Today is Thursday 25th June

and the heat continues.
The temperature in the bedroom at midnight was 22º C (71.6 F) and that was with the fan on and windows open. At the moment indoors it’s 24º C (75.2 F) and it’s only 9.30.

We’ve been up since half 7, had showers and breakfast, then Hubby cut both front and back lawns before the heat really takes over the day. He needed another shower when he’d finished as he was melting.
The washing’s out on the line and we are now going to do absolutely NOTHING for the rest of the day. It’s just too hot and the fan is going in the lounge which gets the sun all morning so the blinds are closed though the windows are open.

The temperature is not the only thing going up.
Both of us have had weight gains, Hubby three pounds and me two, so I have until Monday to lose it and get back in target.  I have some salad stuff left in the fridge for me today and Hubby has been given a breakfast bun by our neighbour as she promised she’d get him one next time she went shopping. You do it in the microwave for about 60 seconds and it’s like a big mac without the gunge and lettuce. He’s looking forward to it.
We were pleased our neighbour had gone out as she has become a bit of a recluse. The lockdown and self imposed isolating has hit her hard and she is now afraid to go out.
She went up early as the Co-Op opens at 7am and there are very few customers then. She doesn’t shop anywhere else and is home after about half an hour. We still offer to do the bulky or heavy stuff when we do ours.

Thank you our caring Government for your misleading ‘guidelines’ which have affected perfectly able bodied septuagenarians and turned them into nervous quivering wrecks.

We have managed to get her to converse at the gate or over the fence though and on two occasions this past week she has accepted our invitation to come in for a cup of tea. I have suggested she come with me when I walk the dog, or if she felt up to going for a walk to let me know and I’d go with her if she wanted company. I’m not pushing it though as she has to do it on her own terms, but it is concerning us greatly and I am glad our little teas on the drive worked when they did. I have sent text messages every day since the lockdown to let her know she’s not on her own and we’re here if she needs us. Her family and friends have also been in contact with her on a regular basis and I’m sure that has also helped to a degree, but living on her own has been difficult.

By all accounts, the beach isn’t too packed at the moment, though the sizzling human sausages were toasting on the sand when Hubby stretched his legs (without the dog as the pavements were too hot) and walked up to the prom yesterday.
I took this picture of the heat shimmer two years ago.

We have heard that another goose in the park has died, and the one surviving gosling from a late brood was looking poorly. It is believed that because the water level in the lake is so low, the birds have been upending to feed and possibly choking on the green algae at the bottom which wasn’t completely cleared by the contractors last year. The council are supposed to be filling the lake today.

Well, it’s taken me an hour to write this post so I’m going to put the kettle on and settle down to the blogging challenges that come in today.
Take care and keep safe everyone.


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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35 Responses to Today is Thursday 25th June

  1. Liz says:

    It makes you wonder just how many more are affected like your neighbour. I still won’t walk into my town centre. One day I will have to, when library opens to take a book back.
    I walk to and from work still and grocery shopping. That’s it.

    • She was a avid walker and would take the bus for field trips as she didn’t drive. Now she is afraid to go beyond her front gate, and if she does, it’s for a minimal time.
      We are sure she is not alone, but honestly believed that because she was 70, she had to stay indoors/within her home boundary.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    You and your hubby are so wonderfully kind to your neighbour. I’m sure it is a great comfort to her family that you are there for her. Good that you’re staying in today. Stay cool. Btw, I had a neighbour years ago who walked around his apartment starkers all the time and also never closed his drapes. My kitchen, living room, dining area windows faced his so it was pretty hard to avoid unless I kept my shutters completely closed and lived in the dark.

  3. Sleeping temps of 71F aren’t bad for us but we like it much warmer than you do. As for the weight gain, sometimes we retain water (at least I do) during the summer. So let’s call it water weight. Maybe you need a good pee (which won’t happen until the temps drop!). I can relate to your neighbor. I don’t think I have to stay in but I’m sometimes reluctant to go shopping for something I need. I was congratulating myself as this week I finally went to our local big box shoe store to pick up sneaker socks. With all the walking I do, the old ones are wearing out. New ones have put a new bounce in my step. The store wasn’t crowded at all and they were sanitizing between customers. I felt safe.

    • It could be a water thing, even though we are making sure we drink plenty. The waterworks are working well and we are both well hydrated.
      Our neighbour has been going through her closets and found a pair of her husband’s trainers he’d only worn twice. She gave me a brand new pair last year and they are still going strong, but these are more like sneakers and ideal for the summer. They fit a treat so I’m well pleased as I hate shoe shopping. Sounds like your shopping was a good experience. I’m glad as for us we can’t wait to get out of a shop because nobody is giving a hoot about anyone else now.

  4. Sadje says:

    Right now many people are uncomfortable going out again.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    You are a lovely pair so kind to your neighbour. I think many people have been in nessasarily scared witless. I think the government has really miss handled the whole Covid19 situation. I am awaiting the second spike. For now, stay cool and calm.☀️☀️

  6. Going out can seem very scary. It’s so kind of you to help your neighbour. Sorry to hear about the geese and the poor little goslings. In India, cases are surging and we’re breaking new records everyday since the lockdown was lifted. Some states have been put under lockdown again!

  7. I feel your government has handle better than ours. Cases are spiking all over but that is expect after the protests/riots. It is hot here and we looking at 90 degrees or higher F., however that is our normal temperature. I awoke this morning feeling poorly and cranky. Kathy has gone to get us omelets. At this of the year we do jobs before the heat and have windows open and close them in the heat. Of course, we have air conditions. Stay safe.

    • Hubby and I both think our government left things too late and now they are doing things too early! It seems to be all about money and the Economy rather than common sense and people’s lives.
      If we close our windows, the insulation in the house is so good, it gets horrendously hot indoors. It’s pleasant now, we have the windows and door open, the fan going and blinds drawn, but at night the air is so still and Maggie suffers because it’s so dry and she will get up three or four times in the night to have a drink. We don’t have aircon here.
      We are doing OK though. You keep safe too.

  8. There has been no leadership at all.

  9. murisopsis says:

    Stay cool! My husband made his own AC when he worked in a building that was undergoing remodeling and therewas no central air. He put bottles of frozen water infront of the fan and the air was cooled. When the water finally all melted he popped them back in the freezer. It worked and we just had to dedicate a corner of the freezer for his water bottles!

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