For anyone who has ordered clothes on line, the inevitable barrage of emails offering incentives to buy are now just part of modern life. At the moment, however, they are slowly pushing me over the edge. Take, for example, this mornings offerings. “The Secrets of Summer Layering…….for chic summer days” “Things are hotting up for summer….are you ready?” or “Your sunny day essentials”. I’m sure if my mailbox could laugh it would probably have wet itself as it offered me a range of layering options from vests, to t shirts, through to little summer dresses, accessories and scarves that would, of course, see me effortlessly through from the beach to the cocktail bar. Perfect!
Well it would be, if Scotland hadnt morphed into Alaska. Don’t get me wrong, the sun has come out a few times but any time it ,makes a welcome appearance, any warmth is quickly dissipated by the biting, freezing gale that seems to be on a permanent setting from somewhere in the North. It actually snowed on the hills today. Snow! It’s bloody June.
So, I’ve done what any sensible girl should do in this situation and booked another holiday to Ibiza. Not until September, but at least it gives me something to look forward to if the sun doesn’t decide to show up in the Highlands, the temperature doesn’t manage to drag itself above 12 degrees C. and my chic, floaty summer layers remain shivering sadly in the wardrobe.
And if the sun does come out, then hopefully I’ll be able to return my order of the above.