Posts Tagged ‘Gulf summer’
So, today, my mum – England’s Desperate Granny – writes me an email, as she does every day, and, in it, she writes that it’s ‘hot and humid’ in London. So hot and humid, in fact, that she’s wiping the sweat off her brow when typing to me.
‘Don’t talk to me about hot and humid,’ I write back. Not until you’ve lived in 40˚C with 98% humidity as we tend to have right now. And the irony is that, by August, when I go home to see my mum, it will have dropped to 18 degrees and raining, and I will come from 45˚C and high humidity and will have to spend the first three days cocooned in a fleece with the heating cranked up in order that I don’t curl up and die of hyperthermia.
And all the Brits will wax lyrical about what a great summer they had back in June, and show off their fading tans in far-too-short hotpants.
I’m dreading it already.