Message posted by michhelaki on 23 April 2004 at 8:15pm - IP Logged
for anybody coming to corfu i would just like to stress the importance of taking care in the sun! Today i decided to sit outside for a short while and fell asleep in the sun, im now suffering!!! painful sunburn , dizziness and generally feeling very ill!! i was out only for about an hour AND I WAS WEARING FACTOR 15!!! very glad im not working yet , not only because i feel ill but i also look like a tomato! just thought id share this with everyone as sunstroke+sunburn can really spoil your holidays. I WILL NOT BE SUNBATHING TOMORROW!
Firstly, i do hope you are feeling better shortly, secondly, what a good topic to talk about as the holidays are getting nearer. You must all remember that you should always wear a high protection factor sun cream, and re-apply religiously, drink plenty of water too, also remember that you do not just get burned when the sun is out!!!! even if it is overcast and windy you can get badly burned, so beware.
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 23 April 2004 at 9:53pm - IP Logged
And not just on Corfu. My children having done a sponsored walk around the school field today look decidedly pink in the face. I never thought about suncream because it never occurred to me that it might be that hot!
Hope you feel better soon Michelaki,
Message posted by michhelaki on 24 April 2004 at 8:14am - IP Logged
feeling much better today , just a bit sore. quite right about water , last summer i drank 4 large bottles in 5 hours everyday when working and my job in a mini market isnt exactly difficult. the dizziness yesterday was much worse than the sunburn so dehydration was obviously the cause. i wont forget to water myself again!
PS. i always used to get prickly heat in the sun in the uk but never ever here.....anyone explain that?
Message posted by MartynG on 24 April 2004 at 11:15am - IP Logged
This reminds me of our first visit in 1985. A group of lads fell asleep on the beech for almost a whole day. Afterwards they had to keep in doors for the rest of the first week and were ultimately repatriated - at their own cost as their insurance didn't cover sunburn!!
Message posted by sixpackpieman on 24 April 2004 at 12:01pm - IP Logged
At this moment in time it is 18 degrees in corfu!!
In leeds it's 22!!!!!!
All the neighbours are out cutting grass/washing cars.
Make the most of it all you in the Uk, cos you all know this is the only sun we get here LOL
Message posted by planetolivewood on 24 April 2004 at 10:29pm - IP Logged
michhelaki - you get no sympathy from me I'm afraid - you live here and should know better
Steve - Lucky so-and-so LOL Yeah it may have been 18 degrees here but I haven't seen the sun all day ! It's been overcast and we have just had a shower in Acharavi. Thunder forecast for Sunday and I see the UK has a good forecast for Sunday Never mind, good weather for the bar business !
Remember all - a tan acquired slowly will last longest. Use the high stuff, especially at the start of the holiday. I really feel for some folk I see that get burned badly and have their hols spoilt - not fair - especially when it's so easy to avoid. Oh - and drink plenty of water during the day - you can switch to "evening water" come sundown - these days it comes from a brown bottle with a name label. I think it beging with A and ends with L and there may be "mste" in the middle !
Message posted by Stuart on 24 April 2004 at 10:32pm - IP Logged
I remember when my brother got married - on the first day of his honeymoon, he fell asleep on the beach and got very badly burnt. Of course, this meant that the usual honeymoon frolics were definitely off the cards!!
He then spent the next 2 years trying to live down the embarrassment as my sister-in-law made sure that all of his drinking buddies knew about it.
Message posted by michhelaki on 24 April 2004 at 10:46pm - IP Logged
well kev, i was unfortunate enough to FALL ASLEEP in the sun and that could happen to you as well you cheeky monkey! at least ive got a lovely tan now for the start of season! i saw you yesterday + you have not YOURE QUITE RIGHT THOUGH, IVE LEARNT MY LESSON!
Message posted by planetolivewood on 24 April 2004 at 10:57pm - IP Logged
Next time you see me "SAY HELLO" - You must have time on your hands to fall asleep in the sun LOL ! My tan is getting there SLOWLY and I am hoping for some gentle sunshine in the next week to get it topped up - but I will be using some good protection. How comes you get time to sleep at this time of the year ???????
Message posted by michhelaki on 24 April 2004 at 11:03pm - IP Logged
i was with the coffee brigade so couldnt get away...sorry! anyway i like to lurk ha ha! my boss is busy painting the shop + so im keeping a low profile not to get dragged in! summer is my sleepy time, running around after a greek all winter is the work! and ive made sure i get 6 hours off in the afternoon this year for swimming etc!
Message posted by Roseanne on 25 April 2004 at 1:20am - IP Logged
Well nothing like that to bother us here in Scotland.The weather is still cold.
poor wee cold Roseanne!
Message posted by sidarigirl on 26 April 2004 at 9:36am - IP Logged
The weather here in Lincolnshire has been glorious all weekend. We are expecting 20° today but rain later in the afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky at the moment but its still early. Make the most of it I say as it isnt going to last. Pity I'm at work!
I was on Corfu last year with my husband and Nephew. We went the last week of May and the first 3 weeks in June. May was great, but June was BROILING! My aunt lives there and said that the weather we had was typical July / August weather. Needless to say, we didn't realize how strong the rays were and got burned good. Thinking that my greek heritage provided some sort of immunity from sunburn, I went without sunblock. BIG mistake. Lesson Learned? Make sure you use good sunblock and carry water with you at all times....even if you're just going for a walk.
A couple of girls got frazzled last year and used Kevs suggestion.
Malibu - Drank a bottle each and couldnt feel a thing. No pain at all.
Message posted by Corfoitbabe on 12 May 2004 at 10:07pm - IP Logged
well i also support planet olivewoods surgestion that tans do last longer if you do them slowly and as i have gcses coming up this year (yes i am a wee baby)my tan from the coming up hol is going to have to last around 18months-I am going to be so depressed on the plane home or am i the only one that gets really sad coming homeand about 3 weeks after it!!!
Message posted by frantoniamama on 12 May 2004 at 10:16pm - IP Logged
I too get depressed coming home from corfu! i stay like that for about 4-5 weeks, and i cant eat anything or sleep either, i dont even talk to my family much,they may say thats a bonus though lol so i do know how you feel!!
Message posted by superman (The Beach - Moderator) on 27 May 2004 at 3:39pm - IP Logged
My Wife is the same. She spends most of the last day in tears!
Message posted by Robin Hood on 27 May 2004 at 4:46pm - IP Logged
We are full of the joys of spring (or summer) on the way out, and through the holiday, come the day of return, I am, in particular, quiet as a mouse, even when we got back last year and it was still a glorious summer here, but not the same.
But I bounce back by collecting in the brochures, and organising the next one, and saving the funds for the next visit. Our group call me the organiser.
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