Countdown to Summer… Can Someone Let the Weatherman Know Please!


If, like me, you are counting the days until summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, then you will already know that we have just 18 sleeps to go until we can indulge in the glorious sunshine, daily BBQs, chilled white wines and alfresco lifestyles that come with the summer season…! Well, that’s the hope, at least!

But, with grey skies, wet weather conditions, and a flooded vegetable patch, I am starting to wonder if summer is going to grace us with its presence at all in 2013 (spring obviously opted out!), and feel it might be time to give up on our dreams of a ‘great British summer’, pack our bags, and head off somewhere warm and exotic instead!

Having lived in warmer climes for over 15 years, I am no longer acclimatised to the icy winters of Northern Europe, and after what can only be described as a ‘brutal’ winter in the Austrian Alps (snow from November to March, minus 15, rain, hail… you get the picture) I am more than ready to pack away the long johns and dig out some summer attire… but where’s the sun?

I may be used to rain (I am from Blighty, after all), but these constant downpours and chilly temperatures are starting provoke the travel bug in me… and so in order to cheer myself (and other water-logged travellers) up, I thought I would share a few shots of where I would rather be right now…

Countdown to Summer… Can Someone Let the Weatherman Know Please!
Sipping cocktails at Nikki Beach – Cabo San Lucas
Sailing the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Having a picnic on this beach, Margaret River Western Australia
Drinking Chang with my buddy on Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Walking down this gangway to the Sushi Restaurant at the bottom, Zanzibar Tanzania
Marigot  - Anguilla 002
Having fun in the sun, Anguilla Caribbean

After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and standing above the clouds, my better half came up with this fun quote…

“There is no such thing as bad weather – You just don’t have enough altitude!”





8 Comments Add yours

    1. Equatours says:

      Hehehehehehe… Sorry Annie! 😉

  1. Leaving for Key West in the morning. 80% chance of rain predicted for our short time there. Sometimes it’s hard to find paradise when you want it or need it. Just keep looking at those gorgeous, memorable snapshots. Love your quote.

    1. Equatours says:

      Thanks Lynne! Hope you have a wonderful trip (rain and all!)… Have a huge slice of Key Lime Pie for me :O)

  2. frenchfry36 says:

    Never let the weather dampen your spirits

    1. Equatours says:

      You are right – and guess what… The sun is shining today! 🙂

  3. Village Girl says:

    OMG! So sick of rain…today was the first of sunny days hopefully to come, but as I’m home so late it is chilly and the sun is beyond the trees. I long for suns hot kiss to nurture my spirit and bring me back to life.

    1. Equatours says:

      We actually had some sunshine here today!! Hope it makes its way to you soon 🙂

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