Anyone think the summer is over for Glasgow?

(30 Posts)
wearenotinkansas Wed 10-Aug-11 20:24:17

Just checked the forecast for the week - rain, rain and more rain. Have a horrible feeling the sun has gone now until next April sad

PacificDogwood Wed 10-Aug-11 20:26:38

sad

<<not waving - drowning>>

suzikettles Wed 10-Aug-11 20:29:52

Yes probably. Although sometimes September is nice.

To be fair, July wasn't all that bad and at least it's been quite warm. <clutches at straws>

We were meant to be having our roof fixed in August but the contractors have got into financial trouble so won't start the work - and it'll now have to be re-tendered (it's a tenement). So we've got the extra joy of having water pouring in above our bedroom window. Joy, joy, joy... but it all feels so very familiar.

Geordieminx Wed 10-Aug-11 20:34:56

Yup, watching the rain bouncing off the decking and it's actually making me feel really sad.

There are so many places we had planned to go to this summer, but we just haven't had the weather.

On the plus side, managed to sell our tent yesterday, am pleased because it was a total waste of money with the weather we have had.

(((waves to Pacific... I have it on good authority that M is settling in well "and is a nice boy now" wink)))))

wearenotinkansas Thu 11-Aug-11 04:11:37

Glad it's not just me. It's pretty depressing. And I also kind of feel that we've already done to death all the wet weather indoor activities over the summer, so winter is going to feel very long.

Suzi - sorry to hear about your window. Bit miserable...

Fingers crossed for a better September.

PacificDogwood Thu 11-Aug-11 08:20:01

<<hands suzi The World's Largest Golfing Umbrella>>

<<dons welly boots>>

Hi, Geordie, M has been off for the summer, but will be back on Thursday, beware grin!

prettybird Thu 11-Aug-11 08:56:54

The good weather will return next Wednesday grin hmm

suzikettles Thu 11-Aug-11 19:38:10

Aaaaaaaaaagh! I've just lifted the bucket that I thought was (mostly) catching the drips and there are fecking mushrooms underneath it shock. It's completely sodden.

That's the carpet up the swanee presumably. They better get someone up there to patch it tomorrow because the forecast is for more of the same and I haven't got a boat.

prettybird Thu 11-Aug-11 19:44:31

That reminds me - dh needs to go into the eaves to check the buckets that catch the drips from our own leaking roof.

slinybear Fri 12-Aug-11 15:05:02

summer's not over....Indian Summer still to come. September will be hot!

wearenotinkansas Fri 12-Aug-11 18:45:15

Hope you're right slinybear!

giggly Sat 13-Aug-11 00:01:05

Dont know about anyone else but I cannot bear the thought of another wet weekend and going Kelvingrove with the rest of the world Glasgow.

AitchTwoOh Sat 13-Aug-11 00:07:25

i don't feel like the weather has been that bad recently... plus it always warms up in august and sept. i am planning camping trips...

trixymalixy Sat 13-Aug-11 00:08:30

Nooooooooo! I've just managed to persuade work to let me go part tine. The summer can't be over!?

suzikettles Sat 13-Aug-11 00:10:51

Oh I agree. On balance it's been a decent summer. We had picnic teas in the park after nursery 2 days in a row a couple of weeks ago.

And it has been warm. I'm sure the last 2 summers have been way colder than this. Mushrooms aside, somehow the rain doesn't seem quite so bad when you're at least not having to stick the heating on.

AitchTwoOh Sat 13-Aug-11 00:11:54

last summer was horrific, i remember distinctly. rainy and cold for the whole school hols.

prettybird Sat 13-Aug-11 13:50:47

We had drought conditions up until the middle of July last year - I remember that my veg beds were suffering. Then we went on holiday and it rained and was miserable from then on. Potatoes got blight, onions rotted, had to pick the plums between rain falls......

This year we haven't had a good summer but it's not been too crap. There haven't been many barbecue days though (except for the 2nd half of July when we were away.....)

midnightexpress Sat 13-Aug-11 13:58:01

I don't think it's been that bad either - we've certainly had lots of days out - we were at the beach a couple of weeks ago and the DC were paddling in a river earlier this week. And yes, it's definitely been warmer than last summer. It is Glasgow after all - it's never going to be St Tropez, is it?

PacificDogwood Sat 13-Aug-11 14:01:56

Ha, none of you ladies have even the slightest beginning of an idea what proper seasons should be like <<sniffs in rather Continental way>>:

Cold winter, can be sunny; if no sun, snow
Warmish spring, some sun, some rain
Hot summer, rain only allowed in the form of sudden, short showers or thunderstorm
Cool autumn, ok lots of rain.

None of this "14 degress at Christmas and 14 degrees in July" nonsense.
Not that I am bitter or anything... grin.

You'd think after 18 years I'd be getting used to the weather. But, no. I resent it more and more and am under the impression if I moan rant about it A Lot, it will get better <<deluded>>

slinybear, you better be right <<squinty frown>>

NormanTebbit Sat 13-Aug-11 14:34:34

Autumn is my favourite season up here; leaves changing, conkers and acorns, purple skies and still a bit of sunshine of you're lucky.

prettybird Sat 13-Aug-11 14:39:24

My ds keeps on asking when we are going to have a "Patio Party". Given that the ones last year and the year before and the year before that were all washouts, I've tired to explain to him that when if we have one, it will be a spur of the moment decision based on settled weather not much chance then

suzikettles Sat 13-Aug-11 15:22:23

Autumn is my favourite season too. I love crisp, cold days with turquoise skies. We maybe get 2 or three a year though hmm.

It's the rain that keeps this country beautiful unfortunately. And not having to ever worry about your water supply has got to be a plus (no hosepipe bans here).

Tbh, it's the ideal place for a blue skinned red-head like me to live. Every time I've been abroad in the summer slathering sun cream all over myself and trying to stay out of the sun between 11am and 4pm, I've been reminded that I couldn't live like that. Just wasn't born for sunshine really.

midnightexpress Sat 13-Aug-11 15:25:42

Let's put a positive spin on things chaps. grin

I love the autumn too. We were up in the Trossachs the other day picking wild blaeberries and DS2 was eating his own weight in wild raspberries too. A few more weeks till the brambles are ready though.

seb1 Sat 13-Aug-11 15:27:53

That has just reminded of the school run taking an extra 40 mins so we can collect another 150 conkers every day.

seb1 Sat 13-Aug-11 15:29:53

Also sun gone till next April, being positive there for next year then, as we still had the heating on in June this year grin

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