This is truly old news, but the odd obsession with the weather in Ireland is a most astounding matter. And might I add, that as I write I am sitting bemoaning the weather as much as the next person – however, I digress. Just so that you know I am not really entitled to stand on any meteorological high ground!
Today is hot – well, hot in comparison to the preceding 945 days. Today feels like a balmy and muggy summer’s day in some sub-tropical enclave in equatorial South America. It’s humid and sticky. I mean – it is all of 19 degrees celsius, and we are sweating here!
The irony is that once you get used to these mild and wonderful four-seasonal days that we are accustomed to, a “normal” day seems like such an oddity, that everyone ends up complaining anyway! One has to ask though – is it truly that hot, or is it just that we have become so used to moaning about the weather, that it is more of a conversational crutch, than a passionate debate.
Well, I have decided, like we used to on the First day of spring… and I don’t mean the Irish spring which is actually on 1st of february – because of St Brigid – even though the ground is covered in snow and frost.. but like the one on September 1 in the southern hemisphere, that I am going for a dip in the outdoor pool in our Solas Croi Spa.
Actually, I have invited my sprog, and look forward to a balmy summer’s evening, lazing in the pool, and who knows, my low-calorie intake today might even allow for a glass of wine?
Oh, the perks of the job!
I will not complain again about the weather, as there are also murmurings of a picnic on the beach this weekend, strolls along the sand… and the list goes on! Who said romance is dead?
I’m happy to report, I am officially declaring this summer OPEN!