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    21 Signs Summer Has Finally Arrived In Britain

    Is it even summer if no one complains about the cost of a 99?

    1. This type of garden chair emerges from its hibernation.

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    White plastic lawn chairs are a British institution and should probably replace the Union Jack as our flag between June-August.

    2. Everyone gets outraged at the increasingly growing cost of 99s.

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    The name just doesn't make sense anymore, and no one wants to be paying £6.67 for ice cream in a post-Brexit economy.

    3. A large portion of the public forget that it can still rain when the sun's out.

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    Which results in a surprising number of people being caught off guard in a T-shirt and sandals.

    4. Anyone who sunburns suddenly starts looking like a Drumstick lolly.

    5. Dads suddenly have the uncontrollable urge to barbecue.

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    It's their natural instinct. They know no other way.

    6. But the BBQs always end up being a little disappointing tbh.

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    The rain knows when you – yes YOU – want to barbecue, and it will do everything in its power to make sure that doesn't happen.

    7. Everyone starts engaging in awkward banter about the weather.

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    8. All areas of grass are instantly designated a "park".

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    You've just got to make do with what's available.

    9. And any piece of land outside a pub becomes a pub garden.

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    Even if it's literally just a stool on a pavement next to an un-emptied wheelie bin.

    10. But on the rare occasion that there's no pub garden at all, drinkers just start improvising.

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    Nothing gets between a Brit and an outdoors pint.

    11. Public transport becomes a sweltering hell hole where all hope and goodwill dies.

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    12. Workplace tensions start to build up over whether that one window should be kept open or closed.

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    There's always that one person who wants it shut at all time. Always.

    13. You find yourself buying an eight pack of choc ice for a little kick of nostalgia.

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    And you end up eating them all in two days.

    14. NO ONE knows what to wear so everyone dresses like they're living in entirely different countries to each other.

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    It's a logistical nightmare.

    15. Except middle-aged men, who just walk around town centres shirtless.

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    They've waited all year for this moment.

    16. You buy some Pimm's even though you don't really like the stuff.

    17. And if you're not feeling as fancy you'll just buy the stuff in a can.

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    And preferably drink it in a park like a super fancy teenager.

    18. You struggle with the question of whether you're suffering from hay fever or you've developed a really badly timed cold.

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    You remain optimistic right up until the very end that you're not going to suffer from hay fever this year.

    19. A friend invites you around for drinks in their less-than-glamourous garden that's been updated for the summer.

    20. You end up losing two pairs of sunglasses that you haven't even worn yet.

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    But it's OK because you'll find them as soon as autumn comes along.

    21. But after it's all said and done, you just have to make the most of it.

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    After all, it’ll be winter again in a minute.

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