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angelene Sun 31-May-09 21:28:58

It's boiling hot.

I have red hair and pale skin and I really dislike the feeling of hot weather.

I have bad hayfever.

This weather pisses me off so much - if it's cold you can put another jumper on, or turn the heating up, but there is NO ESCAPE from the heat.

I feel woozy and heavy-legged. My eyes are either stinging from sun cream or itching with hayfever. I look shit in summer clothes and I can't wear heels. My ankles and feet are swollen and I'm not even pregnant.

And yet because I have a DD I have to get out and DO stuff which makes me feel worse, rather than being at home with the curtains closed, which is what I really want to do. And it's not fair to DD who is a real outdoor girl and loves it.

The thought of a long summer of this is making me feel very depressed.

I know I'm being a bit of a drama queen, and am probably being a bit unreasonable, but the fetishisation of the hot weather in this country pisses me off (and I needed a rant).

traceybath Sun 31-May-09 21:30:35

Well i am 31 weeks pregnant and suffering dreadfully with hay fever but i do still love the sunshine!

Does help though that we have an old house that stays very cool.

But anyway - sure the sunshine won't last for long.

suntan lotion. hat. fan

sympathy on the hayfever however as a fellow sufferer it's shit.

ilikeyoursleeves Sun 31-May-09 21:31:15


Sorry but I love this weather- i live in Glasgow and it pisses down 360 days of the year so I'm lapping it up

Can you get a big hat, lots of Piriton, suncream and a travel fan?

poopscoop Sun 31-May-09 21:32:13

YABU - not so long ago we were all moaning about how bloody freezing itwas, so let us have a bit of warmth for a while grin

Don't envy you wih the hayfever though. {shite emoticon]

dittany Sun 31-May-09 21:32:33

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AnnaKat24 Sun 31-May-09 21:33:04

I feel your pain. I holidayed to Australia last year and the temp was 110f like 42celsius. it was so HOOOOOTTTT!!!!

Overmydeadbody Sun 31-May-09 21:33:14


It's just part of life, like the cold winter months.

stillenacht Sun 31-May-09 21:33:23


Am sunburnt, overweight and have a hot and bothered DS with autism who has regressed to screaming all day...

but i am still happy that the sky is blue and the sun is out.

Hayfever is v v horrid tho so sympathies there.

Shitemum Sun 31-May-09 21:33:30

Agree. Which is one of the reasons we are moving back to the UK from Spain. grin
Am however hoping never to be troubled by hayfever again since, after 20 years of exposure, it is olive trees I am allergic to...

SolidGoldBrass Sun 31-May-09 21:35:12

I do sympathise even though I like sunny hot weather. It is harder for some people (the fair-skinned or the heavily PG among others) and there is something a bit irritating about the assumption that 'everyone' loves the sunshine... Hot sunny weather is an absolute bastard for night-shift workers, for one thing.

YanknCock Sun 31-May-09 21:35:26

I'm sure loads of people will be along to tell you how unreasonable you are, but I'll agree and say I hate it when it gets past 20 degrees. Heat makes me irritable and sluggish, and I burn easily. And I'm just starting my third trimester of pregnancy. Ugh.

You need to buy this shirt. I've worn holes in mine already!

Thunderduck Sun 31-May-09 21:35:54

YANBU. I hate the heat too.

angelene Sun 31-May-09 21:39:28

I do sun lotion and hat, people! I have had epic sunburn in the past so I'm completely paranoid about it now. Fans are rubbish, all they do is move the warm air around.

I am constantly amazed at how I managed to get any exams when I had industrial strength hayfever in my teens (doctor said I grew up in the worst place in the UK for it).

And I have NEVER moaned about cold winters either.

Spending every day on the beach would be good but not practical.


SazzlesA Sun 31-May-09 21:39:35

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Sidge Sun 31-May-09 21:40:58

Crikey are you in Arizona or something?

I'm on the South Coast of England and whilst it's been lovely, I would refer to it as warm rather than hot!

SazzlesA Sun 31-May-09 21:41:55

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hester Sun 31-May-09 21:44:07

YANBU - I hate the heat. I feel drowsy, ratty and fat all summer. I can't bear the sun in my face. I always get blisters on my feet. I look hideous in summer clothes.

Do you fancy running away to Alaska with me, angelene?

Mumofagun Sun 31-May-09 21:45:12

Lol, I know you're obviously suffering but I just started a new thread saying what do you do in such fantastic weather when you can't get the ruddy kids out of the house and all they want is the computer and the PS2!!!!

BTW wasn't laughing at you, my mum's the same, really suffers. But the kids!! They should be out!

Grumpyoldcaaaaaaaa Sun 31-May-09 21:45:48

I don't think YABU.

I am pg and 11 days overdue now. I am covered in hives/heatrash and unable to sleep right when I need to. I am completely unable to enjoy the weather, as is DD1, who is porcelain-skinned and a hayfever sufferer.

DH and DD2 however, would say you are being VU, as he is olive-skinned and spent all day guzzling beer in the garden hmm and she (olive-skinned too) spent the day looking like a little brown berry, bouncing about on the trampoline, having a marvellous time.

I may have a different perspective when I'm not a gigantic pregnant hippo though grin

angelene Sun 31-May-09 21:48:01

Hester, we are clearly soulmates and need to do a Thelma and Louise style road trip to Alaska or Ireland or somewhere. grin

It's the cultural tyranny of it all, no one understands meeeeeeeeeeeeeee <wail>

angelene Sun 31-May-09 21:51:14

Yankncock that t-shirt is great and if I wasn't skint (another moan for another place) I'd get it straight away.

For all of you who are pg you have my deepest, most empathetic sympathies as I was also pg during a reasonable hot summer (2005). NCT classes were spent comparing swollenness of ankles, the GP signed me off work for a couple of days so I could actually take some piriton and get over the drowsiness factor.

howtotellmum Sun 31-May-09 21:52:11

YABU- it's lovely! Bring it on for ever....

angelene Sun 31-May-09 21:52:19

reasonably SEE? SEE??? I can't even bloody SPELL it's so bloody hot!

herbietea Sun 31-May-09 21:53:08

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