You know summer hols are nearly over

– Neighbours houses suddenly come alive with activity.

– All the cars in the house are back on the driveway.

-the so far pleasantly uncrowded parks are bustling with children with too much energy

– you come across mums showing off their new tans proudly while taking their children and dogs for a walk

– you come across Grandmas back on baby sitting duty until term time commences (and you can make out that they are counting days;) )

– Back to school deals are on , in every possible store.

– the saddest part – knit wear is back on shelves! Believe me – the sight of knit wear back on shelves makes me cry. Summer is nearly over and winter is nearly here!

Summer oh summer,

You gave us just a glimmer,

you flirted,

and skirted,

around windy days

and rain drenched ways,

we longed for you when you were here

and will now pine away till the next summer is here.

Summer(sunny days), do you think you will be sweet enough to grace us with your presence, in the very last long weekend of the year? Or do you want songs to convince you, inΒ  Swaram and Deeps style?

88 thoughts on “You know summer hols are nearly over

    • Yes I am! I really am!
      Btw, a sweet post. I can completely identify with the heart sinking at the sight of knitwear!

      I knew you would be able to identify with that πŸ™‚ Now comes the long winter.. Infact London was much better – it is much colder and greyer in Leeds 😦

    • – you come across mums showing off their new tans proudly while taking their children and dogs for a walk

      Lovely πŸ™‚

      I knew I would get that reaction from you πŸ™‚

      Btw, lovely short poem…

      And if you love summer so much, welcome to Dubai!

      I suspect I love summer so much , because we are here – where we hardly get to see the sun πŸ™‚ One sunny day and the whole world comes out doors πŸ™‚

          • yes hitchy,you’re looking good because Hetal is looking even better…why are you strangling her??because you cant accept that she looks better in the snap than you??and yet poor soul,Hetal,despite that strangulation,is smiling so beautifully!! Kya Hitchy,tum hi,na πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

            LOL! Deeps! That was classic! Hitchy, did not know that you were this cruel!

          • *crafty arrives very late*

            hitchu! crafty’s here!!

            *clears throat and recites*


            πŸ™‚ ROFL, Crafty!! You should be writing cartoons! Seriously!

            *hitchy cues in rest of dialouge… “crafty loves…..”

            yes yes, i remember!!!

            *looks at hitchu for promised ice cream treat for that recital*

            See – evidence of bribery again πŸ™‚

            both looks gorgeous! touchwood!

            rofl πŸ™‚

  1. OH Smitha.. I dont like summers at all, I think its London summer which is pleasing, otherwise I have seen summer is very irritating everywhere, I am waiting for winter:)

    I used to hate summers in India too. I used to wonder while reading Enid Blyton books – how could someone like summers πŸ™‚ Now I know why πŸ™‚

  2. You’re the first and probably the only person I know who feels bad at the end of summer. We all long for it to pass through quickly so that the cooler breezier winter days are here…..

    But I know, when you have sub-zero degree temperatures or rain for 8 months a year, I don’t blame you for feeling like that.

    Grass in always greener on the other side πŸ™‚ I remember how bad desert summers are. I spent a couple of years in Arizona – and yes, winters felt like a huge blessing πŸ™‚

    How bout that song, Smi? Why take chances na. Lets have it….
    Can’t think of any summer song – can you?

  3. ask people in delhi, chennai places like that they will gladly give the summer to u πŸ™‚

    I know, I guess I should say I love the English summer πŸ™‚ It is absolutely gorgeous – when it lasts!

    i hate summers and i soooo love the winters

    I used to too – in India – now I dread winters – cold, wet and windy! argh!

  4. knitwear – eekss!!! Those are things I won’t miss in Singapore…I don’t like winters although autumn is good…

    Yes, you certainly won’t miss it in Singapore πŸ™‚ Autumn is good, but here summer is better πŸ™‚

  5. I say the same abt summers 😦 The knit-wear doesn’t hv to come out too 😦

    Grass is always green on the other side πŸ˜›

    True – grass is always greener on the other side 😦 Am sure once I reach back – will be cursing summer πŸ™‚

  6. I am ready to put up any rain song- shakira or bipasha to delay winter. I HATE it with all my heart, body and soul. Winter is house arrest, can’t go out anywhere due to the freaking snow and ice. I have issues carrying my own weight on top of that I have to carry 10 lbs worth of coat, jacket, sweater, topi, gloves, scarf dammit. No winter please god.

    ‘I have issues carrying my own weight on top of that I have to carry 10 lbs worth of coat, jacket, sweater, topi, gloves, scarf dammit. No winter please god.’ – exactly my problem! I hate that winter house arrest! And even opening the windows is depressing 😦 All you can see is grey outside AND it gets dark at 3 😦 No no winters please!

  7. Your poem is nice. Good lyrics and good rhyming too! Write more.

    Thank you – was just in the mood for some experimenting πŸ™‚

    For you, winter is boring, for us Summer means sweating…

    I know! funny, isn’t it how perspective changes! I used to wait for the monsoons and the winters when I was in India – now it is a no no πŸ™‚

  8. I had been thinking on similar lines Smitha. Just hoping the summer days will last little longer here. The wool has to be back. 😦

    You too:( I hate it when I see the knit wear back on shelves:(

  9. smithus, i think being in a european country makes u appreciate summer far far better πŸ™‚ i remember my london days… and how we wud wait for March to pass by…!
    cute poem btw! πŸ˜€

    ‘ being in a european country makes u appreciate summer far far better’ – That is the key πŸ™‚ I used to love the rains when I was in India πŸ™‚ And thank you πŸ™‚

  10. I LOve summers. mainly because of the summer holidays πŸ™‚
    holidays..leisure.. all the kids in the neighborhood playing on the road..ah!!to enjoy summers is the real enjoyment..
    and the poem u wrote was nice πŸ™‚

    You love summers too πŸ™‚ It does feel nice no? Children on holidays – there is a feeling of happiness around πŸ™‚

  11. Oh! believe me you are in a better place, you would never exchange with me.

    No, I would not want to live in a hot place.. You are right.The summer here is so pleasant, because it is nice and mild πŸ™‚

  12. My word. There seems to be a Formula One race on here to comment!

    Formula One race? more of a blood bath πŸ™‚

    Is that lovely poem yours? If its is, you sure are no mean poet.
    Thank you πŸ™‚ it was just me playing with words :

  13. dont have to call out to summers…just call out to me..I’ll give you as much summer as you want…sunny,scorching,sweltering,dripping-sweating,burning summer…and you dont have to convince me at all nor do I need any seductive song presentation like SJ πŸ˜€
    Lets just trade places,Smits!!

    Oh Deeps, that description of yours reminds me of my time in Arizona! Hot hot hot! If the car happened to be out in the sun, without a sunshade – there was no way we could get into it. Goodness, winters are actually better than that πŸ™‚

    No seductive song required πŸ™‚ I was thinking more on the lines of a song to seduce my summer to stay longer πŸ™‚ I like summer here – nice and mild πŸ™‚

  14. Even here holidays are getting over,malls are getting crowded and much traffic on the roads.Worried how many people will bring swin flu from india to UAE.

    Oh dear! Yes, that is a worry too.. Here swine flu was already there πŸ™‚

    And my blogging time is going to reduce from 30th as daughter school starts.

    Oh yes! I thought you would get more time once Varunavi goes to school – no?

    Your winter = summer here,horrible.Can’t go out till 8.00 in the evening.If at all we go, has to carry loads of tissues and water bottles.I hate summer.

    I can imagine!
    Nice poem πŸ™‚

    Thank you, Saritha πŸ™‚

    • Once varunavi goes to school i have to play with pinkuda which varunavi is doing in the holidays and i am doing blogging.She always wants my attention on her and never allows me to do anything other than playing with her.
      And also has a job of dropping and picking up varunavi

  15. Ohh Smitha this was such an eye opening post about Comment Fixing. It’s such a wide spreading problem and we feel so helpless and violated, don’t we? I am glad that everyone here is taking that necessary finger up on the keyboard to tackle this problem and bring their views on the fore front at your comment box….phew!!! Dammit I need to relocate to be the first one to comment here…the time zone sucks here.

    How abt we plan and post during common hours πŸ˜‰ That was we can escape these comment monsters;) and come first all the time:)

    Ok now about the Summer. Hey I love all the seasons equally and wait eagerly for all of them. In fact I love the sight of knit wears on racks…winters is fashionable for me. The layers of clothes on me puts a pacifier into the mouths of people who otherwise keeps asking me “Don’t you ever eat anything? Why are you so thin?” And winters is not house arrest for us…skiing…yipee the thought itself makes me yearn for winters. We hibernate usually on summers 😦 and thank god Boston summer is very short.

    You are one lucky lady! You are asked “Don’t you ever eat anything? Why are you so thin?” ! I have people trying to figure out if I am pregnant again – tactfully;)

    And in winters – even more so, with all the layers of clothes that I can’t do without!! No wonder you like winters πŸ™‚

  16. I hear you on this! I too find it depressing that summer is getting over. There’s going to be no more Mangoes 😦

    Though i won’t mind not sweating a bucket every hour.

  17. I’m again fashionably late in commenting here!! πŸ˜€

    Thats me too πŸ™‚ – ‘fashionably late in commenting’
    Lovely poem! πŸ™‚

    Thanku thanku

    “Back to school deals are on , in every possible store.”
    So true!!
    Here too at the beginning of the new school term, lots of fancy deals were on for kids!!

    I know πŸ™‚ I dread it πŸ™‚

  18. poem is mast. smithu!!!

    u miss summers!! i wud do anything to get outta summers here!

    I miss the summers here – am sure I wouldn’t back home 😦 Summers are really nice here.. Mild and beautiful!

    i love winters instead! i but knit wear and my mom shouts coz i never wear it…just they look so comfy, me gets them! πŸ˜›

    You mustn’t be getting much of a chance to wear them in Mumbai..

    last year toh, in mumbai, i remember winters lasted like 4 weeks or so! after that it was same humid climate! pah!!!

    Oh dear! You know last time we came to Mumbai – Jan end this year, Poohi , being so used to wearing her coat and hat , here, refused to take them off at the Mumbai Airport. She stepped out in all her finery only to take it off as it was soo hot πŸ™‚

    ur title reminded me of Enid Blyton!!! Malory Towers!!! Summer Hols!!!

    Summer here reminds me of them too. Ice cream vans and children having fun πŸ™‚ I used to wish and wish that my parents send me to boarding school..
    Hugs and muahs to you too!!

  19. Thats such a sweet poem πŸ™‚

    And u r calling summer with so much excitement and that makes me guess that summers there are not what we are used to seeing here πŸ™‚

    No it is nothing like summers back home πŸ™‚ You know, when it gets slightly hot here, they call it an ‘Indian summer’ πŸ™‚ Little do they know how much hotter an Indian summer is πŸ™‚ First time I came here, I was so shocked to see no fans in the houses.. A/c of course, door ki baat ho gayi πŸ™‚

  20. Nice poem Smitha πŸ™‚
    I love summers anyday but this year it has long lasted till now… very hot… 😦 and yesterday we had the blessing of rain and I thoroughly enjoyed… now its kinda cool πŸ™‚

    You like summer – despit being in Chennai πŸ™‚ I never liked summers in India.. but now I love them πŸ™‚ Yes, rain is indeed a blessing there πŸ™‚

  21. Oh yeah! and am I GLAD. πŸ˜€

    You are glad that summer is over 😦 I wish that it would go on forever πŸ™‚

    I am waiting for Autumn, my fav. season and Peanut is waiting to start her Kindergarten. Phew! Summer….

    I like summer best, because that is the only season where we can walk around without jackets and coats πŸ™‚ Even in summer – that is difficult at times..

    I love Summer-beaches and had fun here this Summer.
    I LOVE summer beaches!

    I am not too fond of rains and here when it rains, it pours.
    Here it rains all through the year.. Winters are the worst when it is cold, windy and wet ! ughh!

  22. :O
    Difficult for me to understand how can someone hate winters…since i totallly loveeeeeeeee it.
    Love the foggy mornings (yeah really…i find it romantic ), frozen nose tip, colorful woolens and shocks (You don’t have to worry about those few extra pounds since woolens gonna cover them up anyways), sleeping wrapped in worm blanket, dry weather (totally suits my hair and also gives a chance to use those yummy looking winter care lotions πŸ˜› ), taking bath in warm water, reasons to make and have hot n spicy food :P, winter sweets (yummmm) ……… and yes one more reason to love it …. i was born in winters πŸ™‚

  23. It reminds me of the last few days before the school was due to open-you suddenly remember all that you had planned to do and the hols. are almost over.

    πŸ™‚ I haven’t had that experience yet – daughter is still to start school, but I see my friends in that boat πŸ™‚

    Even I find the sight of knitwear and shortening days depressing. Making the most of being in Bangalore now-where winter doesn’t feel so cold and gloomy.

    Yes, Bangalore weather is quite good. Are you in Bangalore? We are based out of blore too.. just waiting to get back.

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