The chime of the ice-cream van becomes a regular occurrence and suddenly we “can’t bear the heat” without a daily 99. The odd time, the boss might even treat you to an Iceberger
When every man in the country decides to bare his bod – six-packs not required
Failing that, the farmer’s tan begins to make an appearance – van drivers hanging their arm out the window and refusing to use sunscreen. The result: half an arm burnt to a crisp while the other half is milky white
Blaring the Summer tunes on the radio and an impromptu BBQ for all the family – normally the same person ends up cooking all the burgers – and not getting to eat anything themselves
Water fights – the perfect excuse to get out water pistols, water balloons and garden hoses to drench the neighbours. Sure we had to cool down somehow !