5 things I miss

5 things I miss

If you know me, and know me well, you have picked up on the fact, that I am not a Summer person. I really love the whole concept, but I cannot take the heat. I feel like the only thing I do right now, is taking really cold showers.

This does not mean, that I did not long for summer, when it was snowing outside (2 months ago). Or missed it in the autumn, even though the autumn leaves were beautiful.

But since the heat came over us, here are the 5 things I miss the most:

  1. Being able to go outside. With no sunscreen. Without sweating like a pig. Do not get me wrong, I love wearing my Summer dresses, but in this heat, even the smallest and lightest Summer dress is too much fabric. And sunscreen, even the amazing expensive one, is sticky. And greasy.
  2. Coffee!! I love coffee, but it is not the same in the heat. It does not taste as good. And even though ice coffee is amazing, it does not give me the same pleasure as normal coffee does.
  3. I know it sounds weird, but I really love rain. Especially in the Summer. Summer rain is the best, mostly because it is the only rain, that you long for. And I do not even use an umbrella (unless I am going out).
  4. I love my sneakers. And for most of the year, it is all I wear. But summer heat you c***. My feet are smelly. And sweaty. And gross. If I wear my favourite shoes. Stupid sun.
  5. Mostly for everybody else’s sake. Because I am white. And you may think “I am pretty white too.” It may be true. But have you seen the picture of a beach that says: “Find the Irish girl.” Or something like that. She is almost the same colour as the sand. I am that white.

 

It is so typical. We miss the season we do not have. And never appreciate the one we have. But still, hope you guys enjoy the summer. I do. Cause I know, I am going to miss it, when the leaves turn orange.

Until next time.

Hugs

Birdie

How to survive the summer heat

06 05.06.16

“I am melting. Turn down the heat.”

As a child I had a toy snowman that said exactly those words when you pushed it. Right now it feels like words of wisdom.

I am melting. Even though Denmark is not that hot. I know. It is still spring, but outside it is about 28⁰C (82⁰ Fahrenheit). And our summer is usually that temperature. My white body cannot take the heat, or the sun for that matter. So what to do?

By the way, we do not have air conditioning in Denmark. Or we do, but only in malls, schools and hospitals etc.

So here are 5 tricks to survive:

  1. Water, water, water! You have heard this too much. But you need to stay hydrated, especially if you are going outside. Soda lollies are also a great way to stay hydrated, if you ask me.
  2. Are you thinking about going outside? In this heat? As a really white woman, I become a lobster without sunscreen (and I am kind of allergic to the sun). So I found the best one, P20 Riemann. I know it is expensive, but it’s worth every penny.
  3. Flaunt your new bathing suit, bikini or whatever you wear at the beach. It is socially acceptable even if you are not at the beach. Because of the heat, you can even enjoy your bikini sitting in the shadows.
  4. Take a long and cold bath. If you like. But if you just want to stay cool, place a cold water bottle on your wrists or on the back of your neck. The skin is thin there, so it cools down your body.
  5. Your clothes matter. I love black, and I wear it most of the summer (white is not my colour). But I never wear anything heavier that cotton. And two of my skirts are almost see through.

Hope you found this helpful. And do not melt in the summer heat. Until next time.

Hugs

Birdie