Today is Wednesday 20th May

It is so hot here, even with the windows open, temperatures indoors are 22º C (71.6 F) in the lounge and 19º C (68.2 F) in the bedrooms.  Maggie has found a cool spot under the window where there is a gentle breeze .

We’ve been shopping in the opposite direction today, and once again the original Corsodyl is like hens teeth. I managed to get the final bottle in a major pharmacy chain, but it was more expensive than I’d usually pay. However, as cheaper alternatives defeat the object and bring Hubby’s mouth up in ulcers, I’d rather pay it than not have it. The Mint Brigade are standing in regimental rows on the shelves, so we have today sent an enquiry to the manufacturers to ask if it has been withdrawn or just a problem with supply.
We checked on Amazon which is out of stock and Ebay want £7.99 though they do have an unused item listed at £16.99 ( plus £3.75  p&p) for a bottle we pay less than £5 for.
Second word is off.

Still, it has been a good day as we stocked up with vitamins and a few more basics like washing up brushes! Yes, something else that is disappearing off the shelf not to be replaced, and has anyone seen any Knight’s Coal Tar soap anywhere? Sure I can buy the posh stuff, beauty ranges, deodorant soaps and the like, but all these, and even the Simple range react with Hubby which is why we stick with the KCT. Ho hum.
When we arrived in town we were one of three cars in the parking bays and few people were about. By the time we got back to the car after walking down the High Street (masked and gloved), there were queues outside all the banks, any shops that were open and every parking space was taken.

The grockles are here, the bermuda shorts, flip flops and vests are a clue, but the best was a car with two surf boards on the roof. Now tell me they were going shopping!

My lunch today is going to be a prawn salad with peppers, both of which I am waiting to defrost. It shouldn’t take long, then I can wrap myself round lettuce and all the trimmings to cool myself down and hopefully not invite water retention. Hubby got himself a chicken curry out of a tin and cooked up some rice, so he’s had his and thus keeping to his ‘dinner hour’ of between midday and 1pm.

It is really too hot to do anything, definitely too hot to walk the dog anywhere as the pavements will burn her feet. I’ve put ice in her water bowl which we’ll keep topped up, but I don’t expect her to eat very much today. She slept through until 5.30 this morning.
Our internet connection is up and down like a yo-yo on velcro which is going to prove very frustrating trying to get my challenges done.

On with the day then. Wishing you a lovely and relaxing one.
Keep safe everybody.

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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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32 Responses to Today is Wednesday 20th May

  1. Liz says:

    Yes, it’s definitely a hot day today. I have my windows open in my flat. I am feeling a brreze surprisingly.

  2. Hmmm…you think that’s hot? We keep our house at 71 degrees all winter and that’s with me wearing heavy sweatshirts and jeans. Our outdoor temp is ranging around your 22 and with a breeze, it’s not warm at all. You are way more hot blooded than I am! 🙂

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    Going up to 17 today so maybe spring is finally here. Not that I’m out that much these days. Of course with that comes allergy season and mine are acting up just with the windows and balcony door open. You can’t win.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I was going to say that I’d love a temperate day near 22C! It has been cold and rainy and I’m looking forward to the day it hits 27C…

    • too hot for me……………… last year the bedrooms were 24 degrees so we invested in a ceiling fan which was going all night, and helped the dog no end as she was finding it too hot to breathe without snuffling, bless her.

  5. It has been getting warmer (I’ve turned off the heat) but not as warm as usual. Then this morning I find it’s 53 degrees F (12 C) which is too cold for me. My knee (the ‘good’ one) is aching like a bad tooth. 😦 I’m going to have to turn the heat back on, because the boys are shivering. It rained like fury last night and is threatening to do so again right now. I’m not complaining about that..I hate the heat, but the cold causes a LOT more pain. You keep safe too sweetie! Pet Ms. Maggie for us and tell her hello! 🙂

    • It’s been beautiful today, and we;ve turned our heating off. Usually it gets switched off in March, but the weathers been so erratic! Know what you mean about the cold, it effects all three of us! Take care.

  6. John Holton says:

    The temperature here (Southeast US) during most of the summer (starting in mid-May and running througfh mid-October) is between 30 and 35 centigrade (85-95 Fahrenheit).

  7. Oh, Di, you really made me smile with your 22 degrees Celsius. Our temperatures exceed 40 degrees Celsius in mid summer and that can last through the night.

    • Guess I’m lucky then as quite a few people have commented that it’s not hot. I hate the heat, so 40 degrees would drain me. It got hot on the boat and I knew how baked beans felt in a saucepan. Nights were unbearable, even with the hatch and bow open. I’d be useless in the tropics and wilt!

      • I think we adapt to our environment, Di. My family visited the UK in April 2016 which is supposed to be spring. I packed long sleeve vests and jackets but I didn’t realise we needed our NOrth Pole clothing [giggle]. It snowed!

      • Ha! When we moved to Lincolnshire, we had snow in April (Easter 2008)! First time Maggie had seen it and she was not impressed I can tell you!
        You are right though, we do adapt, but I have never got on well with the heat.

  8. Your comment on being hot 71 degrees F. brought a smile t me as our springs are lucky to remain the high 60s. It is 51 right now and not expect above 60 degrees> It is overcast and has been rainy. The pollen count is again high and my allergies are acting up. Stay Safe.

    • Guess I’m lucky not to feel the cold so much, but it goes the other way too and I get hot and uncomfortable fairly quickly.

      • Like myself your harnoes are out line. I still have HOT FLASHES and recently freezing cold.

      • I can blame the hot flushes on my post cancer meds, but its rare I’m actually cold. I thought I;d seen the last of the menopause in 2010, but the meds brought it right back! Hubby says it’s great in the winter because he has a hot water bottle at night that never gets cold!
        Take care of yourselves.

  9. BriN says:

    Yess it really is becoming hot! But whoa is the sun really scorching at your place to burn your dog’s feet? Must be bad.

    Still, wouldn’t trade summer for anything! X

    • The pathways are very exposed and heat up quickly, especially as we have had several gloriously hot days in a row. She’s 15 so feels the heat anyway, not just on her pads, bless her.
      Just noticed your follow. Many thanks and welcome to my blog!

  10. Carol anne says:

    hi di. my internet is up and down also lately. Its such a pain. I cant do without it lol. I’m totally addicted and I need it to get through the day. I hope maggie is ok, give her pats and nitro sends woofs too. xoxo

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