Although most of us don’t want summer to ever end, unfortunately it’s come to that time. Children are going back to school, Strictly is coming back on and all hot beverages will have a pumpkin spiced alternative. With that said, it’s important to remember the good times as we say rest in peace to summer 2018.
Firstly, how could we ever forget the World Cup. Three lions were on the shirt and in our hearts. “It’s coming home” could be heard being sung outside most pubs until late hours of the evening and people who don’t even like football were incredibly invested in the sport. It was a few weeks of total patriotism as we reached the semi-finals with skills that were before unheard of for England. Although Croatia beat us (they probably cheated) I think most people can relate to that extreme hope that we all felt. Having said that, Viewsbankers did correctly predict the finishing results with an astounding 72.8% saying that we wouldn’t win. I think we can all agree that it was at least a little bit fun whilst it lasted.
Secondly, we experienced a heat wave which was quite frankly unheard of for England. 57.2%of Viewsbankers were enjoying it and it was seemingly never ending at the time. It was one of the hottest summers that we have ever experienced as a nation. People were out in their gardens soaking up the rays which is a privilege we seldom see in the somewhat miserable weather we tend to experience. Although not everybody was a winner as record breaking amounts of people ended up in A&E and there were talks of starting a hose ban, the nation was in a seemingly better mood. One of our Viewsbankers said, “Yes, after a perfectly vile winter I am happy to be too hot for a few days.”
Finally, there was Love Island. It seems like a lifetime ago that this was a thing, however, we can’t deny that for many this popular reality TV show was a highlight. For a few weeks that was all the nation could talk about so love it or hate it, it was definitely big this summer. 3.8 million people tuned in to watch the finale, as it was the most popular season the TV show had ever had. That having been said only 4.2% of our Viewsbankers said they were avid reality TV fans so clearly it wasn’t enough to totally converted the masses. In fact, one Viewsbanker dislikes reality TV so much they said, “Reality TV is utter tripe”.
What were your summer highlights? Let us know in the comments below!