Typical heatwave

According to the radio, we’re in for a heatwave.
Yep. We had one glorious day over the weekend, and it’s time to put the thermals away and get the bikinis out. I haven’t figured out where the heavy frost fits in yet.

heatwaveAs the sun blazes in over my left shoulder (it’s 5.25pm and we have some FABULOUS sunsets here) , I can’t see my screen for dazzleness and I can feel my back toasting in the warm embrace of a ‘solar flare’.
This morning though, it was grey and overcast, but we went for our walk in the woods as planned. A nice long one today, and as we were going along, I started to get pretty hot.
Off came the woolly hat. I swear you could have seen steam and felt the heat blast.
It was no good, the thermal gloves came off next and were stuffed into my other pocket. My hips looked like chipmunk cheeks and the dog was getting all excited because the biscuit pocket was positively bulging.
chipmunkI was still sweating profusely some ten minutes later, so there was nothing for it but to unzip the coat. I wish I hadn’t worn my vest AND thick sweater today.
Feeling like I was doing a woodland striptease but without waving my clothes over my head and discarding everything behind me, we carried on.

We met up with one of our friends and were glad to see that they still had their golden retriever (think Doug from the animated movie UP) .  She was 11 in January and came bounding up to us all waggy tailed and grinning. The last time we’d seen them, she had been very tired and ploddy but we know she’s got lung problems so it was lovely to see her. We asked if she was allowed biscuits today, and before the answer was given she was literally sitting on my foot with her paw poised.
After chatting for about 5 minutes, we continued on our way.

A couple we didn’t know with a toffee brown minature King Charles spaniel on a lead were coming towards us. We exchanged a joke about dog behaviour and stopped for some fuss. The pup was only 10 months old and they were anxious about letting him off as they were afraid he might chase a squirrel or something and get lost. We suggested a couple of recall training tips that had worked for us and they said they’d give them a try.
Everyone was friendly and more biscuits were offered and munched. I was an instant ‘hit’ and no doubt the pup will remember me next time.
Leaving them, we noticed the wind had come up and it was getting a little chilly. Time to do my striptease in reverse.

This afternoon, the sun came out. It was glorious, just like it had been on Sunday.
We thought it was too nice to have a short walk, so decided to go back out to the river.
By the time we got there, the sun had gone in, but it was still warm, though we kept out of the wind by doing yesterday’s route in reverse.
We saw the white heron again,
heronand today two ducks were swimming happily in the pool by the bullrushes.
It was otherwise quiet.
When we got back to the car, another vehicle was parked alongside us, its occupant a lone female.
We were grateful she wasn’t blasting the estuary with boom music.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Typical heatwave

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    That chipmunk is hilarious!

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