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9 Signs Winter Is Coming

Summer is probably the best thing that can happen to England. When the sun is out it means parties, festivals and above everything else, barbecues. When winter looms, it’s usually a sign that all the fun ever is about to end – cue sobbing and ugly jerseys the same thickness as your mattress.

The signs of winter are upon us.

1. The sun lies to you

The most evil of all evil signs that winter is coming. You open the blinds and see the sun pouring into your room like it’s a glorious day. You put on a light shirt and venture outside when it hits you. The cold creeps up and stabs you in the back.

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2. Beer Gardens aren’t nice

Okay, so the Sun lies to you, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. Beer gardens are the highlight of any day. You head out with friends to the bar a couple minutes away from home, buy a beer and walk outside. The wind and rain then decide to smack you across the face and eat your skin off.

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3. Barbecues turn to heaters and pools freeze over

You find that barbecues and pool parties are not as fun as they used to be. In denial about winter, you insist on hosting a bbq (because the sun that lies is out again), except this time everyone is miserably huddled around it like a space heater.

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4. Winter clothes are everywhere

You go shopping with the hope of buying something new for a night out but all you can find are knits and fleeces. There is no escape.

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5. The wind

Nothing means Winter Is Coming like the wind that beats you around like the moves you pull after too many tequilas. It’s basically the worst thing ever; expect chills running up your back and a load of hair sticking to your face -because life.

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6. Everyone is sick

Ugh, probably another sign that should be considered a super-villain – sickness. Your friends become ill, coughing and wheezing like the plague victims you read about in History. Everyone is home bound and all you can do is try to enjoy what little sun is left, but then your throat becomes sore and your nose starts to run…

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7. Anything cold hurts

When it’s summer there’s nothing better than a cold beer. But when you try to down an ice-cold drink now you cower in pain and wish for a hot tea with lemon or ginger. Winter is definitely coming.

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8. Night outs are ruined by rain

Do you take a coat and queue for ages for cloakroom, or risk getting absolutely soaked on your way there? It’s a tough one.

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9. The Day After Tomorrow has begun

Mercilessly, this movie is reality in England. How are you supposed to get out of bed for work or lectures when the freeze is slowly moving in?

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Summer, please come back.

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