Most people love the warmer weather, but we’re not hot-house flowers. In fact we physically wilt in the heat and find the following really uncool…
1. Buzz Off!
The sun comes out and so do the flies. Bluebottles buzz around the room in a random fashion bouncing off the walls and invading our space. In fact, they go everywhere, except out of the open window that they flew in through!
2. Once (we wish) Bitten…
Talking of annoying insects, mosquitoes are vile. They land on you and drink your blood. What’s that all about?! There’s nothing worse than recognising that tell-tale buzzing just when you’re dropping off. Then you have to get up and try to find it and swat the thing before you can get to sleep.
3. The Swarm
Another ‘bug’ bear! You love a stroll in the country, but not when it’s warm, as you’ve suddenly found yourself in the midst of a plague of midges. They’ve gone in your eyes, up your nose and you’re sure that you’ve even swallowed a few!
4. We’re Leaking!
It’s a horrible feeling when sweat starts running down your face and you can feel it dripping down your back, too. You’re stuck on a crowded train and very conscious that everyone is looking at you. It’s also a concern that you may have sweat patches on your clothes, which is SO embarrassing!
5. Black Sausage, Anyone?
What’s the obsession with having barbecues? Even if it involves cooking under a brolly because, despite the forecast being good, the heavens have opened. Barbecues always involve sinking into the ground in your stilettos, either getting sunburnt or soaked, running away from wasps and chewing overcooked black grub.
6. You Maggot!
Talking of bad food experiences… in hot weather, stuff goes off so quickly! Even milk in the fridge doesn’t last long. And horror of horrors you’d put some chicken bones in the wheelie bin and when you went to put something else in there, it was crawling with maggots!
7. Hair ’em! Scare ’em!
Your naturally curly hair isn’t happy when it’s stuffy. It’s either plastered to your scalp where you’re sweating so much, or frizzing up in the humidity. And nothing you do seems to have any effect on calming it down.
8. Make-up Meltdown
You never like to leave the house without your slap on, so it drives you mad when you’re trying to apply it, but it’s sliding down your face! The blusher brush is sticking to your cheeks and your mascara has smudged everywhere. You look a right mess.
9. Massive Plates…
We’re talking plates of meat – feet! Your trotters have swollen up because they’re so hot. Even if you put on sandals, your sticky feet slip about in them and you end up with blisters. Hot weather isn’t kind to tootsies.
10. Every Breath We Take
Or try to… the balmy air has taken our breath away, quite literally! Just going about your daily business is really exhausting when there’s no air.
11. Swoon Time
Talking of being breathless, this often leads to you also feeling faint. It’s awful when the world starts spinning and you’re worried that you’re going to collapse.
12. Letting It All Hang Out
It only takes the tiniest amount of sunshine for people to start shedding their clothes. Keep your clothes on peeps!
13. What A Whiff!
The world becomes very smelly during a heatwave. Bins left out really stink. Your train is packed with damp commuters who haven’t heard of deodorant. And you’re stuck next to a sweaty pit! You really hope that thunderstorm the weatherman predicted comes soon… In summary, when it’s hot, hot, hot, we’re not, not, not happy!
What is your least favourite weather? Let us know below…