Keeping Cool – Quick Five!
Posted by Anna Sugden Aug 22 2012, 1:41 am
It’s been a strange summer for us, weather-wise, here in England. a few glorious weeks, followed by endless rain. At one point it was so cold at night, we had to put the heating back on!
For the past few days, it’s been scorching hot. Lovely to see the sun and bask in the heat, but a little tricky having such high temps when there is no air conditioning! Especially, trying to sleep at night. Did I mention we also don’t have screens on our windows? So opening them is great, but you do tend to get the bugs in! And, fans are so noisy. What to do?
Now, as a nation we can tell you how to deal with cold – though obviously we’re not the experts as we don’t often have it REALLY cold and snow doesn’t fall two foot deep in September and last for six months. We can tell you how to deal with wet/damp and chilly – though it doesn’t rain as much as people would have you believe. At least, not in a normal year!
But when it comes to temperatures in the 80′s and 90′s, we just can’t cope! I thought it would be fun to ask all of you about keeping cool with a Quick Five – so please share …
1. Tips for keeping cool at night if there’s no air-con?
2. Favourite cooling drink?
3. Favourite cool food?
4. Do you kit up (shades, hat, cover-up) or do you strip off (sun-screen and as little as possible – shades optional)?
5. Favourite ice cream flavour (well, what’s more fun on a hot day than ice cream? *g*)?
As a special thank you, I’ll give one lucky commenter an official London 2012 Olympics pin. These have pretty much sold out across the country and are now collector’s items!
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