Jaysus, isn't the weather unbelievable?
First we had no summer in Ireland (and the UK had it bad too with the flooding and all). In all my life I'd never experienced a year without a summer until this year. And with my birthday being in August, there used to be a near guarantee of good weather. This year, it was raining from start to finish and I had lovely memories of swimming in Galway Bay last year on my birthday.
To add insult to injury:
Last night (26th September) we had frost! The car was completely frozen over. Quite unbelievable. Only a year ago, we were in Germany with the bikes at this time of year and it got so hot that I had to take off my motorbike jacket and put on something lighter as the heat was unbearable.
Global warming, maybe, but not so much of it here in Ireland.