My mother once told me that if she ever got too feathery to explain what she’d want, she would just like to sit with her back to the sun.
I’ve inherited her sun-seeking tendencies, though wisdom born of experience and some minor skin cancers have persuaded me to slip, slop slap and seek shade during the burniest time of day if I’m outside.
The sun-seeker in me also guided the plans when we did house alterations.
Like with many of our home’s vintage, bedrooms got sun all day and the living area didn’t. Now, thanks to a redesign, if there’s sun, we’ll get it somewhere in the living room.
Even if there’s no sun, thanks to good insulation, double glazing and heating we’re still warm and I”m very grateful for that.