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Are Gransnetters glowing in the heat?

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Marilla Tue 25-Jun-19 15:15:30

I always imagine in hot weather to be wearing a pretty dress, sitting relaxed and cool in a deck chair with a book and simply glowing. Instead, I am wearing an old grey tee shirt, Eric Morcombe shorts and the sweat is running down my eyes. My hair is sticking to my neck and forehead and I feel an absolute mess! 🥴 Not a good look! 😎

Callistemon Fri 28-Jun-19 19:39:23

I may wear a dress, hat and sandals but will not look dainty in the slightest!

Callistemon Fri 28-Jun-19 19:37:16

It has been hot but breezy today so not that unbearable, but we are supposed to be somewhere outdoors tomorrow when it is supposed to be 29C or 30C.
Everyone will be seeking the same bit of shade.

Callistemon Fri 28-Jun-19 19:36:10

I remember the 'canicule' (lovely word) of 2003 as we were in Cornwall; it was lovely with the sea breezes but apparently unbearably hot at home.

Day6 Fri 28-Jun-19 18:33:46

Ahhh. We have got the sunny weather now, and it is lovely, because there is a breeze. A breeze is essential imo. Sun without a breeze makes me 'glow', lots!

I hate it if I have to do anything when it is so hot. Today I have got two lots of washing dried on the line and I have been sitting out in it, for short bursts. I feel uncomfortable after about ten minutes.

I have bought myself one of those (JLM?) 'Ice Towels' because I really do get uncomfortably hot and sticky if I have to walk around for any length of time in heat. I hate it when my hair sticks to my head and I can feel my body glistening all over with sweat 'glowing' stuff.

I too think I should look summery in a frock with a pretty straw hat and dainty sandals as I sip my drink through a straw, but I am in an old floaty maxi skirt, a vest T shirt and have ditched the bra. It's not a pretty sight really. confused

jusnoneed Fri 28-Jun-19 18:33:41

Hot but not too humid today in Dorset. Nice breeze blowing for the last couple of days, thank goodness as it would be uncomfortable. Keep the curtains closed in various rooms as the sun goes around and open the windows as they get shaded.

Tweedle24 Fri 28-Jun-19 18:24:21

I was sitting outside reading earlier, in the shade of the parasol, but, had to come indoors when I got too hot. I had planned to acquire a tan this year but, don’t think that will happen.

Mamie Fri 28-Jun-19 17:31:20

Canicule is such a lovely word. All you want to do is lie in the shade and pant..... 😀🐶

Fennel Fri 28-Jun-19 16:56:00

I remember the canicule of 2003, didn't realise it had got that hot. What made it worse down our way was that it hadn't rained for weeks and the clay soil dried out and caused structural damage in some houses.

Mamie Fri 28-Jun-19 16:21:30

Fennel the lunchtime news said that today's 45° in the south has broken the previous record for France which was 44° in August 2003. Funnily enough we were on holiday in Les Landes that year, which was when we decided that it was too hot for us and we would move to Normandie.....

Fennel Fri 28-Jun-19 15:49:32

Mamie I well remember those hot summer days.
We lived down south in the Gers near the Pyrenees and had a few weeks of it every summer. This year definitely hotter.The cereal farmers had to work at nights on their tractors. Don't know how the few animal farmers coped.
I was worried about our old english friends still there but she says they have an air-con unit which they can move from the living room to the bedroom.
Still about 23 degrees in NE England, maybe 28 tomorrow.

Mamie Fri 28-Jun-19 14:22:53

It is 35° here in Normandy and 38° tomorrow. I have just spent an hour rocking gently in the hammock under the trees. We have every shutter and curtain tightly shut. We had done four hours in the garden by ten o'clock this morning, when we had to stop work.
Fortunately we have air conditioning in the bedroom.

Yorksherlass Fri 28-Jun-19 13:32:45

Btw best cooling hack I know is a ice cold bottle of water or gin or whatever floats your boat , under the left armpit , it cools the blood as it comes from the heart, you could even wrap it in something if you like ,🥵

Yorksherlass Fri 28-Jun-19 13:27:28

GabriellaG54 ha ha, loving the poem, more please .

GabriellaG54 Fri 28-Jun-19 11:42:48

It's lovely and warm
Down here in the South
I've socks on my feet
And ice in my mouth

My temperature's rising
Cheeks mottled and flushed
By the end of the day
I just know I'll be bushed

I'll be frank, I'm just dripping
With sweat down my back
And scanning YouTube
For the best cooling hack

No matter...I've melted
And all that is left
Is a puddle like piddle.
And a family bereft sad

M0nica Wed 26-Jun-19 16:26:10

Used to be Berkshire but are now Oxfordshire. It is really quite cool here. I am wearing a cotton sweater over a long sleeved shirt and considering putting socks on.

Gonegirl Wed 26-Jun-19 15:30:20

Sweating here. (There's nice) Berkshire. Moved into the shade. Much better. Nice breeze.

henetha Wed 26-Jun-19 15:26:51

Its muggy and warm in south Devon. Hardly a heat wave though. The sun has finally come out after a cloudy morning.

SueDonim Wed 26-Jun-19 14:09:00

16 deg and sunny here. I've still got a cardi on! grin

EllanVannin Wed 26-Jun-19 13:29:03

I'm still wearing a jumper because of the sea breeze, a thinner jumper for the summer----it's only 18 degrees, nowhere near warm enough for me.

merlotgran Wed 26-Jun-19 13:23:48

It's 18C here but I've been gardening in a jumper because of the breeze.

I doubt the heatwave will last long because I've just bought a tower fan to keep us cool!

felice Wed 26-Jun-19 13:08:07

Hot and sticky here about 30°, luckily my terrace is not overlooked as DD and I would have scared the horses sitting topless there yesterday afternoon.
It is the Ommengang Medieval Festival here this week Son in Law is taking part in a heavy velvet costume carrying a large crossbow.
DD has a large backpack of bottles of water which she and others will be handing out to the 300 cast members.
Hot. Worse in the rain as the costumes get very heavy.

GabriellaG54 Wed 26-Jun-19 11:31:39

I haven't had any heating on since the end of Feb. I'm most comfortable in cool or cold weather or if there is a decent breeze in hot weather.
Temp here is 17 and climbing and I have windows wide open as they have been all night.
Luckily, not much rainfall here, certainly no mist or flooding.

KatyK Wed 26-Jun-19 09:47:26

What heat? confused

Fennel Wed 26-Jun-19 09:41:55

It's still cool and damp here - Tyneside.

MiniMoon Tue 25-Jun-19 21:19:42

I'm looking after my granddaughter's goldfish while they are on holiday. Walking back to my house I breathed out heavily and my glasses steamed up 😮! At least it isn't raining, yet.