We are in the middle of the Leaving Heatwave.
This happens every year just as students are heading into the exam halls to sit their end of year [and end of school] exams. It is a fair bet each year so I used to book the first two weeks in June every year for my summer leave.
This year it was quite early, staring in mid May and our poor weather forecasters had nothing to say each evening except more of the same tomorrow and the day after and the day after. The trouble was though that while Ireland basked under cloudless skies the east coast was constantly cooler because of a breeze from the east. That breeze has finally moved more to the south so temperatures are quite pleasant now.
This brings a problem.
Warm days are a rarity here to there is a compulsion to sit outside. But they keep warning us about deadly UV rays and how we’re likely to be burned to a crisp and get loads of cancer everywhere.. So I had better stay indoors.
Sitting indoors is something I do every day so it would be nice to sit out for a change. I’d go down to the village but it would be packed with tourists as this is a Bank Holiday.. Tourists annoy me at the best of times. They tend to grab all the parking and clutter up the place so I can’t get any peace, or even my usual seat in the coffee shop.
Maybe I’ll sit out after all and doze in the sun. Boost the Vitamin D and all that shit.
Fuck the UV rays.