9 things most Irish folk are simply not prepared for with the constant sunshine
It's sunny. It's reasonably warm. And we need to make the most of it.
Yes, following an abnormally long and brutal winter - rays of light have made a reappearance in the sky.
Here are nine things we are totally unprepared for...
1. Just... The Sun
So bright. So blinding. So warm on our skin. So dreadfully unfamiliar. Not. Able.
2. The Sunburn
Sure, we'll be grand. It's not thaaaaat warm. Oh wait - we're sun-burnt. Yup, an innocent walk in those rays can be painful. Don't get caught out!
3. The need for a cider
You never really drink it normally on your nights out but all of a sudden beer gardens and Bulmers sound like heaven.
4. Lack of summer clothes
We spend so long huddled under blankets with 16 layers of clothing on that when the weather does get nice, we panic. Trip to Penneys to buy its entire section of tea-dresses? Check.
Road-trips = good, lack of air conditioning = bad.
With memories of asking the teachers if we can we take our lessons outside, it might be worth pulling a sickie if it's warm out. Your boss would surely understand anyway...
This 20C weather is completely alien to them. You'll see dogs flopping around, searching frantically for shade and jumping in random ponds.
Can be summed-up as thus: sunscreen, ice-cream, and naps.
9. Your skin
Maybe you've a dark complexion - maybe you're pale. And if it's the latter... well you'll be blinding your mates with the brilliant whiteness of your skin.