The Great British Summer: Expectation vs Reality

16 June, 2014
Hannah Neocleous

The Great British Summer: Expectation vs Reality

16 June, 2014
Exams are over. The summer's here for students and 'tis the season for graduates to party! But every year when we're told it's going to be 'the hottest summer on record' we can't help but get a teensy bit excited and dream up extravagant plans....

 The Sun’s Finally Out!

Expectation: You’ll lie, looking hot in your swimwear and gradually build a light golden tan.

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Reality: Your milk bottle skin burns to a nasty, blotchy crisp because you overestimated the power of the rare British rays.

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You Decide To Hit The Beach…

Expectation: Eating ice creams, frolicking and relaxing on the deserted sand as the sea gently laps over your feet.

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Reality: Having to turn around and go home because you can’t find any space to put your towel down.

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It’s Festival Time!

Expectation: Dancing and raving with a chilled cider and no cares in the world until the sun goes down.

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Reality:  Spending the entire time rebuilding your sodden tent and trying not to drown in the mud pools.

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When Organising A Barbecue…

Expectation: Your friends coming together and meeting new people over a sophisticated meat feast in the sunshine.

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Reality: Standing on your own in the pouring rain flipping soggy sausages and realising you’re going to be eating burgers for the next fortnight.

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Planning A Mini Break Over Bank Holiday…

Expectation: Renting a gorgeous cottage in Cornwall or Norfolk and gallivanting off on country walks.

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Reality: Sitting in traffic for 18 hours because everybody else had the same idea.

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During The Whole Summer...

Expectation: Get up early on every nice day to make the most of the weather.

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Reality: Sleeping in and missing all the sun.

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Well we wouldn't be British if we didn't complain about the weather...


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