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The Friday Rant Club – can the weather please decide what it is doing

What on earth is going on?

You wake up in the morning and open the curtains to see fog obscuring everything.  You freeze on the way into work, snuggled into a jacket and wrap.  And yet by home time you get on a tube that more closely resembles a sauna, except for being rather smellier.

How on earth do you know what to wear?  Go summery and you risk hypothermia before it warms up.  Go wintery and you’ll probably pass out from heat exhaustion later in the day.

Either way you find yourself taking out clothes that you’ve packed away for the winter and wondering how many layers will mean you can get successfully through the day.  By evening your bag is stuffed full of discarded items and you trail jumpers behind you like a trail of breadcrumbs.

It is almost October.

The summer has had plenty of chance to be summery.  Although through July and August for example.  But suddenly, at the point where we’ve all written off the sunshine and started to find our warm clothes it throws this our way.

I was quite happily moving over to thick opaque tights and snugly knits.  Now I don’t know whether to pack suncream or gloves for the girls when we go out.

Seriously weather can you please get a grip – summer needs to happen during the summer months and not a month before Guy Fawkes.  Its only 12 weeks until Christmas it is time to be autumn.

Amusingly though, despite reports in the media of this ‘heatwave’ several councils have decided it sounds too good to be true and have their gritters ready for action this weekend.  You have to admire their cynicism in the face of British weather but even I think they might be taking it a step too far.


The Friday Rant Club is a chance to get those niggles, those irritants, those things that make you want to throw a toddler-stylee tantrum off your chest before the weekend.

Go on, let it all out and if you feel like it there’s a rather nice little button over there on the right to show you that you like a bit of a rant


I’m looking for some guest ranters – if you’d like to get something off your chest send me an email or mention it to me on Twitter. Any subject, just has to be something that has really got your goat

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