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The 20 Stages Of A British Summer

Ah, the great British summer. Here's a blow-by-blow of the essential moments - like sipping a Starbucks Frappuccino®, with the Mocha Cookie Crumble and Strawberries and Cream flavours in store now.

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1. One morning the weather is unexpectedly nice.


'What's that strange yellow orb in the sky?'

It can only mean summer's here at last!

2. False alarm, guys - back indoors for a week.

3. Then comes a watershed moment: you successfully eat a meal outside!

4. You decide it's time to get into shape.

5. At the first sign of good weather, the papers get a little bit 'excited'.

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...leading to a lot of photos like this one.

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6. The trusty winter coat is finally put away.

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7. You sort of miss your winter coat.

8. Your neglected bike is dusted off.

9. It's suddenly too hot to eat these.


10. Just as suddenly, these guys are everywhere.

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11. So you rediscover your garden as a living space.

12. Watershed Moment #2: In the park, socks off!


13. You go to a festival, but forget who's playing right now.

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14. Everyone goes sport mad...

15. ...even if you don't really care about sport.

16. You spend a relaxing spell overseas.

17. You prove you're not to be trusted with sunshine.

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18. You eat this. Lots of this.


(So much for the fitness regime)

19. And then, in late August:

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20. Oh well, roll on next year!

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