I do like summer, especially a Yorkshire summer. Those deep blue skies. Wall to wall sunshine. Baking temperatures. Never lets us down.
“Dad it’s like being in The Mediterranean”
Not sure how we survive the heat. Can’t believe our house doesn’t have air conditioning. Surely that would be more useful than damp proofing.
“Have I ever been sunbathing Dad.”
A long time ago.
“I can’t remember doing it.”
You did Hawklad. It was a couple of years ago. A rare hot day. You said that you wanted to try sunbathing.
“Oh I remember. We put a couple of towels down on the lawn”
That’s right. We brought the iPad out and found some beach noises to play.
“Yes it was just seagulls and whales”
We then took some sand out from the sandpit and put it round the towels.
“I went and found some of my old seashells and scattered them over the sand. Then we built a small sandcastle”
You brought out a few seaside animal toys like sharks. We put our shorts on.
“The shades went on and we went toplessssssss”
That’s right Hawklad. You then laid down on the towel and then before I had a chance to get down on my towel you shouted. I’M BORED WITH THIS NOW CAN WE GO AND WATCH A MOVIE. That was it. You sunbathed for about 5 seconds.
“That long. Dad maybe you should get out there now. Top up your suntan.”
The question is did Dad brave the summer weather and go topless?