Happy Solstice Day everyone! As today marks the astronomical first day of summer, I’d like to pose the following question for you:
Some like it hot, but are you ‘too cool for school’…?
The heatwave may be over for now, but with the Met Office forecasting higher than average temperatures for July, what do you do to keep cool when the temperature rises, at home or on holiday?
If you’re anything like me, you wait all year for shorts and t-shirt weather, then when it arrives, complain you’re too hot!
Do you enjoy a heatwave or do you actually prefer our typically mild summer weather?
Here are some of my personal favourite tips for keeping cool in hot weather:
When I lived in France, in summer everyone would close their shutters during the day. Closing the curtains during the day will also help to block out the sunlight from heating up the room. Then open the windows at night to allow the air in your home to circulate.
Get rid of your duvet and just sleep under the duvet cover instead.
Drink a mix of crushed ice and water, make your own ice lollies with fruit juice, or even try frozen fruit.
What do you look forward to most about the British summer particularly, whether that’s events, recipes, turning up that Wham song on the radio about ‘fun and sunshine’ and drinks being free… or in general, British summer life? Maybe you have a favourite summer song?
Feel free to share your favourite things about summer here, and any tips you may have for cool refreshment!