A Derrybeg man has remained defiant throughout the recent poor weather by continuing to leave the house wearing a t-shirt and a pair of Bermuda beach shorts.
Leading psychologist Lorna De Boise told Newry Spud:
“When you’ve been treated to a few days of sunshine like Newry was earlier this month, you convince yourself that the days of putting a coat on to go to the bathroom are long gone. Being faced with icy rain and sharp winds again so quickly is a bitter pill to swallow for many.
“This man is still in the denial stage and is unable to let that summer feeling slip through his fingers so easily. Eventually his blind optimism will be replaced by that painful feeling of being cheated, and that’s when he’ll start to move on.
She added: “But for the next week or two he will continue organising barbecues and applying sun cream to his nose, despite it being overcast with a strong chance of sleet”.