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This hot weather which describes you?

fluffycat
fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering

This hot weather which describes you? 6 votes

Leave house before bed ?
16% 1 vote
Leave house in morning ?
16% 1 vote
Mix of AM / PM ?
66% 4 votes

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  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    I don't know if better in the evening or morning to venture out. (Evening has advantage of sun down though, Morning sun soon rises, lately)






  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,704 Disability Gamechanger
    Is there an option for not leaving the house at all until September?  :D

    This heat really isn't for me, but my other problems dictate the times I can go out.  At the moment, we're still getting a nice cool breeze in the evening, which is nicer indoors but I can't get out then.  The sun rises too early to get anything done while it's still cool in the morning though!  
  • LadyL
    LadyL Member Posts: 46 Connected
    During the hot weather, mostly I'd only leave the house when I had to, unless there was a good reason I wanted to, of course. 😅

    Hot weather doesn't suit me at all unfortunately, as it makes my joints swell (RA-related). Also, I suffer from hayfever and really don't like bugs. 😓

    So if I had to or wanted to, and had a choice when to go out, it would probably be early morning before lunch-time (before the heat and pollen gets worse) or in the evening when it is a bit cooler outside.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    If I went out I’d go in the evening definitely. 
    Although today I have to go out with a friend to walk his elderly dog in the late afternoon. Not looking forward to it frankly, but I’ll wear my Clint Eastwood hat and try to look cool at least...

    Every year without fail Christmas gives me an all over warm glow... yep, faulty tree lights.


  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    @leeCal

    Some people use normal black or colourful brollies to shield partly from the sun, whilst on the go.

    Not been sweating for ages so that might be the crux of hot weather making feel worse. (Humid)


  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    That’s a good idea, I hadn’t thought of using my brolly, @fluffycat, that’s lateral thinking 🤔 

    Every year without fail Christmas gives me an all over warm glow... yep, faulty tree lights.


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,719

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    I prefer heading out in the late afternoon or early evening usually @fluffycat, but I'm not much of an early riser!
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,939 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not enjoying the heat my bungalow retains the heat 

    I have to have curtains and blinds closed due to my sight issues and going out in the bright light is horrendous 

    But got to go out today in middle of mid day sun to take toby for appt to have his toe nail removed 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    @Tori_Scope

    The sun doesn't go to bed until about 9 or 10pm and awakens around 6 or 7 am so have to get out then, else makes feel weary. (though if cloudy can be different)

    Can feel like a huge welcome little fridge in the early hours until re-enter my house and like a greenhouse inside!!!



  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,704 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    If I went out I’d go in the evening definitely. 
    Although today I have to go out with a friend to walk his elderly dog in the late afternoon. Not looking forward to it frankly, but I’ll wear my Clint Eastwood hat and try to look cool at least...
    I've been trying to choose a suitable sun hat...  Trouble is I want something with a wide enough brim to cover my neck and face...but also a small enough brim that it won't get in the way getting in the car or dodging branches (I try to keep shaded under trees wherever possible).  Not sure there's a workable compromise!
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    @janer1967

    Annoying when buildings n pavements etc. retain the heat!!

    Hopeful toenail and afternoon venture go without a hitch 
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,704 Disability Gamechanger
    fluffycat said:
    @OverlyAnxious

    Straw hat any good? 
    That's what I was thinking but then read straw hats aren't actually very good in the sun, all the gaps between the straw lets the UV through... 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 9
    @OverlyAnxious there are sea grass ones on amazon which might suit? Very light but effective, approx £12-15. 

    Youre right though they do have small small gaps in them. 😕

    Every year without fail Christmas gives me an all over warm glow... yep, faulty tree lights.


  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    @leeCal

    Cocktail hat? (like in Bfst @ Tiff)
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,800 Disability Gamechanger
    I just go out whenever and try to appreciate whatever the weather happens to be at that point in time. :)

    If I lived somewhere like Canada or Saudi Arabia with extreme cold or heat then maybe some planning would be required but I find this country quite "average" in terms of weather, never really hot or cold.

    I'm lucky though in that I don't have any conditions that are negatively affected by heat. I have sympathy with people whose conditions are made worse when it's hot.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Phew 😅 survived the dog walk!
    i say walk, my elderly friend has a walker on wheels and he put the elderly terrier in the shopping bag on the walker because her paws were getting too hot on the pavements. No room for me too! 

    My first and probably only walk this week. 😐

    Every year without fail Christmas gives me an all over warm glow... yep, faulty tree lights.


  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Love the sunny weather 😎
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Today its raining here but lovely weather yesterday 

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