The signs of Summer

Hello and greetings, it’s me your Bearded Captain, leader and flag bearer of all beards on digital and digital broadcasting media, I am that beard who tries to make people laugh and I am that beard who tries to make people smile. My brothers I pray you’re all well, in good health and looking after your beards. Brothers, before I talk about the issue I want to talk about, want to say that good news Christian Eriksen is awake, talking and in a stable condition.

That is very good news indeed. Brothers, I have been quietly chipping away with my work of being a sports journalist. That has one place in my heart and does this journey here brothers, speaking and addressing you guys too. I have always said leadership isn’t for everyone, it can make or break a person. I do digress, let’s talk about the issue at hand. I want to talk about the summer and the things we do only in summer.

Brothers, it’s a fact that when the sun is out, people smile more and there’s a real buzz where ever you go. In the sun, out goes the jumper the thick coats and in comes the t-shirts, the short sleeve shirts or the one’s who try to immitate the famous TV character Rambo by wearing muscle vests. That would be ok, if you looked like Bruce Willis in Die Hard, but a lot of the people look like the guy from the Mr Muscle advert.

Another thing alongside the t-shirts and lighter clothing is the end of jeans (full lengthed for some) and the introduction of shorts solely for this period. There are some people who solely wear shorts all year round, I can only assume they’re people from the North East. Nothing wrong with the Newcastle, Dhurham, South Shiels and Sunderland lot, but it’s only around this part of the UK have seen people bearing a bear chest in close to minus tempratures, that is cult hero status. To pull the shorts off, you don’t necessarily have to have legs of Rafa Nadal, but please don’t be one of those who wears shorts in freezing tempratures.

In winter, arguably you’re feeding yourself to keep warm etc. In Summer you struggle to eat food due to the heat, you lose your appetite. If you’re like me however, one dish you do enjoy is BBQ food. There are some shops who sell BBQ food all year round, this isn’t allowed it’s cheating! BBQ food is a novelty, selling it all year ruins that. How society acts in regards to Christmas, it’s a novelty but If that was every day, would there be any enjoyment left? Nope.

Then you get to bed time or just relaxing inside. Windows will have to be opened otherwise, it’s like sitting in a sauna. A mention also must be made when it comes to bed time. Blanket on off, or off or on? It’s like a game of twister but lying down on your bed.

The hotside of the pillow, then the cold side and then that cold side turns into the hotside and the hotside turns into the cold side and the cycle goes on! Let’s not forget to mention the windows open full blast.

On that point of windows opening full blast, when it comes to Winter, it’s an all mighty sprint to get to the windows and close when there’s a massive downpour of rain. The rain goes all over the windowsill, and in my case on my desk!

Talking of water, it has to be mentioned, that when you find yourself wanting to shave your head and not have hair, know that summer is upon us. What about when you almost live in the shower. A nightmare for the water bill, but times like this that United Utilities dream about.

So there are my signs of the summer, have I missed any out? Let me know in the comments.


Published by ayyazmalik

Hi guys thanks for having a look at my blog :) . Just to state the obvious my name is Ayyaz Malik. I love writing articles, it's been a passion since I have been a 'wee nipper'. To share a little bit about myself I am training to be a cricket umpire (yay!) and I work for the Asian Sunday :) which is a up and coming paper in Bradford. is my way of sharing with you my view on sports world and world in general.

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