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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! 😎

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.

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.

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

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.

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 19:39:23

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

SparklyGrandma Fri 28-Jun-19 19:42:30

Boiling hot here, iced water,curtains shut to stop sun heating up the room, cold shower before bed.

Buying a tower fan from JL tomorrow, one with a quieter sleep option.

Sara65 Fri 28-Jun-19 19:45:51

I started the afternoon in a pretty linen dress, strappy sandals, floppy sunhat felt pretty good if I’m honest

Off to end of term open air concert at one of my granddaughters school, boiling hot, holding youngest granddaughter slick with sun cream, enduring her big wet kisses, hair sticking to me, dress looking like a dish rag.

Well at least I tried

NfkDumpling Fri 28-Jun-19 19:47:43

Come to the east coast folks. I had a hot water bottle in bed last night!

Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads reached the heady heights of 18 C at two o’clock this afternoon! (It felt chillier in the breeze!).

It should warm up a bit over the weekend though to a proper English summer heat.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 28-Jun-19 19:55:45

It is bloomin' hot in the East Midlands and I'm all shiny and sticky. Uncomfortable, but that's all.
You can put loads of layers on to warm up in the cold but I find it more difficult to cool down.
I'm alive so I won't moan.

dahlia Fri 28-Jun-19 19:59:38

Only 16C this evening here in south Cornwall, with dull skies and sea mist. I don't think we will have the hottest day of the summer tomorrow, as is forecast for the rest of the country. Thank goodness, I really wilt when it's hot and enjoy autumn and winter - though I don't enjoy the heating bills!

Treebee Fri 28-Jun-19 20:13:07

I was looking forward to this week’s supposed heatwave. It’s sunny and dry here in north Bucks but that wind is still chilly. Will it hit 30 tomorrow? I wonder.

Grandma70s Fri 28-Jun-19 20:16:55

I suppose at my age I shouldn't be wishing the summer away, but I hate it. I hate being too hot, I hate summer clothes except on the young. Longing for autumn and winter.

My young grandchildren are going to Legoland Windsor tomorrow and I feel worried about them in the heat.

Sara65 Fri 28-Jun-19 20:44:35


I’ve been to Legoland in extreme heat, it’s definitely not fun! But they do have that big water park, so make sure they pack their. Swimsuits

Pittcity Fri 28-Jun-19 21:35:04

I've got a sweatshirt and socks on and have just had a hot chocolate. The breeze is quite chilly here in Colchester.

Sara65 Fri 28-Jun-19 21:44:09

Still very hot here in the West Country, not a breath of air!

MrsAllboys Fri 28-Jun-19 22:00:48

Not quite sure why Marilla needs to wear an ‘old grey T-shirt and Eric Morecambe shorts’, she doesn’t say but it sounds horrendous😆. Unless of course she is clearing out the shed or doing some heavy gardening!

NfkDumpling Sat 29-Jun-19 17:06:46

The heat has reached the north of Norfolk. Although it’s probably cooler on the coast still, we’re twelve miles inland and its 36 in the sun and 29 in the shade. Lovely sitting in the garden under a brolly with a glass of chilled white spritzer!

MiniMoon Sat 29-Jun-19 17:28:08

It's been a lovely couple of days here in sw Northumberland. My husband and I went out to a local trout fishery for lunch, then a walk round my old home town. We took the scenic route home, through the little country lanes and villages. The temperature has been a pleasant 23-25° which is just right for me.
The sun has gone now though, and clouds are building, the forecast is for thunderstorms later this evening, we will see. I may close the windows shortly as the scent of barbecues is in the air! 🍔🍗

EllanVannin Sat 29-Jun-19 18:02:28

Only 18 degrees here.

Resurgam123 Sat 29-Jun-19 18:25:05

I don't feel I am glowing at all. The exhaustion of being in a high humidity garden has flattened me.

travelsafar Sat 29-Jun-19 19:34:42

My DH is lying on the bed trying to cool down, i am sitting in the lounge with the windows opened and the curtains closed trying to stop the sun shinning in, who would have thought!!! Ive just had a cool shower and put on a halter neck dress to try and keepcool.Our Bowls match was cancelled this afternoon as opposing team thought it was just to hot and a bit dangerous as some players quite elderly. Well into the 30's here today. Can't imagine how those in Europe are coping with the mid 40's.

Cherrytree59 Sat 29-Jun-19 19:49:58

Lovely sunny day 34° this afternoon according to car thermostat. 🔥
Going a bit cloudy now.
Weather forcast for tomorrow is about 24°.

NfkDumpling Sun 30-Jun-19 07:02:23

Where are you Ellan?

Greyduster Sun 30-Jun-19 07:21:16

It hit thirty seven degrees in our conservatory yesterday with the doors and windows open! Too hot to sit outside, too hot to sit inside! I dug out my shorts but was almost tempted to wear ⚡️☄️ a skirt😱!!! Hope today is going to be a tad cooler.