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A Damp Summer

by | 20th, August 2004

‘EVERY cloud has a silver lining – it’s just that you sometimes can’t see it for all the dust.

New car sales set to rise

The wet summer may have prevented Hugo and Tamara spending as many weekends in the country as they would have liked, but Huges has bought himself a natty set of new waterproofs for the golf-course and Tammy is looking as brown as a berry, thanks to regular visits to the sun doctor.

And that is good news for manufacturers of waterproofs and fake tan who are having a bumper summer as the country dissolves into a sodden mess.

The Times reports that, although last month was the worst for summer clothing in two years with sales of traditional bestsellers like sandals and swimwear falling sharply, it wasn’t all doom and gloom.

Fort instance, spending on women’s waterproofs leapt by 150% compared with last year and supermarkets have been doing a brisk trade in winter warmers like tinned soup and mince.

Not only that but The Sahara Co. is doing a roaring trade in sandbags, while the Boscastle village shop has been cleaned out of buckets and spades. And walls. And a roof…’



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