I mean picnics, late night pub gardens, running through water fountains, eating outside, eating ice cream, playing catch, sunbathing, BBQ's, drying washing really fast, walking slowly and enjoying flowers/sights...all happen in the sun.
I love being able to leave my house without a coat/jumper and just knowing I'll be fine because it's a beautiful day. I enjoy wearing shorts (although it does mean more effort in the shaving/epilating dept.) and just love being able to dress casually (or more casually than normal).
However, today I was exposed to some of the downsides of hot weather. This week is the last week my team and I are taking part in our normal timetable and so we decided to enjoy a lunch in the park in the sun. There was a primary school holding a sports day in the middle of the main grass area but there was loads of space around them and some trees for shade so we sat down half in the shade, half in the sun. Loads of members of the public had done similar but as I gazed around there were some pretty shocking examples of over exposure...especially considering there were young children around!
So there were a number of women just wearing bikini's (like string bikini's, the ones that are pretty skimpy) and there was one gentleman in particular who was wearing nothing apart from a TINY pair of shorts which left little to the imagination.
Now I think that is really weird! Why would you go get semi naked in a really public place?! Ok now I realise that people do that at the beach and at a pool...but it is expected there! It would be strange for people to go to a beach and keep clothes on. But parks are different. Parks are for picnicking in and for strolling through...not exposing practically your entire body!
Is it just a London thing? Am I being too prudish about this? Blog readers...please tell me.