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11 Times British Summer Remained Sweet

British summer has a bad rep. But being a nation of stiff upper-lippers it's key to remember there are always sweet silver linings. Find some #SummertimeSweetness with Candy Warhol, as even unstoppable downpours start to look good.

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1. When Umbrella was number 1 for 10 weeks and torrential rain ensued

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... But it's still such a jam that we can forgive RiRi

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2. When 99p flakes went up to £1.80 in the ultimate act of betrayal

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... But that first lick kind of made up for the price

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3. When your Pimms was all fruit and no liquid

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... But getting your 5 a day has never tasted so good

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4. When we fell as a nation alongside Iain during #bingate

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... But all the innuendos made it worth it

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5. When exam results day haunted your nightmares

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... But you ended up in your local paper with a sick jumping picture

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6. When going to a festival meant wellies (and canoes) at dawn

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... But if there's one thing cooler than crowd surfing, it's flood-water surfing

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7. When you dealt with the inevitable heartbreak that comes at the end of a summer fling

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... But you also regained the opportunity to 'put your hands up' when Queen Bey asked you to

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8. When you risked permanent damage to your feet in order to break in those new school shoes

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... But you did get to raid WH Smith for the crème de la crème of stationary after Clarks

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Smelly gel-pens anyone?

9. When you were taught how to queue for Wimbledon

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... But then Andy Murray won and everything was great

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10. When getting battered and bruised on a slip 'n' slide came with the territory

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... But at least you'll have some badass scars to show off

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11. When your friends jetted off on their summer adventures and instead you indulged in a staycation

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... And remember that nothing says summer like pick 'n' mix at the seaside

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Have you managed to sweeten up your life? Let's hear your #SummertimeSweetness story with Candy Warhol

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