Sunday Salon

Many years ago, my sister won a fancy dress competition dressed as British summertime. She wore a swimsuit, kagoule and wellies and carried a bucket, spade and umbrella. And most summers that’s pretty accurate: we’re hopeful but ultimately disappointed. But this year, well it’s been a bit special.

After a month of what felt like solid rain, the sun came out in time for the school summer holidays and, of course, the Olympics. The whole country suddenly found its national pride and got excited about…sport. I’m a little sad that it’s ending today. The Olympics, that is. I’m hoping the summer carries on a little longer.

In-between watching far too much TV we have been enjoying the sunshine with a bit of gardening:

and a trip to a city farm:
Mmm, tasty goat ear

All of which means I have done very little reading. I have finally started reading Evelyn Waugh for the first time, and am greatly enjoying Vile Bodies. What have you been up to? Are you squeezing any reading into your summer activities (assuming it’s summer where you are)?

5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: British summertime

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow August 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I did a lot more reading than I expected, since I was hanging out with my nine-year-old grandson.

    Love the photos!


  2. MJ August 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    It’s been a rainy summer Sunday here today. I managed to sit on the porch for awhile and finish my current book. Now I’m spending some time reading the Sunday blogs 🙂 It’s too soon to jump into another book.

  3. Nose in a book August 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Laurel-Rain Thank you!

    MJ Sounds like a good Sunday, rain and all!

  4. Susan August 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Yes, I was totally inundated with the Olympics for like 3 weeks; every day was something sort of amazing so I couldnt not look. Britain did a fabulous job, kudos! Now I’m getting back to more reading. Look forward to your impressions of Waugh. cheers.

  5. Judith August 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Oh, we’ve been watching hours of the Olympics too, great fun. I think Dutch summers are much like British – a bit less rain would be nice. It would also be easier on the gardening as water and sunshine is ideal for the weeds.

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