Here in Finland, summer is highly anticipated as a time for restoring sanity after months and months of bleak, terrible fall, winter and no spring to speak of. However, the weather of June, July and August just doesn’t always add up to what one would expect of a great summer.
Luckily, there are upsides to everything. In theory, at least. Let’s explore some of the, well, arguably sunny side of bad Finnish summers.
1. There’s no need to compensate for the poor availability of “unnecessary” air conditioning.
2. You have a perfect excuse to travel abroad.
3. You can invest time and effort in esoteric indoor sports.
4. Fewer tourists will be jamming up the bike lanes.
5. Deck chairs are dangerous anyway.
6. With a cold early summer, there’ll by less of a mosquito problem.
7. You might have more time to catch up on good movies and tv
8. There’s a ton of good, relaxing podcasts and radio too
9. You can wrap yourself in a blanket and read creepypasta ghost stories.
10. Fewer picnics will be ruined by thieving birds.
11. There’s less of a sinking feeling if you don’t have a proper vacation
12. Best of all, you’ll hardly notice when summer’s all over.
Got more that will cheer us up? Let’s hear it in the comments section below.