Wednesday Thoughts: 25th July

I’m afraid my walk thoughts will have to wait until tonight as I didn’t wake up until after 8 (no chocolate ads please)
I went to bed exhausted last night, only to wake at 1.50am, but went straight back to sleep. Even Maggie didn’t stir until I did this morning.

I remember the summer of 1976, the hottest on record at the time. I was in a caravan with the fiancΓ©-ex-husband-to-be and it was sweltering, but nothing like this. We Brits just aren’t used to it, however, at least there is a slight breeze today.

Today and tomorrow are warned as being the hottest days of the year, and with the temperature already at 22ΒΊ , it is just too hot to go out now so we’ll have our long walk this evening before bedtime.
Yet another day of staying indoors and trying to keep cool. Poor Maggie is feeling it worst, and being black, can get no respite, so is restless unless she’s managed to find somewhere cool enough to sleep.

The garden is shrivelling, so I’ve been outside with the hose. Just the sound of the water spray is refreshing, and no doubt the roses and veg crops relished their shower.
Despite our extra wash loads and showers, our utility readings are on a par with our budget, so that at least is a blessing.

We have a new invasion now of thunderbugs, hundreds of little black flies driven in by the heat, attracted to sweaty skin and light colours. They are a pain, but we can deal with them. The citronella candles seem to be working and we are hoovering up corpses from the window sills every day. As for the other, we’re getting there.


About pensitivity101

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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21 Responses to Wednesday Thoughts: 25th July

  1. scifihammy says:

    Yes I do remember the summer of ’76. It was sweltering up in Yorkshire too.
    Is there a breeze at the beach? It is one place here where we can always cool down a bit. πŸ™‚

    • The breeze will come in off the water, but the sand and pavements are so hot, Maggie would burn her feet. We’ve moved our chairs and her cushion away from the window and out of the direct sun.

  2. If it isn’t one bug it’s another. We had some teeny tiny red ants on the second floor munching in Mollie’s food dish. Yikes!

  3. Did you type that right? I believe 22 Celsius equals 71.6 Fahrenheit, which is quite comfortable, at least to me. Are your temps normally lower than ours? Our temps have been hovering around 86-88 Fahrenheit, which is really tough to take, especially on humid days. But at least it’s not 115 Fahrenheit like my niece in Arizona is experiencing.

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