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Does anybody know what happened to the Summer? Until recently there was a big yellow thing in the sky making everything warm and I could wear shorts at the weekend. Now it seems to have disappeared. Could we have it back please because Belgium is so much nicer when the sun is shining!

Or maybe I overslept a bit and its actually October.


oh adriano you have lived here before so you should know that Belgium has seconds of summer ;-)

Time to get your woolies out !

Aug 25, 2014 14:19

Woollies? Is that a euphemism? If it is then its much too cold to get my woollies out! Anyway, you should be quite content with my knees which you can see IF the sun decides to make another appearance this year... :)

Aug 25, 2014 14:34

In compliance with the Belgian Government Anti-Sunshine Act – part of the new Belgian Government legislations for 2014 – as of the beginning of July, 2014.
It has been declared that the sun should no longer shine in Belgium during the regular summer months: i.e.; July, August and September.
This new compliance comes after continuous years of very little sunshine, it makes sense to just ban it all together.

Aug 25, 2014 15:32

Ahhh, thank-you, Meha. I haven't been keeping up to date with my Belgian legislation recently. Maybe we've switched to Australian time and its actually Winter now. I can't wait to get the barbecue out when January comes around!

Aug 25, 2014 15:54

I'm sorry, but the last time I checked Belgium was in northern Europe, not the Med....

Aug 25, 2014 16:50

and actually until early August, I seem to remember us actually HAVING had a summer. Or perhaps that was when the entire Greek/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese population of Brussels was away back home so they didn't actually see it? ;)

Aug 25, 2014 16:51

A good observation, 1040_77.

It would be even better if I was Greek/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese but I'm not, I'm British.... :)

Aug 25, 2014 17:02

lol. well I'm British as well and I feel like we don't really have the right to complain since we're not exactly used to a really hot summer ;)

Aug 25, 2014 17:04

Not complaining, just missing it.

Oh great yellow orb - please grace us again with your warming presence! Its much too soon to put the heating on!

Plus, when it rains I usually fall off my bike when I'm riding on cobblestones :(

Aug 25, 2014 17:11

Obviously it had seen quite enough of your hairy, veiny legs, n'est-ce pas?!

Aug 25, 2014 17:14