September 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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28 Comments
  • Serena
    September 16, 2016

    I do like hot weather but when it gets over 25 degrees it can be a bit unbearable. It’s horrible traveling on a stuffy train.

  • Christine Dodd
    September 16, 2016

    I prefer cooler weather being a freckly pale skinned woman. However, it does give me more chance to get the garden sorted when the weather is good.

  • Jenni
    September 16, 2016

    It has been very humid but I’m enjoying it while its here x

  • anonymous
    September 16, 2016

    I think “Indian Summer” is a racial slur. It probably means “false summer”, or in other words “Indians are liars”.

  • Nayna Kanabar
    September 16, 2016

    I am the opposite to you I like the hot weather and dread the long cold winters.

  • Anna Nuttall
    September 16, 2016

    Ohh errr I did not in any way mean it as a racial slur – just knew the wording from the british press.
    I feel bad for not knewing that. xx

  • Katy Stevens
    September 17, 2016

    I’m not a fan of the heat – Winter is my favourite! I say that all year round too – not just in Summer!

  • anonymous
    September 17, 2016

    You can’t know everything. I should say that I haven’t actually done any serious research, it’s just a strong impression that I get. In other words, I strongly suspect that the term originated in America during the early history of America.

  • Anna Nuttall
    September 17, 2016

    That is really interesting, I would have thought the words orignate from India. I don’t think anyone really knows…

  • Rachel
    September 17, 2016

    I can’t decide whether I’m a hot or cold person. I complain when I’m hot and complain when I’m cold. I am really excited about Autumn and Winter though so get wrapped up in jumpers! xo

  • anonymous
    September 17, 2016

    Any phrase or term that includes a reference to a group of people is probably derogatory. For instance, the phrase “welch on a bet” is probably derogatory because it implies an association with an ethnic group. And likewise, “Indian Summer” implies a racial affiliation. As a general rule, it’s probably best to avoid these kinds of associations.

  • Ashley Beolens
    September 18, 2016

    I don’t believe the etymology of the term is fully know, a quick google tells us it most likely refers to warm hazy days when Indians (Native Americans) hunted, not sure there are any links to racial slurs

  • Anna Nuttall
    September 18, 2016

    Thank you, That what I discovered when I did a quick Google search. I also see no indication to racial slurs.

  • Fashion and Style Police
    September 18, 2016

    It feels like summer all over again. Lol.

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    September 18, 2016

    I have quite enjoyed the extra warm weather it meant I could have a bit more fun out and about with the kids.

  • fashion-mommy
    September 18, 2016

    Hot weather person totally, I will moan like this the minute the dark nights draw in and the sunshine disappears!

  • Baby Isabella
    September 18, 2016

    We’re really looking forward to Autumn and the hot weather this weekend really threw us! Don’t know what to wear these days!! Coat, no coat, shorts or jeans! It’s crazy!

  • Zoe
    September 18, 2016

    It’s been very humid hasn’t it?
    I like the dry weather and the sunshine but too hot and I cannot cope.

  • Rhian Westbury
    September 19, 2016

    I am actually done with the summer. Autumn is my favourite season and I can’t wait for it to get just a little bit cooler. I want candles, hot chocolates, scarves and jumpers x

  • Katy Stevens
    September 19, 2016

    I LOVE the cold weather and i’m not one of those people who changes their mind based on the season!

  • Jemma
    September 19, 2016

    I quite liked the extra days of summer. I’m ready for autumn now though.

  • Annie B
    September 19, 2016

    Not sure if anyone mentioned it but those photos are beautiful!

  • WhatLauraLoves
    September 20, 2016

    I much prefer warmer days, light mornings and lighter evenings but I’m really looking forward to autumn fashion! xxx

  • Charlotte Braithwaite
    September 20, 2016

    Give me an Indian summer any day.. Actually give me an Indian Spring, Summer,Autumn & Winter (OK asking for a bit too much now init)
    Yep I would never travel up to central London on any summer day unless I really had too – its a nightmare. Im lucky to even go to the corner shop LOL
    Great pist hun
    Charlotte x

  • Jessica
    September 20, 2016

    I prefer cool weather though I struggled when I first move from tropical country to a 4-season country. But for hiking stuff, warmers days are definitely my top bet.

  • Kira
    September 20, 2016

    I like having hot weather when we should do, during summer, instead of at random times like now when we’re ready for autumn. But considering we’ve barely had a summer at all this year, I’ve been loving the hot weather!

  • Life as Mum
    September 20, 2016

    I really struggle with hot weather! I visited Thailand last year for three weeks and the heat was so hot!

  • Daniella Keating
    October 2, 2016

    It has been so hot lately! I’m excited for colder weather and blanket scarfs.

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