ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Good Old British Summer.

Updated on August 13, 2013
summertime. How lovely.
summertime. How lovely.
you can almost feel the warmth of the sun
you can almost feel the warmth of the sun
The reality of a British Summer
The reality of a British Summer
Ah Well!!!! At least we have umbrellas.
Ah Well!!!! At least we have umbrellas.
Home, please
Home, please

Oh! What a lovely Summer.!

Hubby insists the heating is ON.

As l look outside and what do l see/

Rain pouring down from lovely grey skies,

sweeping past all the grey buildings,

Landing on grey roads , soaked fields....

Wonderful November rain.

Oops! Silly me.! l forgot this is August.

August my favourite month

(Used to be)

Hot sun glimmering over the sea,

Cool swimming pools.

Or cool or cold showers.

Salads and delicious iced teas.

But not here in England.It thinks it is Winter.

Always and ever,each month. All the year.

OH! someone come rescue this crazy lady.........!!!!

Take me home, please where it's hot.!

And so it should be.

IT'S AUGUST, not Winter.

Oh l might as well talk to myself.

No-one can listen to me.

No-one can alter the climate.

Hang on.!!!! Isn't that what we're told we've been doing?

Climate change. Climate change.

l thought it was meant to get warmer.

What a joke. It's warmer in here,

just now, for a while....the heating is on

that's only why.!

Pity the bees and the wasps.

Where do they go?

poor little things. They know it's August.

They've no central heating.!!

They need to come here

where our heating is on, as though it's November,

Poor creatures must be

more confused than me.

August, central heating and Rain.

OH! Take me home again.

Please take me home far across the sea,

Where l can find the original "me"...

Not this grouchy woman on the settee,

But Dim, at her best... smiling

And helping all those who need help.

I'm so tired of this grey,

Will l ever find my way,

back to the REAL me.?


Submit a Comment

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Micky.....!!!!!!! Thanks for appearing on my page again. You always lift me up.!

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi there Dream On,. What a beautiful comment. You are always so, so positive. Wishing you all the best. You and your happy humour deserve it.

  • Micky Dee profile image

    Micky Dee 

    5 years ago

    Very nice Dim. I can feel the rain.

  • DREAM ON profile image


    5 years ago

    I know if there is a way to make your weather nicer I will find it. I am very happy to send you beautiful blue skies that light up your eyes. A crisp cool breeze that tickles under your nose. A great big sun that will warm your heart. Until then you write about all the changes your weather may bring. So I can experience the most different of them all. Wishing you happy thoughts over a late afternoon tea.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    What a beautiful comment. Thank you.

  • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

    Chitrangada Sharan 

    5 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Interesting and beautiful poem!

    It is strange, how seasons and weather motivate our emotions and the result is just wonderful----a beautiful composition!

    Enjoyed going through your poem

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Oh Boy! I can empathise especially with the news of the planned outage. it happenned more than once while we were staying with friends in India.

    My grouch really is that August should be summer. next month it cools down rapidly then we are digging out the thermal underwear.

    This year we still had snow on the hills in May and in April the newborn lambs were being dug out of snowdrifts dead as soon as they were born.l had hoped that that harsh Winter would give us a decent Summer to follow but nope. July was warm(not hot) , then that was it. One month of summer and here we go again.

    As you say wherever we live it will not be perfect for everyone. I loved your long comment. Thank you so much. hope it cools down for you soon . Send the heat over here.

  • JayeWisdom profile image

    Jaye Denman 

    5 years ago from Deep South, USA

    Wish I could feel empathy, but from my perspective your weather sounds great! I live in a part of the world that not only has hot summers and autumns, but very humid ones (translated: hot, muggy weather). We also get lots of rain and stormy weather, but when it rains in the summer it doesn't get cool. Winters are normally mild and all too brief (January and February).

    Given a choice between months of temps in the 90s with a heat index of 100 degrees or more (which FEELS like 100-plus degrees, regardless of what the thermometer reads) and the need for central heating...there's no contest. I'd be delighted if I had to turn on the heat today!

    To make matters worse (in my area, anyway), the utility company notified me this morning that later in the week there will be a planned outage lasting from 9:30 in the morning until 5:30 p.m. Since my home is all-electric, this means I won't have air conditioning or even a fan, no lights, can't open the refrigerator or my food will spoil and--oh, no!--no Internet service. Just thinking about it makes me grumpy.

    Please send me some cooler weather, Dim....


    I guess this is just more proof that people can never be satisfied with the weather--wherever they live!


  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Glad l am not the only one.

    Hope you get some sunshine before Winter arrives again,

    Thanks so much for your comment.

  • Monis Mas profile image


    5 years ago

    I wish it would feel more like mid-summer, here, in PA... Everything, includng the weather, stands on it's head...

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Cleaner3.... You are a gem.

    How you could find any beauty in this mixed up little moan that wrote here is a miracle.

    The miracle of hubfriends. Thank you so much

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi billybuc....... Thank you for commenting. l thought this was the worst thing l've ever written and might get flagged.

    I was just so gutted at more grey skies and the last straw was my husband putting the heating on.

    You can't know how much it means to me that you posted a proper , encouraging comment to my RANT.!!!! Thank you so much.

  • cleaner3 profile image


    5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    AHH.. Dim, the weather serves to give the poet memories of past experiences .. wondering what the future brings ...while we think of what could have been .. the rain is the best friend of the poet for it always evoked emotions of pain and pleasure .

    Great write Dim ..

  • billybuc profile image

    Bill Holland 

    5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Craziness in the weather department around the world. Here in the state of Washington, we are having the driest summer in history, and we are renowned for our rain.

    Hoping you find some warmth soon before winter settles in. :)



This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)