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    Great British Summer

    Well once again we have had a glorious Great British summer this year! Lots of sun shine as usual, meaning lots of BBQ’s.

    i wish.....

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    It's sunny-ish here

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    I will get a proper summer this year at least I am off to Australia in a few weeks

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    Lucky bugger

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    Not as bad as last year though. At least I don't have to paddle to work this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Not as bad as last year though. At least I don't have to paddle to work this summer.
    Thing is I think we've actually had more rain this year, it's just been spread out for the entirety of August instead of all coming on one day.

    The scary thing is due to the credit crunch everyone seems to be going camping this year (except me).

    Roll on Christmas.

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    A friend who owns a holiday cottage in Wales has said it has been manic this year as what with the Euro picking up and the credit worries tons of people have been staying in the UK. I think he has been booked solid since about may & will be through to the end of Oct with only one cancellation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    I will get a proper summer this year at least I am off to Australia in a few weeks
    errr... isn't it winter down there? Mind you, still probably better than our summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    errr... isn't it winter down there? Mind you, still probably better than our summer
    I will be going in October so it will be there spring, still nice warm weather.

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    I dont get this stay in britain = cheap myth.

    Maybe pitching a tent in a field for a week is cheap, but travelling anywhere decent and staying a semi-decent hotel, food, attractions, plus the petrol to travel accross the country etc, you can get a cheap package holiday to the sun for about the same.

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    camping wont be cheap if you don't already have the gear for it

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    27 year old and I went on a Lakes and mountains holiday in Austria, 1 week of quality sunshine for £320. Austrian BBQ's are miles better than GB's

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    Its been raining here for the last 2 weeks solid - bit better today but they was still signs of the odd spot of rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    errr... isn't it winter down there? Mind you, still probably better than our summer
    Yup sure is...I grew up in Brisbane and temperatures at this time of year range from 3-8C at night & high teens to mid twentys during the day.

    look here and be be green with envy...!

    Next question is what am I doing here in UK?

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    I left the UK for Australia 4 years ago and it's currently 24 degrees here and we have 300+ days of sunshine a year

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