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To actually hate most things about UK summers

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jubileepancakes Wed 08-Jun-16 14:02:10

Where do I start?

Flys. In the house, shitting everywhere. Sitting on my fruit and playing bloody games with me.

Sweating. I can't go for a walk, do the school run without looking a sweaty mess. I never know what to wear either as its cloudy first thing then baking hot later. The gym is not a nice place to be and neither is actually going for a run.

Sun cream. Sticky and horrible. Kids hate having it on. I hate putting it on them.

Sunhats. On afore mentioned kids. Won't keep them on.

BBQs. Horrid. Too much meat, rolls going crispy where they've been left out. Sweaty cheese. Limp, warm salads.

Smug people sat outside pubs because they can

Everyone saying isn't the weather lovely.

Roll on Autumn. AIBU?

havalina1 Wed 08-Jun-16 14:03:50

Ahhhh a poster after my own heart - I agree - the whole lot, I agree!!

Greentriangle82 Wed 08-Jun-16 14:04:54

Yanbu I much prefer Autumn to summer. It's too bright , hot and noisy in the summer

jubileepancakes Wed 08-Jun-16 14:05:40

Please feel free to add your own issues...

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 08-Jun-16 14:05:53

'Enjoy it while it last, it will be rain next week'

People who say this, every day may till october should be culled!

Musicinthe00ssucks Wed 08-Jun-16 14:07:55


I'd like to add that my hair is always a f*****g mess in summer; too frizzy because of the humidity or too greasy because of sweating.

jubileepancakes Wed 08-Jun-16 14:08:42

I've got another. Kids wanting the paddling pool out. Takes an hour to sort it out and fill in. Kids get in. 10 seconds later they get out as its too cold and want it put away as its getting in their way.

DrDreReturns Wed 08-Jun-16 14:09:36

I sweat too much and don't sleep as well because of the heat and humidity. I much prefer autumn and spring. Bah humbug!

wasonthelist Wed 08-Jun-16 14:12:15


StinkyMcgrinky Wed 08-Jun-16 14:13:59

YADNBU! Give me woolly jumpers and snow over summer any day. At 34 weeks pregnant I am a Very round and uncomfortable sweaty mess angry

Discopanda Wed 08-Jun-16 14:16:16

Two words- flying ants.

I used to love summer until I had children and realised what hard work it is.

NeedACleverNN Wed 08-Jun-16 14:20:03

I like it when it's warm enough to wear shorts and t-shirt but if it cools down a light jacket is all that's needed

That is my perfect summer weather

Luckily my dd loves wearing sun cream. I hate putting the bloody stuff on though

MyCatWasRightAboutYou Wed 08-Jun-16 14:27:03

YADNBU. I hate the summer.
I'm incredibly pale, so I have to wear factor 50. It's always really sticky and horrible feeling.
I get polymorphic light eruption rash. Because I'm literally allergic to the sun. It looks like I have the plague.
I wonder if I can reverse-hibernate until October?

mogloveseggs Wed 08-Jun-16 14:29:23

Yanbu. Im not good in heat so whilst everyone else is swanning round all tanned I'm hiding indoors. Having to shave my legs and armpits every day is a right faff

Laiste Wed 08-Jun-16 14:31:52

Light nights - DD4 wont go off to sleep until nearly 9 and she's a grumpy madam all morning.

Cutting the grass. Grows so bloody fast for 5 months and we only seem to get about 10 days in total ON it.

The big inflatable pool lure. Always seems such a good idea; you look at the pictures, you think: yeaaah, lets put the pool up and frolick in it. But put it up and the waters is minus 7 from the hose, it gets full of insects and leaves within 2 minutes and then it clouds straight over and pisses down for a week. Then you give up and have to empty the damn thing - and then you have a huge stinking rotten dead patch on the afore mentioned lawn.

newmumwithquestions Wed 08-Jun-16 14:34:58

YAallVVVU. British summer is fantastic. Just wish there was far more of it.

U2HasTheEdge Wed 08-Jun-16 14:36:33

It isn't like we get much summer. I think it's going to be shitty again come the weekend. That's what I hate about summer, we don't get enough of it.

I do hate that we also get muggy weather. I love the sun and I love heat but I do wish it wasn't so muggy.

squoosh Wed 08-Jun-16 14:36:40

People who pipe up at the first sight of a bit of sun 'oh I can't wait for a cold, crisp Autumn day'.

FloatyFlo Wed 08-Jun-16 14:37:52

The summer is my least favourite season!

And when I say this I'm always met with similar replies like 'ooh don't wish the sun away, it'll rain next week!' Or 'that's so British, moan about it being cold and then moan when it gets hot.' No. Just no. I don't moan when it's cold. I don't care if it rains. I hate it when it's hot. Why is that so hard for some people to understand. Not everybody enjoys roasting in the sun like a chicken in a bloody oven thank you very much.

kslatts Wed 08-Jun-16 14:38:15

YABU - would much rather be able to sit in the garden relaxing, kids having fun splashing in the paddling pool than be stuck inside.

JellyQuivvers Wed 08-Jun-16 14:38:34

......I'd just like to throw hayfever into the whole sweaty discussion angry slopes off sneezing

Twowrongsdontmakearight Wed 08-Jun-16 14:38:37

Yes! It's fine being warm but the humidity always gets me.

KurtseyAllslop Wed 08-Jun-16 14:38:38

I do love summer for a week or so but the novelty wears off very quickly.

I like leaving the backdoor open so DDog can go in and out and sit on the back mat sunning herself but the flies. The fucking flies. Millions of them. I had a bee in the house yesterday. I was, naturally, terrified. DDog got all excited because I was jumping around like a loon. Then the bee landed and DDog ate it. She's now a very swollen-faced DDog. This wouldn't happen in autumn I tell you.

DH did tell me yesterday that I look radiant in my summer clothes so perhaps I don't look like the fat sweaty mess I thought I did.

Laiste Wed 08-Jun-16 14:39:42

If we had more of it we'd be properly geared up for it. (Just the same as with snow, in this bit of the uk everything grinds to a halt round here with a cm of the stuff.)

TinklyLittleLaugh Wed 08-Jun-16 14:40:37

We always bung a couple of kettle full of hot water in our paddling pool to take the edge off. Obviously my kids are a bit soft.

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