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?