to think not everyone loves the sun?

(56 Posts)
blackbirdatglanmore Sun 07-Jul-13 22:30:57

especially as I am not a huge fan of it.

I bowed to peer pressure earlier and went for a walk then sat in a field to read my Kindle. I rarely sweat but it was dripping off my forehead onto the Kindle - it was that hot. I was sticky, itchy from the grass, and uncomfortable. So I went home and sat INSIDE with the fan on.

And all I've heard is people bleating about "wasting" a sunny day.

I realise if you like the heat, great (dad is a great sun-worshipper) but AIBU to think not everyone likes glaring sunshine, flies buzzing round you, sticky, sweaty weather? And can't those who DO like it enjoy it in their own way and let me enjoy it in mine?

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Jul-13 22:35:38

Of course YANBU

No-one has to like anything

I love the sun but I've grown allergic to it, so I tend to sit in the shade and just enjoy the outdoors.

ParadiseChick Sun 07-Jul-13 22:35:39

I agree. My son doesn't enjoy roasting hot days. A mild out overcast day he's out for hours on his bike, in the garden etc but on days like today he only child with little bursts before seeking shade! So many people have popped in today and commented on how he sold be out enjoying the sun. How can he when he doesn't bloody enjoy it?

emeraldgirl1 Sun 07-Jul-13 22:37:16


I am a Scrooge-like curmudgeon when it comes to the sun: I burn, I sweat, I itch.

Give me a bright chilly day any time.

Actually to be fair it's not the sun I hate, it's the heat.

TeaCuresEverything Sun 07-Jul-13 22:38:48

Sorry but I adore the sun! We only get about 3 days like this a year so I say enjoy them; you've the whole of the rest of the year to get over it!

Sallyingforth Sun 07-Jul-13 22:39:16

Each to their own. If you don't like it, stay indoors. Personally I've been maximising my vitamin D intake - in the garden wearing just factor 50 and filling in the white patches.

steppemum Sun 07-Jul-13 22:40:15


but the coolest place in our house is in the garden under the tree in the shade
I am on the lookout for a sun lounger to sleep on read the sunday papers on under the tree grin

defineme Sun 07-Jul-13 22:41:38

I spent much of the day indoors-took the kids to a lovely empty pottery painting cafe and then they played in the garden on water slide whilst I cleaned and then watched tennis. I don't feel like I missed out on anything.

blackbirdatglanmore Sun 07-Jul-13 22:45:50

It's fine if you enjoy the sun! I am genuinely pleased if you love it - get out there and love it!

but don't give me a hard time because I don't.

paradise same used to happen to me as a kid, especially on holiday. My parents took it as a personal affront when I was desperately seeking shade grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Jul-13 22:48:17


I've spent most of today inside, with occasional forays into the garden. Perfect.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sun 07-Jul-13 22:53:19

You want to try having hay fever.

Every other bugger is going, ooh, sun, how lovely! while your head explodes with snot and itchiness and itchy snot.

Bastard sunshine. angry

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 07-Jul-13 22:54:09

Ugh YANBU. I loathe hot weather. I tan really easily which makes people think I am a sun worshipper. If I have to be out I am plastered in SPF 30 and I sweat buckets.

I do like fine weather but have no desire to go and bake to a crisp. Hot days like today are spent finding strategies for keeping cool. Dreading tomorrow at work sad

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 07-Jul-13 22:56:19

Boulevard me too! I love the phrase itchy snot - describes it perfectly.

DoodleAlley Sun 07-Jul-13 22:59:10

I love sunny days I hate hot days.

I also hate hay fever especially when my medication is limited due to breastfeeding.

DD is 12 weeks and already shows a similar disposition to me. Clammy breastfeeding - fun!!

Because I love the sun I always feel like I should enjoy these days more and have missed out by being indoors. Having read your post, however, I'm going to start embracing the fact that it's the sun not the heat and a day indoors when it's like this isn't a wasted day.

wharrgarbl Sun 07-Jul-13 23:11:40

Ugh no, not at all U - I moved to the northern hemisphere from Australia partly to get away from the heat.

WildlingPrincess Sun 07-Jul-13 23:14:47

I like going out if I can sit in the shade. I get hot and sweaty far too easily though.

imademarion Sun 07-Jul-13 23:39:28

I spent the first couple of decades of my life in really hot countries.

I never went outside when it was really hot for exactly the reasons you describe.

It's uncomfortable and debilitating; indoors is cool and civilised.

I do like the smell you get at dusk on a hot day, though, and the just-showered freshness of everyone at dinner.

I'd like to build a shady veranda to use for thirteen days a year

Lj8893 Sun 07-Jul-13 23:44:41

I usually love the sun and a hot day! But this summer I'm pregnant and am literally melting at the slightest hint of any heat. I am not enjoying this heat at all.

And don't even get me started on the hayfever!

minouminou Mon 08-Jul-13 00:07:43

That massive fusion reactor in the sky can shit off.

I hate the heat.....I can't function properly above 18-19C.

mercury7 Mon 08-Jul-13 00:36:29

I love summer weather, but I stay in the cool for the hottest part of the day

squoosh Mon 08-Jul-13 00:39:15

I like 22C as my maximum.

IRCL Mon 08-Jul-13 01:29:41


I hate it when it's too hot. My hay fever has been really bad this year. Blocked nose, none stop sneezing, itchy swollen eyes/throat.

Eurgh I hate it.

I like it when its warm with a nice breeze in the air.

LostLion Mon 08-Jul-13 03:16:07

I totally get you OP. Ive always felt that hot weather is a waste if your not at the beach and since I don't live near the ocean....YANBU

sashh Mon 08-Jul-13 04:52:37

I do like being able to take a coffee and my kindle into the garden at 6am, but I am inside most of the day because I'm not good with and I'm terrible with sun.

Then when it was cooling down out in the garden again, in the shade, twas nice.

luxemburgerli Mon 08-Jul-13 06:47:48

I feel your pain OP. I feel like I spend the majority of my work life at the moment explaining why I don't want to eat lunch outside with everyone else. There is no shade, it's 30'C here, shudder.

And it's not like most things, where people just accept "I don't like/want to". They go on and on about it until I have Sun Rage.

raisah Mon 08-Jul-13 07:11:09

I don't like being out in the direct sunshine either and I have got asian skin. I avoid going out between noon & about 4pm, unfortunately my garden is south facing and it gets too hot to sit out until about 6pm on days like this. I can feel my skin burn and I wear factor 50 despite people going on about my skin colour.

OddBoots Mon 08-Jul-13 07:13:37

YANBU, my body just does not like the heat, my head hurts, my vision goes funny and my muscles go into spasm but there are still people who tell me I ought to be enjoying the sun.

I really cant cope overcast with a good brezee is the best sat in my car under a tree at momment before going into work and its lovely anything over 17 and i go lumpy get headachy I just cant cool down everyone thinks I am strange

GoldiChops Mon 08-Jul-13 07:34:54

I loathe this weather, I'm so full of hayfever and I burn really easily. I'm so sticky all the time from factor 50, bag is twice as heavy with potions for hayfever, spare tissues, suncream and face suncream, extra water...... I hate the sun, hate it!

22C is optimum for me too, I spent almost the entire weekend indoors (at planned activities, not at home) with time in the garden morning and evening and was quite happy about that. Hoping it is not as hot today.

Fakebook Mon 08-Jul-13 07:35:18

I used to hate the sun up until about 3 years ago when I became depressed by the constant cold and gloomy weather. I didn't feel happy anymore. The house was a tip because I had no energy. Now I soak up as much sun as I can, and love the summers. I still prefer the shade but am more happy about getting out in the sun. I love being able to wear light clothes and not be bogged down with about 10 layers of clothing.

There's a Facebook page for hot weather haters, I had even joined that when I hated summer.

TweedWasSoLastYear Mon 08-Jul-13 08:03:10

Love the sun when its a sensible temperature and April / May or Sept / Oct . 20 - 22'C perfect temperature . Add being fair skinned and will burn in 30 mins without F30 , and another hayfever sufferer means summer sun really not much fun.
I shut all the curtains otherwise flat becomes an oven , but open the windows
Seen loads of really badly burned people this weekeend , do people really value a tan over skin cancer and the cancer treatments that follow?
Bet there are loads ofpeople pulling a sick day today as they got so burnt they cant face work , or want another day in the sun.
So no OP YANBUnseasonable

WaitingForMe Mon 08-Jul-13 08:10:43

Some people love the sun, some hate it. I reserve all comment for my sun worshipping mother and SIL who stayed inside to watch tennis and grumbled about it.

Why they couldn't to what DH does with motor sports when I want to go out (records it then avoids TV/Internet/radio until he's watched it) is beyond me. But they go all reverential and say 'but you don't understand.'

iamadoozermum Mon 08-Jul-13 08:20:55

None of my lot like the heat, including me. Yesterday we went to a McDonalds with an indoor, air-conditioned soft play and pretty much had it to ourselves. Nice and cool, some coffee, free wi-fi and not having to worry about the baby being burnt or over-heating, lovely smile

MortifiedAdams Mon 08-Jul-13 08:27:53

I dont like being out in the direct heat either. Spent most of a bbq yesterday sat in the shade of the fence. Thankfully dd still naps for a couple of hours after lunch so I have an excuse to sit in.

Tee2072 Mon 08-Jul-13 08:36:30

Sun is evil. Heat is evil.

Shade rules the world.

Sun haters of the world, unite!

reelingintheyears Mon 08-Jul-13 08:44:26

Yes Tee,quite.

Another boiling day looming,i shall stay indoors once the washing's hung out.

Fakebook Mon 08-Jul-13 08:49:58

Sun is evil.

That's a bit extreme! We wouldn't be alive without the sun. We'd have no food. There would be no cocoa trees to make chocolate. The sun is lovely. grin


Tee2072 Mon 08-Jul-13 08:50:42

Fakebook, you are obviously not a vampire. grin

I shall be staying home today packing for my holidays. To California where it's meant to be 25 - 30 the whole time I'm there.


ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Mon 08-Jul-13 08:52:41

I don't cope well in the sun, hate being sweaty, burn in an instant and have hideous hay fever. Add a pale, ginger, heat hating baby and I'm pretty much house bound for the next week.

INeverFinishAnythi Mon 08-Jul-13 09:01:03

I love the sun on holiday where you have the pool to jump in when it gets a bit much, everywhere has air-con and you can stop and have a nice cold gin drink whenever you feel like it. But in this country with none of those comforts it's just too much for me. I stayed in in the cool nearly all day yesterday and don't feel in the least bit guilty for 'wasting the day'.

Fakebook Mon 08-Jul-13 10:04:56

25-30° will be the actual temperature. It'll probably feel hotter. Much hotter wink. Have a lovely time!

squeakytoy Mon 08-Jul-13 10:08:31

Tee.. it will feel much much hotter than that. But on the plus side, everywhere you go will have good air con too.

When I was in Cali a couple of years ago, it was supposed to be that temperature, but in reality it was too hot to even step outside the apartment..

I am jealous though, as I love it there, so have a great time! smile

Tee2072 Mon 08-Jul-13 12:49:54

Nope, very little air con in San Francisco as it rarely gets this hot.

I used to live there.

woozlebear Mon 08-Jul-13 13:08:10

YANBU. I like it (but not if I have to go to work, or, in fact, do anything at all other than lying down.) I like the celebratory holiday feeling it inspires, and depending on my mood, I may sunbathe for an hour max, but mostly I only enjoy it if I can lurk in the shade. I tan really easily and am also allergic to nearly all sunscreen so enforced periods in the sun involve much advance planning and swathing of self in shirts and hats. Summer to me normally means months of embarassing strap marks / panda eyes from one unexpectedly sunny walk in April.

Hate it when friends want to sit outside for meals for hours on end in the glaring sun. 20 mins - nice. 4 hours? Torment. I just get squinty and headachy (even with polarised grade 3 tinted shades), hot, sweathy, stupidly tan-lined and cross. As soon as the sun comes out I start scanning for trees and sunshades wherever I go.

Plus I hate how everywhere gets really crowded in nice wheather. If I didn't have my garden, and had to go to a park or beach, I'd hate it.

runningonwillpower Mon 08-Jul-13 13:16:46

It's not just the sun. I'm not too keen on outdoors.

If I have to go out, I wear my shades even on dull days.

Horribly pale maybe, but no squinty wrinkles round here.

JerseySpud Mon 08-Jul-13 13:18:14

I hate summer

Completely, utterly hate it.

Roll on winter and snow again.

mumofthemonsters808 Mon 08-Jul-13 13:31:19

I'm not very god in the sun either, currently sat inside but even the house is boiling. I have the back door open so every midge in the neighbourhood is now in the house.DS is grumpy and sweaty and keeps wanting to sit on my knee and we are sticking together. The dog is sunbathing and then starts panting OH will take him out tonight because everyone has a dog on a nice day. I do not have the energy to get the hoover out.I could go on and on but I have got loads of washing dry.

spiderlight Mon 08-Jul-13 13:39:43

I hate it too. Roll on frosty mornings and big snuggly jumpers!

I hated the sun already, but the addition of DS to the mix has made me loathe it even more.
The heat makes him tired and grumpy, which causes him to misbehave terribly, and I can't deal with it because I'm tired and grumpy so just end up winding each other up.

Could do without it, really. But the temperature isn't supposed to go back below 20 degrees this week at all sadangry

AllYoursBabooshka Mon 08-Jul-13 14:12:33

I'm only ever happy when I can see my breath in the air.

Right now I'm in hell.

frustratedashell Mon 08-Jul-13 15:20:07

I'm so glad other people feel like I do! I hate this weather. My boyfriend is a sun worshipper. I hate anything over 24 degrees. 21 with a slight breeze, perfect!

LimitedEditionLady Mon 08-Jul-13 16:51:03

I dont like sun,neither does my DH.If that makes me miserable then....good!Ill be a miserable,pale sun hater.I like fine days,fine and cool.Why people wana lie in the sun and roast their skin I dont know.How boring is that?

Cookethenook Mon 08-Jul-13 16:57:35


I love the sun, but HATE the heat. Anything above 22 really. We went to Wroclaw in Poland last summer and it was 30-25 every day, i was flipping miserable and grumpy and really didn't know what to do with myself.

I can't understand how people can lie in full sun and fry all day!

littlemisssarcastic Mon 08-Jul-13 17:26:48

YANBU. People who love the sun find it difficult to understand why anyone wouldn't love it.
People who love the cold find it difficult to understand why anyone wouldn't love it.

Personally, I don't mind if people don't like the sun or the cold. What I don't have time for is people who don't like the sun or the rain or the cold or the snow or the wind or the ice or the autumn or the spring, because they are always bloody moaning about the weather.

I don't like winter weather and dread going out in it, so I try not to complain about the hot weather because although it's uncomfortable, it's preferable to the icy cold imo.
It's when people moan about all weathers that I switch off.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 08-Jul-13 17:46:38


Don't get me wrong, weather like this is a spirit lifter but as for sitting in it sunbathing/just reading? No.

Sitting outside a restaurant having a meal/couple of drinks, taking the dog for a walk these are things that are more pleasant in the sun. Because it's an hour max.

I detest sitting in the sun endlessly. That's why I never go on "beach" holidays.

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