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to think not everyone loves the sun?

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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?

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.

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.

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!

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?

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!

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.

GalaxyDefender Mon 08-Jul-13 14:04:48

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

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

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

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.

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

I hate summer

Completely, utterly hate it.

Roll on winter and snow again.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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'.

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.

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.


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


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.

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

Sun is evil. Heat is evil.

Shade rules the world.

Sun haters of the world, unite!

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.

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

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.'

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

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