Why Summer Is NOT My Favourite Season

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Everyone seems to have been raving over the past few weeks about how great the summer is, and while I am happy the sunshine is making an appearance, and it is much better than the depths of winter, there are loads of things I don’t really like about summer.

I can’t get comfortable in bed

I love to snuggle under the duvet but in the summer it’s goodbye snuggly duvet and hello constant tossing and turning to find an angle where you don’t boil like a fly under a magnifying glass. I think maybe I’ll open the window but no then there’s noise from the roads outside or bugs gets in. Maybe I’ll use a fan but no it’s too noisy. There’s no win solution to this.

You shouldn’t wear black

Black is pretty much a large staple of my wardrobe from black jeans to black tops and cardigans but when the weather gets warmer I get asked on constant occasions ‘aren’t you hot in that?’ just because I’m still in black. I don’t like a lot of colour and I don’t suit it so let’s just get ready to sizzle on the odd occasions that the sun is hot enough. This leads me onto my next point….

Dressing for summer is hard

I don’t really care what others think but I personally don’t like the way the tops of my arms or legs look so tend to cover them up which can be pretty tricky in summer. No, I don’t wear shorts, I’ll opt for cut off jeans or below knee length ones. If I wear a vest/ short sleeved top I will wear a kimono or some form of jacket to cover my arms. And no I don’t tend to go bare legged (come on chaffing isn’t pleasant) and will opt for thin tights. It’s bloody hard to dress for the sunshine when you’re used to layers and warm clothing.

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I lose all sense of what time it is because it’s always light

Now I do love that it is lighter and I come out of work when the sun is still shining but I tend to lose all sense of time during the summer, esp those days when it’s 9pm and still light outside. My entire body clock is so rubbish as it is that when I lose sense of time I could well be eating dinner at 10pm and heading to bed past midnight.

The whole world decides it needs to be outside

Now I’m not a social hermit, I love going out and seeing friends/ doing things but sometimes it’s nice to stay in. After a long day of work in the Winter I’d change in my PJ’s and watch a movie snuggled up on the sofa, yet in the summer everyone wants to do something like heading to the park, BBQ’s, pub gardens, you name it. Yes these things are all fun but not every single flipping day of sunshine.

I’m reminded how badly I am doing with dieting

With less layers to hide behind and more flesh on show, the summer is the time that I am reminded that my diet isn’t going well, I am not the body shape I want to be and I’m just not happy. I diet and want to lose weight for myself, not for anyone else, or to what my ‘body ideal’ should be. About three years ago I lost four stone and felt so great about myself and looked the best I ever had but since then I’ve put it all back on and I know I can get back but it’s proving a lot harder than I thought.

Is summer your favourite season?

May 27, 2016
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  • I always thought I loved summer until reading this. I agree with everything you have said! hehehe

  • Ugh, summer is the worst! I like spring and autumn, because you often get nice sunny days that don’t kill you with the heat. I live in Australia and I don’t have aircon, and when it hits over 40°c you can’t do annnnything!

  • Natasha Mairs

    I do love summer. I suffer with depression and the sunshine and lighter nights do help a lot. But I also hate chaffing and looking fat in my clothes. And hate all the bugs!

  • I am with you on this – I am not a fan of a lot of things about summer, though the more light is definitely a good thing. x

  • Laura

    I love summer but I actually prefer spring. Either way the light days and nights are absolutely fabulous for my state of mind! xxx

  • Things Sarah Loves

    HAHA YES! I’ve been waiting for a post like this because I’m not a huge fan of the summer either. Sunshine and I just don’t get along!

  • Jessica

    I can feel every word here though I am happy to see people taking a sip of coffee outside or doing BBQ in the balcony. Summer and I just don’t work together well, especially in time senses.

  • sarah Lea

    Oh I agree 100% with this post. Although, I do like being outside and I do like summer, I just don’t like the heat. I can never dress accordingly and most of my clothes are also black, or dark grey! Neither are good to wear in the heat. I can never get comfortable in bed either but I don’t mind the light nights.. To an extent! Great post. xx

  • Rosana McPhee

    I have to agree with some of it. But I still wear black, after all in this country we have days of Summer… R

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I must prefer winter – I would just love some snow!!!

  • Oh no hun don’t worry about your body hang ups I am sure you look great! I love the summer because I prefer the sun but I like it to be a bit breezy because the sun can be overbearing!

  • Jo Smith

    Reading this was like speaking aloud. I hear you and I so, so agree with you on every level. I get nervous having to go out without a jacket or coat on but if I do, I get a dripping wet face or back. Oh I much prefer cold! Easier to warm up than it is to cool down imo.

  • Ickle Pickle

    This made me smile – especially everyone needing to be outside! I happen to love whatever season we are in, which is quite good. I do hate cold wet days in the summer though, (Doesn’t everyone?) Kaz x

  • My fave reason was ‘the whole world decides to be outside’ – haha! I hate that too, everything gets busier!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I love summer and still wear black ha… I am not a fan of pastel colours x

  • I love summer and want it to be warm all the time. I am a summer baby so it’s a given for me but I can sympathise with you on the sleeping and losing track of time

  • I like summer but prefer Spring and Fall. I still wear black actually I wear black a lot although pink is my favorite color. The only thing that a downer in summer months is that due to the humidity my hair tends to frizz and curl up way too fast :-/

  • Hey! Summer’s not for everyone, but it is my season of choice! I actually love all the things you don’t like about summer! But I guess that’s what makes us all so unique and different. I have the hardest time adjusting to new seasons right when they start no matter which season it is though!

  • theCuriousPixie

    I know what you mean. They are many things we all complain about in the heat, but its the same when winter comes. There is no pleasing us is there.

  • MyLifeAsAMummy

    I agree with you on this. I hate summer. I get way too hot and then that starts off my headaches. I also hate my body so detest having to wear summer clothes.

    Laura X X x

  • I can relate to so many of these!! Especially the black clothes! Didn’t realise how much black pieces I have!. I have to admit, I don’t actually have a favourite season, I love them all for lots of different reasons. I think Autumn may be mine. I love the autumnal colours and a good chunky knit! xxx

  • EG Green

    Haha…I particularly enjoyed this because I live in a place where summer is pretty much the only season but women wear black all the time and you never really have to worry about what you’ll wear because you’re always covered up…Maybe you should consider a move to Saudi Arabia too :)

  • Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado

    There are some downsides to summer. Some of which you’ve already said. I look forward to the blue skies though and especially the opportunity to get to the beach.

  • Katrine

    I need to pass this on to a friend of mine – he has stated pretty much the same irritations to me recently 😉

  • This is funny. I’ve never really consider to have one season as favourite, but I do enjoy the freedoms summer allows us. Of course, the heat comes a little bit too much at times, but then cold shower 3 times a days does the job 😉

  • Eugenia Nazarova

    Ohh, I understand you….but I’m completely opposite – Summer is my favorite season, especially July (it’s my birthday haha) and warm weather and even heat make me happy!

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