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#SoCS I hereby give notice of my intention to petition

A cold winter's day Southport KwaZulu-Natal

the South African weather bureau for the immediate reinstatement of summer in this part of the Southern Hemisphere.

I have no idea what the weather forecasters have been up to since April: snow on the Matroosberg, the Maluti mountain range, the Drakensberg; wind and more wind – icy cold wind I must add – due to the snow on the aforementioned mountains. What have you been thinking? This is Africa – enough with the snow!

This is just a little reminder in case you’ve forgotten: the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is supposed to (used to) have a lovely warm, sub-tropical climate. The warm waters of the Indian Oceans lap our shores. Well, the water used to be warm. We used to swim and lie on the beach in June and July, no matter how much the rest of the country shivered in their layered woolies. And here we are, shivering right alongside them for the past five months. What have you been thinking?

I am giving due notice that I want the responsible official to turn that dial all the way up to “summer” before or on 1 September. Or else. No, I don’t know yet what comes after “or else” … just turn that dial. Go on. Do it. NOW!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda Hill who provided us with the prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “notice.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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  1. I’ll also sign your petition!. The swimming pools are supposed to open on the first of September. AS young children we dressed up in our best summer dresses and had some blossoms going with it. But today… not a chance.

    • HesterLeyNel

      Yes, I remember our Spring Day celebrations. Even in those days first of September invariably turned out to be the coldest day of the year – I remember how we shivered in our white, sleeveless dresses.

  2. En ek wil graag hê ons winter moet nou kom asseblief. Behoorlik kom met behoorlike winterreën en sneeu op ons berge. 😁

    • HesterLeyNel

      Toortsie, jy mag dit dalk net kry, ten spyte van my petisie. Die laaste twee jaar het ons winter gehad tot diep in Oktober, so ek dink nie regtig hierdie jaar gaan dit anders wees nie.

      • Ja maar ons wil dit nou hê asb. In Okt wil ons graag somer hê, want dan is dit oestyd. 😁

        • HesterLeyNel

          Ek verstaan, ek verstaan – ek plaas ook soms sulke weerbestellings, maar daar kom dadels van.

        • Man, ons spot altyd van die boere wat ‘n biddag vir reën gehou het. Die een lot het dringend reën nodig, anders gaan die aartappels misluk. Die ander lot wil nie nou reën hê nie, dit gaan die perskes laat vrot. Toe bid die oom: Here, stuur asb dringend reën, maar hou dit maar so op die rante langs. 😁

        • HesterLeyNel

          Haha, ek kan my net die chaos voorstel van so ‘n bidversoek.

        • 😂

  3. I feel your pain Hester and worse still OUR summer is all but over. 🙁

    • HesterLeyNel

      Well, the UK has been complaining about heatwaves, now you can cool down again tongue in cheek

  4. Ha! We had your sun! When we are usually wet and breezy we had 20 weeks without rain, temperatures popped up to 35°, when plants were used to 20°. I am afraid your Summer must have been suffering dementia and mistook the Indian Ocean for the English Channel. We would sign your notice to get some balanced back. Good post! 😊

    • HesterLeyNel

      My worst fear is that the hemispheres may be swapping climates. 35° may be a little warm, but I can live with it; 20° counts as freezing cold in my books. Thank you for supporting my petition and for visiting my blog 😊

      • 20 is centigrade that is average temperature indoors ! during winter.

        • HesterLeyNel

          I’m also talking centigrade. Freezing. I’m very comfortable between 25 to 30, indoors or out.

        • See your summer was wasted on me.

        • HesterLeyNel

          😄

  5. Net die son en die hitte, dis al wat my lyf nou soek! Niks se ge-sneeu nie, Toortsie.

  6. Ag ek het ‘n rympie probeer maak soos “Dit sneeu op die berge, en Hester het haar vererge….” maar ek is bevrees dit is al waartoe ek in staat is 😑

    • HesterLeyNel

      Ja lag maar, selfs my vrinne kry my nie meer jammer nie … 😧

      • Jy kan mos nie heeldag by die see lê en ek moet hier in die binneland sit en vries nie. Het jy nog nooit van jaloesie gehoor nie? Hoef ek meer te sê? 😎

        • HesterLeyNel

          Die punt is, ek lê 1½km van die see af in my bed onder ‘n duvet want dis te blêrrie koud om uit te gaan.

  7. Die hele wêreld, se weer, is deurmekaar. Ons het vanoggend, 26 Augustus, ryp gehad. Ongehoord! Ek loop, feitlik die hele winter, met ‘n langbroek. Andersins, twee drie dae, dan het ons weer somer, in die middel van die winter, maar vanjaar glad nie so nie.

    • HesterLeyNel

      Ek leef in die hoop dat die klimaat weer gaan terugkeer na “normaal”, maar ek het ‘n voorgevoel dat veranderde weerpatrone ons permanente voorland is.

  8. Nilanjana Bose

    Strange weather situations going on with the whole world. I was in UK over July and the temps were close to 40 deg C. Not funny! Hope the weatherman sends some warmth your way soon.

    • HesterLeyNel

      I was just saying – I think Europe is becoming the new Africa; time for me to move back to my roots! And then I remembered that my paternal forefathers once lived in Switzerland, beautiful country, beautiful cold, snowy country. Gotta rethink my weather strategy.

  9. Jy laat my lekker lag, Hester. Ek moet sê ons het tot dusver geen buitengewone weerpatroon hier nie en die Augustuswinde waai ‘n hond uit ‘n bos uit…goeie teken!

    • HesterLeyNel

      Ja man, die Augustuswinde waai al hier van Augustus 2015 af, sonder ophou. Ek dink dis ‘n goeie teken vir die res van die land MAAR NIE VIR MY NIE – enniehoe, ek gun dit vir julle.

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