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Anyone fed up with the heatwave?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    The wost thing about is post 41!
  • TabbytabithaTabbytabitha Forumite
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    FBaby wrote: »
    I was wondering how long it would take for the Brits to start moaning about something they otherwise moan for not getting!

    I love it! Yes it's hard to sleep (hence up since 6:00) but so what. I'm happy to give up good quality sleep for a summer if it mean being able to be outside and enjoying all it's got to offer.

    This is exceptional, so instead of moaning about it, how about trying to see the positives that come with it and make the best of them? Don't worry, the dreadful summers will be back next year and many afterwards and all will moan about the cost of travel abroad because after all, we all deserve to go and get some sunshine!

    I have to say, there are plenty of people here in France complaining about the heat as well, so it really isn't just a Brit thing. And, for many people, "getting out and enjoying it " is exactly what we can't do. For me, being outdoors stops at midday, except for doing the watering just before I go to bed.

    Not everybody, in any country, can tolerate heat, much less be outside enjoying it.
  • I like it to be hot, but not this hot. I've never been abroad, so had no idea what hot was like ... I can only go outside for 2-3 minutes before feeling light headed.

    I've not really left the house for 3 weeks, except essential food runs ... and I sit inside with the curtains drawn most of the day.

    I like it - but I think you do need to have "the right clothes and a hat" to enjoy it, along with things like "somewhere to go" ... else you just sit inside. I "could" go to the beach ... but that'd be utterly bunged and wedged with masses of raucous families ... and I "could" go out of my way to hike on foot (lugging my gear) 1-2 miles off the beaten track for a bit of quiet sand.... but that seems daft when I can stay at home where I've a loo and a fridge of food.

    I've also had to do that thing called "watering the lawn" for the first time in my life.... my god that's a thankless task with a leaky old hosepipe the last house owners abandoned and left behind.... that's not even quite long enough to reach to the end ... and you can't turn the tap up more else all the leaks pee out everywhere.
    I water the garden after the pub, so around midnight, the hose cost a fiver off some local website.
    My nearest beach is nearly three hours away by car, and I hardly sleep (maybe four hours in bits and bobs) but I have rivers and a canal a few miles away.
    If you haven't left the house for three weeks I guess you are retired like me - think yourself lucky, millions have to go to work.
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    Pepper77 wrote: »
    If you haven't left the house for three weeks I guess you are retired like me - think yourself lucky, millions have to go to work.

    No... not retired.... I'd look for a job but ... it's too hot to go out for interviews, especially as I've no suitable clothes for interviews in super hot weather :) Unless cropped jeans is OK interview wear :)
  • I have to say, there are plenty of people here in France complaining about the heat as well, so it really isn't just a Brit thing. And, for many people, "getting out and enjoying it " is exactly what we can't do. For me, being outdoors stops at midday, except for doing the watering just before I go to bed.

    Not everybody, in any country, can tolerate heat, much less be outside enjoying it.
    I'm going out for brekkers in a few minutes in full sun, I'll last about twenty minutes, then through the day its a mixture of sun/shade/inside.
    I'm fair skinned and bald as a badgers ar*e.


    Its not as bad as '76 when I was doing 12 hour shifts in a stuffy portacabin with no air conditioning and too dusty outside to open the windows.
    Or '74 when I was doing manual stuff 12 hours a day in full sun.


    Lifes a breeze in 2018 and there is a breeze now too.
  • PrinzessileinPrinzessilein Forumite
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    I am no fan of heatwaves!

    I have serious skin issues...and the heat causes these to flare up...it makes me really weak and sore.

    I also get overly tired in the heat....even allowing for the sensible continental idea of an after-lunch nap.

    One blessing is that I live by the sea...so we get a few relieving sea breezes....But nowhere near enough!

    I am quietly looking forward to October...I am a HUGE fan of Autumn!
  • comeandgocomeandgo Forumite
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    I love the sun and hot weather. Wear suitable clothing and hat and just potter outside. I feel much more relaxed in warm weather, when I retire in two years time I will spend a lot of time in sunnier climes.
  • TabbytabithaTabbytabitha Forumite
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    Pepper77 wrote: »
    I'm going out for brekkers in a few minutes in full sun, I'll last about twenty minutes, then through the day its a mixture of sun/shade/inside.
    I'm fair skinned and bald as a badgers ar*e.


    Its not as bad as '76 when I was doing 12 hour shifts in a stuffy portacabin with no air conditioning and too dusty outside to open the windows.
    Or '74 when I was doing manual stuff 12 hours a day in full sun.


    Lifes a breeze in 2018 and there is a breeze now too.

    I'm only out in the sun when I walk the dogs and that's around 0900 and only in breaks of shade because I choose shady walks for them. Otherwise I'm sitting under a thick parasol for elevenses and a lie down to read my book.

    1976 was fantastic - I was at university at Essex, not far from the sea, with a wonderful lake on campus where you could swim in the day and all go skinny dipping after the bar closed.
    Happy days!
  • andygbandygb Forumite
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    I watered the tubs and beds around 6.30 this morning and it was already very warm. It is scorchio now and some of my lovely dahlias are starting to wilt.
    This is on a comparison with Sorrento when we were there years ago.
  • Mrs_ArcanumMrs_Arcanum Forumite
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    My Aunt would have loved this weather, then she was acclimatised to Darwin where the average humidity is 69%.
    Truth always poses doubts & questions. Only lies are 100% believable, because they don't need to justify reality. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Labyrinth of the Spirits
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