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How we are surviving the heatwave

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.

 

Sunglasses photo

 

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?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

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Summer Shoes Wishlist

One thing I love about the summer season is the fact that I can show off my legs and feet if and when I want. There is no need for tights or socks which is a bliss. I tend to show as much skin as I can during summer months. I make hay while the sun still shines, Ha.

I am loving most of the sandals in stores now. There are summery and perfect for the lovely British weather we have been having. I have fallen in love with these shoes in particular, and with the summer sale now on, I might just treat myself a little. I will love to include them all in my shoe collection, if only I had an unlimited budget like Olivia Palermo, if only…..

Carvela Sadie Heeled Sandals £85 £59 £49 at House of Fraser

Carvella Shoes

Jillie Nude Nappa Platform Lace-up Heels by Linzi £30

Linzi Shoes

Silver Diamante Flat Sandals by Glamorous £18

Glamorous

Hush Puppies Ladies Eva Farris Wedge Sandals at Brantano £55

Hush Puppies

Blue Leather Beaded Sandals by New Look £19.99

New Look Sandals

White Leather Barely There Gold Strap Sandals by River Island £70

River Island Shoes

So what do you think? Great options right? Which is your favourite and why? Sound off in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

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