Meldy, you deffo earned that gin! Although like Daffs I wonder at how you could turn poor Podds out into the dark and, um, hot? I presume she was desperate to get home herself and have her own very well earned gin!
FarFar, you are a goddess to run in this weather!! Bliddy well done.
Spence, Miss Spence looked so beautiful. And with her arriving in an Aston Martin, it must have looked like something from one of those elegant films they used to make in the 1950's. Ahhhhh......
Daffs, glad to hear you're going to the clinic, seems like high time. Hope they can sort things out for you!
Sluggie, well remembered about the drought and its dire effects on the agricultural community. That was nasty. But this isn't a drought, just a heatwave. Up to now we have had a very wet year, so happily there is no shortage of water. Sounds like it's very hot with you too, and I guess it's that humid heat that we usually get in England, that always feels sticky? Ugh. If the cooling mat works, be sure to tell us about it.
Hot here too. It was still 26 at midnight, and just didn't cool down until, quite suddenly, at 6 am we had totally unpredicted thunder and short torrential downpour. It was lovely, the temp dropped to about 21 and gave us a chance to get some cool air into the house. But now the wind is like a hairdryer set on 'hot' and it's back to 36. Even Mr C is sitting inside. This is due to go on for another week or so; I am DEEPLY thankful not to be taking the tube in this!
Larry, how wonderful to have Holly and family with you. Enjoy every second of it!
Daffs, yep, the secret plan was to get into that lovely cold hose water myself It worked, too But how are you feeling now? Over the weekend between the cold and the fundament you were not a happy bunny---hope things are getting better.
Apparently this heat comes from the Sahara, and I believe it. It was 28 C at midnight; still 24 C at 4 am. But unexpectedly we had thunder and a bit of rain about 6 which cooled things off for a little while, long enough to open the house and get some fresh air through. As soon as the sun came out the temp shot up, of course, so we've closed up again. But sometimes when they get this weather system it also brings sand and even salamanders (they fall out of the sky!) so we're lucky it's just heat this time!
It\s 7.30 at night and still 36 C out there in the shade. When I came back to the car after shopping it was 45 in the sun. No running tomorrow. But I gave Monty a bath in the garden, and he quite enjoyed it
Oh Claire, I'm so sorry. It's horrible enough to read or hear about it when you don't know anyone, but if people from your own home are involved, it must make it feel much closer and more personal.
((((((Daffs)))))))) The midges and the coil on top of the cold must make your felicity complete, Daffs---I don't think. What a shame when you really should be basking in the glow of your success. Hope everything clears up quickly.