I'm falling for the ample charms of autumn
Published 16/10/2016 | 02:30
It's funny how officially we all love summer, what with its obvious upsides of sunshine and long days. Yet it's almost as if we feel obliged to do so because to feel otherwise would seem somehow odd or even ungrateful. But while we complain about the cold and rain, scratch the surface of many Paddies - though preferably not after a roasting during that sweltering season - and they will admit, albeit in guilty tones, that actually they prefer autumn.
Why wouldn't they? It's not just our pale skin but also our disposition that means we have a low tolerance for humidity and high temperatures.
Plus our autumn weather is often mild and even warm, even when wet or windy. There are also blue skies and bright sunshine, though without the hassle of intense heat.