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I don't really 'do' summer. It's definitely NOT my favourite season. Oh sure, I like the long, bright days well enough. And give me a summer breeze and a temp that's in the low seventies and I can just about cope... but when the mercury starts to climb, my life and my mood start to go in the opposite direction.

The summer heat saps my energy and my patience. While the rest of the population heads for the beach and the back garden, I'm headed indoors as fast as my energy-depleted leg muscles can carry me.

I blame my Irish ancestry for most of my heat-related challenges. My pale Irish skin burns easily and the layers of sunscreen that I have to use to protect it feel greasy and cloying. And don't get me started on the sweatiness...

I hate feeling hot and sweaty!!!!! I hate the feeling of my clothes sticking to me! And I hate the fact that I can't get a good night's sleep! We're not big on air conditioning here in the UK. Our weather probably doesn't warrant it for most of the year but, when the heat hits, we have to resort to messing about with noisy fans and open windows and the sanctuary of an air-conditioned car.

However, even though my energy for doing most things is practically non-existent at the moment, I take comfort from the fact that summer is halfway over, autumn will soon be on its way and the later months of the year are always much more fun for me. And, whilst I'm lying around on the couch, trying to keep cool, I can still use my trusty laptop and, yesterday, I felt inspired to make some social media graphics with a summery theme.

Here's a couple of them. Hope you like them (and feel free to share them on your social media sites)...


Tom Sightings

Me, I prefer the warmer weather. But now I finally understand why some people don't retire to Florida or Arizona, they retire to Maine ... or Ireland, for that matter.

Ann Harrison

Hi Tom, Nice to 'see' you again! I once went to Florida in July - I was 20 years younger and a bit more tolerant of the heat then but nowadays, it would be my idea of hell. I can understand why 'snowbirds' fly back up North during the summer months!
Thanks for stopping by.

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