It has been very warm these last few weeks in the UK. Many wonder why we Brits go on and on about the heatwave and the reason is because this is not our usual weather. We usually have a few days of extreme warmth in the summer months. Nothing as warm as what we are currently experiencing, which is why we are not prepared for it.
Many homes like ours do have fans to cool down but they don’t help much when it gets dead HOT! I was born in Africa, so extremely warm weather conditions are not new to me. Having said that we are better prepared for them with air conditioners, strong fans and weather appropriate furniture, unlike here in the UK.
So how are we surviving this heatwave?
Blackout Blinds and Curtains
Our blackout blinds are helping us stay sane. They shut out the sunlight and help keep the room cool. I have them down all day and it helps us say cool. We also have blackout curtains and they also help massively too. I wonder how we would have coped without them in this heatwave. It would have been unbearable.
If you are after great blackout blinds or curtains, then you should have a look on Direct Blinds website. They have stock amazing blinds, curtains and even shutters.
Plenty of Cold Drinks and Snacks
I am usually not a fan of ice creams but I must confess, I have been taking quite a lot of them in the last few weeks. Cold drinks and snacks help keep me sane. Our freezer is currently stocked with ice creams, ice lollies, ice creams and lots of drinks.
Lots of Sunscreen
We never leave the house without applying lots of sunscreen to protect our skin from the harsh weather. Our hats and sunglasses always go out with us too!
Stay Indoors and Cool Baths
We stay indoors pretty much and only go out if we have to. So no long walks at the moment. Just school runs and anywhere else that is important. Having regular cool baths also helps lower body temperature.
Wear Weather Appropriate Clothes
Wearing the right clothing helps massively. We dress as lightly as possible, avoiding dark colours as they absorb more heat. Wearing loose-fitting, lightweight, and lightly colored clothing to stay cool and stylish this heatwave.
Is it dead warm where you are? How are you surviving the heatwave?
Plenty of fluid which is a must at anytime. We need more now with this weather. Cool clothing, no dark colours not that I do dark anyway.
Lighter meals had early evening after 6-pm, and fans. Plenty of them. We have them in the main lounge space, all the bedrooms as ceiling fans plus an oscillator in our bedroom.
My body temperature doesn’t work properly as it is so fans are a necessity
I am the same as you ‘re windows. We have blinds also
The blinds definitely help for sure and lots of fans. Thanks for reading 😊
Oo i’ll definitely check out those blindes!
Definitely plenty of fluids, I bought a refillable bottle that I am carrying round with me. We’ve been leaving the curtains closed too
Ah nice. That helps a lot.
Great advice! I’m wearing less clothes than I normally do in this country, it’s just so hot!
Yea! It is boiling!
My mummy is a Autumn Winter girl and does really like the summer so is struggling. She hasn’t got a clue how to dress appropriately in this heat!!!
Oh wow. The heat is unbearable.
I am always cold so it’s great for me but I have to admit Im finding it slightly too hot at times!
It is boiling here.
Our weather has been a few degrees cooler than the UK. But I still use all your tactics to stay cool in July and August. Our air conditioning has been going quite a bit lately too.
I so miss the autumnal weather! I keep hydrated more than I ever do. #bringtherainback
I am missing the rain seriously too. It is way too hot.
I have to admit that home isn’t too bad but work is too hot……..trying to persuade them to buy some fans
Ah they need to buy some fans. I hear the heat would be on for some more weeks.
We’ve all been poorly with temperatures too so really struggling with the heat. I have a fan on me constantly at the moment! We found the blackout curtains worked great
Oh sorry to hear that. Hope you all are feeling better now.
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