There has been a deluge of rain, a months worth falling in a day, rail closures and flooding. It must be summer. Wimbledon starts on Monday, hope they have Cliff Richard on speed dial ready to sing to pass the time for the spectators.
Here we have summertime written in English and Welsh on the stamp. The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show takes place in mid Wales. Nothing says summer like agricultural shows, from the large ones like this one at Llanelwedd to the small local meetings, there is always a beer tent to shelter if inclement.
The first day of the cricket season in mid April has thrown up all sorts of weather from snow to sunshine but it is always hoped when the test matches start then it will be glorious and perfect weather for cricket watching. Lords, the "home of cricket", always holds the first summer test match and also in contrast the finals of the National Village Cricket Competition.
Travel north to Scotland and the various highland games are in full swing. Braemar Games in Aberdeenshire take place in Aberdeen and this is the one the Queen usually attends.
Lastly in this 1994 set we have an event that takes place in the first week of August, the yacht racing at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. This weekend is the Isle of Wight music festival where torrential rain caused chaos, seven mile traffic queues and ferry services suspended. Today the festival goers seems to be enjoying the mud and looking forward to Bruce Springsteen appearing. So there you are a British summer in stamps. My uncle always said the amount of rain always balanced out over the year so I'm looking forward to a dry spell in August, or November.