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13 Jan

The best and worst things about summer

Life is divided into two seasons: Summer and Depression. That’s it.

I absolutely love living in Cape Town, summer is a special kind of dazzling here. But even I have to admit that summer has its downsides too.

I made a list of the best and worst things about my favourite season, here you go.


1. Longer days

After a long winter of having to rush to get everything done by 17h00, NOTHING beats coming back from work and still seeing some sunlight in your house. What shall I do with this extra time?

a. Take over the world?

b. Go for a walk?

c. Take my clothes off and watch series in the nude?

The options are endless.

2. Breezy clothes

In winter I have to get up half an hour earlier, because it takes me forever to put on the 90 layers of clothing I require to stay warm. And even when I’m dressed like Kenny, I am still SUPER cold.

In summer I wake up, put on a sundress and head off to work. Done. The only thing I really have to worry about putting on is deodorant…

3. More options for going out

Here’s a list of things you can do in winter:

a. Nothing

b. Nothing

c. Nothing

Here’s a list of things you can do in summer:


4. Holiday season

‘Tis the season to take all your leave. Bye, bitches!

5. The beach

I love nothing quite like I love going to the beach. Swimming, reading, tanning, accidentally flashing unsuspecting bystanders while frolicking in the waves… The beach is AMAZING.


1. Sweaty hands

Oh hi, it’s nice to meet you. Can we fist bump instead of shaking hands? Dankie.

2. Arctic Office

Look, I am all for aircons in summer. But I don’t want to get frostbite at my desk. Every office has that one Yeti who insists on blasting the aircon on arctic frost. Nee jisou man.

3. Mosquitoes, Christmas Beetles, Moths

Moths were sent to earth from the darkest pits of hell to eat our souls. #Fact

4. Mountain fires

Eish, nee… This is one of the worst things about summer.

5. Stanky armpits

What’s worse than a stanky armpit? 50 Stanky armpits on a bus/train.

(6. And just for Capetonians: THE WIND)

Yes, we have the beach and all the best summer hangout spots, but we also have THE SOUTH EASTER FROM HELL.

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  • Amy Brown

    Moths. I actually can’t hey. It’s called Mottephobia. Did you know? Sis.

    January 13, 2016 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Liezel Malherbe

    Love summer but this wind is blowing up new levels of aggression. Swim? Can’t. Jog? Can’t. Oh no, it’s off to the sweaty gym to spend mooooore time indoors. And don’t even get me started on that mythical thing called sleeping. Don’t even think of opening a window, it will blow right off. Now that the rant is finished, I love Cape Town. 😉

    January 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • Emma


    January 14, 2016 at 6:36 am Reply

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