indian summer

At least that what the press called it. The last few days put Autumn on hold and we all (well the south/London part of the UK anyway) had an extended summer heatwave, a September Indian summer if you will. Why is it called ‘Indian summer’? I have no idea why but we are all suppose to feel like we’re in some Sahara desert surrounded by nothing but the burning heat of the sun and sand for miles around. Trust me during throughout this spurge of heat the past few days it really felt like that at time I was in the middle of a desert.  There’s hot weather and then there is scorching burning hot weather where you just melt like ice cream, it was naturally the latter.

Just when I thought I could breathe a little now September is here and I could finally enjoy autumn and cooler weather – nope naaaa wasn’t going to happen. Mother Nature (or at least I think it’s mother nature who control the weather, never thought about it before) had other plan. It felt like we turn back the clock and suddenly back in August or been transported to a far off desert.  I think it threw a lot of people all of a sudden. For example: A lot of coffee shops started to change their menu to the autumn/winter hot drink the beginning of September and didn’t plan on being inundated with so many creamy/cooler/frappa requests, come on we’re suppose to be in autumn now. One barista told that this heat completely thew them a little as they was jut getting rid of the summer menu stocks.

 Indian Summer

It completely thew me, I did not anticipate it to be so scorching hot.  I traveled up to central London during one of the day and my god it was hell. One word of advice, avoid the underground/tube during a heatwave. The air was horrible as it was so stuffy – claustrophobia stuffy – it felt hotter than a sauna. I took a journey in on the underground and then walked back to my train station as I did not want to suffer through that again.

I had people say to me that I should be enjoying this, I whined too much about the heat and I will regret it when it does get freezing temperature. My answer is I don’t think so as when It colder I get more motivated to do stuff – rather than in the heat where all I want to do is lie around and complain how hot I am. In the cooler season I feel more motivated to exercise (go to the gym), loose weight, go out and feel like I can actually breathe.

So the whole point of this post is for me to have a little moan and whinge about this bloody heat. To those who lives in other part of the UK where they wasn’t lucky enough to experience this Indian summer. Oh how I do envy you. I would like to point out that I only do well in the heat where there’s a pool nearby so I can dive in to cool down, naturally.

So tell me are you a hot weather person or prefer cooler weather, I can’t be the only scrooge around, could I?

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