Well, don’t get me wrong. I love summer and so will you especially if you live in Finland and have seen many months of freezing temperatures and darkness.
In fact, the only way to survive the Finnish winter is to look forward to the bright and warm summer days. You pray and fast for the cold days to be over with the hope of having a fun-filled summer holiday but you notice that not all that glitters is gold. The summer also has it’s own short comings (nothing compared to winter though).
This year’s summer was unusually warm, it was one of the warmest in recent times. I eagerly looked forward to it as it was one of the few things I missed about my home country. It eventually came though belatedly. People were glad that they could be out-doors in singlets and pants. And eat ice cream in peace without freezing their mouths.
However, when the temperature exceeded 32 degrees, people were alarmed and will rather have it colder. The few beaches around bore the brunt as the whole city literally lived there.
I for once, also wished for a cooler weather.
Okay, are you still surprised why I don’t like the world’s favourite season?
Find out below:
– It is only in the summer that all the insects including mosquitoes and houseflies are everywhere.
It was so warm in the house that we had to leave the windows open most of the time. These insects used the opportunity to terrorize us, especially my older daughter. She usually woke up with mosquito bites in the morning. The flies also were not left out. They were all over the place humming discordant rhymes. They gave us an extra job of chasing them around. The little girl learnt to speak this period as she joined in begging the insects to ‘run away’
- Another reason why I don’t wish for summer any more is that it makes my lazy. I am usually busy writing when its colder as soon as kids are in bed but with the summer, kids no longer want to have a long nap as there are many out door activities waiting. They want to go the park, beach and parties at the same time, and have fun as long as it lasts. As soon a they wake in the morning, the first thing I hear is that they want to go out. I have to oblige as I can’t do any meaningful job like writing if they are restive.
- the warm weather also makes me spend more money than usual. We go shopping more often and they must have ice cream and candies each time. I just noticed that I spent twice the amount than I did at other periods.
Now that the summer is officially over in Finland, and the cold weather gradually sets in, I look back and am glad that the summer came after-al, we desperately needed a break it.
The flies are gradually disappearing without any of us having to chase them around, and the mosquitoes are no where to be found, thanks to autumn.
And yes, I look forward to the next summer.
What is your favourite season and why?
Please share your experience in the comments.