About “The First Day of Summer”

It was raining. (C) Jon Smalldon 2016, All rights reserved.

“I thought it was tomorrow”, the voice on More Radio said as the car splashed through another puddle.  She meant the summer solstice and the official first day of summer which is, apparently, today and not, as it appears we were both taught at school, tomorrow.  The rain continued to fall hard regardless.

This is Bexhill. It was very wet in Bexhill. It was so wet that a group of European students who had walked along the seafront were taking refuge in the De La Warr Pavilion and using the dryers in the toilets in a forlorn attempt to return their clothes to wearable.  At least they seemed to be enjoying themselves.  What with jokes about the weather and then forming an orderly queue they’re well on their way to passing any current or future British citizenship test.

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