British Summer

Windbreakers And Wellies - Finding The Bright Side Of A Rainy British Holiday

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cathan

With just days to go before we embark upon our much-anticipated escape to the British coast, and a weather forecast that's looking somewhat less than ...

Why Is British Heat Often Short-lived?

Aidan McGivern | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Aidan McGivern

While British summers may still be described as three fine days and a thunderstorm, it's more important than ever that we understand the mechanisms that cause the UK's hottest weather to be followed by its most violent thunderstorms.

British Summertime: 'Average' And 'Boring' May Be Just What We Need

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

After the past few months - or has it only been weeks - I'm looking forward to a boring summer. We've been on an emotional roller coaster: crazy, delusional people killed innocents and awful accidents destroyed lives, families, and homes; but on each occasion the British people rallied together to show each other how much they really do care.

How To Make The Most Of British Summertime

Olivia Tilley | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Tilley

As Brits there's nothing we love more than (being super underprepared for) the summer, we spend 12 months of the year banging on about it. We miss it ...

How to Run in the Rain

Olivia Cox | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

I gave the issue some thought once I'd got home. Rainy / muddy running was sort of my forte when I was in the army. I doubt we ever really went on a 'fair weather' jog, to be fair. And it was never really that bad. Or maybe I've just forgotten...

13 Stages Of Every British Picnic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Australians may have the barbecue, and Americans have a cookout, but none quite compete with the humble institution that is the British picnic. Despit...

26 Signs That British Summertime Is Here

Katy Cox | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

The sight of a wasp/bee/hornet makes you convulse and scream on impact like a deranged psychopath. You add a can of Raid to your weekly shopping order and feel mighty powerful taking out half of the insect population with one lingering blast of the can.

The Worst Thing About a Summertime Date

Chris Rooney | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

"Hey, are you ok?" The sweat was pouring down my face and into my eyes. My oily summer visage had morphed into the face of a swamp creature. "Sure," I said, "I'm just really hot." Jenny furrowed her brow, so I added, "And I'm warm as well. Ha ha." But she did not laugh.

Changing Clocks and Changing Moods

Nola Chesworth | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Although uncommon, Summer-Onset SAD does affect some people, with symptoms opposite to those in the winter; sufferers can experience weight loss, insomnia, loss of appetite, and agitation at this time of year. Summer-Onset SAD is not as widely recognised as the winter form of the syndrome, but it is something that does exist, and people should be aware of it.

The Best of British

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

The middle of July heralded a very British weekend for me. Back to back it was hit after hit of everything I love about England - tradition, the celebration of 'the season', romantic and sometimes slightly twee events but they are all things I love.

Tips for the Heat

Emily Sargent | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Emily Sargent

I am not coping well with the heat. I am dewy, swollen and weak. As I can, I am recording my thoughts. I don't know how long I have left, so whilst I can lift my fingers to the keypad, I will continue to communicate. The battery in my hand-held fan is waning. As it loses power, so do I.

Easy BBQ Recipes: A Welcome Break From Charred Sausages And Burgers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's something about barbecues, especially British ones. Perhaps it's childhood memories of singed burgers and the novelty of al fresco dining. Or ...

A Country So Hot the Roads Are Melting

Meredith Berman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Meredith Berman

What's the moral of this story? The UK loves a good panic. More than that, they love a good panic over weather. Nothing is more headline grabbing than 'Met Office puts UK on heat wave alert as temperatures soar to 32C'.

Summer's Not Quite Here Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

Forecasters say the 'typical British summer' is returning, with showers expected into next week. After some belated hot weather last week, the Met ...

Rain To Return For Olympics

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

The warm weather in London is showing signs of breaking up - but it is hoped that conditions will be dry for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on F...

The Joys of Beating the French

Joe Lennard | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Sport
Joe Lennard

Watching Bradley Wiggins and his glorious sideburns rocketing down the Champs Elysees this weekend, was a sight to behold. His victory, so comprehensive, he may as well have stopped to take a ceremonious wee on the Arc du Triomphe.

Wet Weather Boosts Sales Of 'Mood-Boosting' Supplements

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Sales of a "mood boosting" supplement have increased drastically because of the terrible British weather, figures suggest. Sales of St John's Wort ...

How to Prevent Yourself From Sunburn at Wimbledon

Dr Martin James | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Martin James

Wimbledon fortnight is here again. We always hope for a sunny two weeks to watch our tennis heroes, but cloudless skies can cause problems for both players and spectators. Although not always the hottest part of the year, late June and early July is the time when the Ultraviolet light (UVL) part of sunlight is at its strongest.

The Week That Was: The Best of British

Carla Buzasi | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Brits don't really want to be branded. A favourite pastime might be moaning about the state of our country, but woe betide any other nationality finding fault with our home state. We have the best of everything, and sometimes the worst (I'm thinking mainly about the weather, although you can take your pick from the economy, our teeth and all manner of other stereotypical issues) but it is ours, which counts for a lot. The past week has showcased that in all its glory.

Just say YES

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

Another festival, another corporate cluster bomb. Or not, as I discovered at the Secret Garden Party.