Good morning! Another glorious day as the heatwave continues. At least we have a breeze today.
Our plans for the day are to collect our ordered meds from the pharmacy, nip into the supermarket provided there are no queues, have another look around the card shop if she’s open, and then home. How exciting!! To be honest, not much else we can do in this heat as neither of us are sunworshippers and the idea of stretching out on hot sand to go lobster red and be uncomfortable for the next week does not appeal.
In my early working life, everyone seemed to look forward to their holidays abroad, escaping to the sun to laze about on beaches and do little else. Some went for the fake tan before they went so that they blended in on arrival rather than stick out like a sore pale finger. I’ve sunbathed once, got burnt and blistered, and went around for weeks looking like a liquorice allsort.
The scenes on Bournemouth beach have been frightening. It being only five miles from my home town of Poole, I am familiar with it (apart from road changes, new builds and shopping precincts over the last 30 years LOL) and a visit to Bournemouth would take me days to recover. It seemed to suck all the life out of me and I wasn’t really surprised as it was a place where people came to retire, so the old ‘uns fed on the youth. I watched too many vampire films growing up I guess.
The beaches at Bournemouth, Boscombe and Branksome were always popular, but I have never seen scenes like those yesterday. What is the matter with everyone? Are they developing the lemming syndrome and aiming for mass destruction? It’s CRAZY!!
OK, that’s my five eggs worth.
Lunch today is a final salad for me and Hubby will be having a rice dish. It’s too hot to think about cooking a full meal, and we’re still working on losing those extra couple of pounds. Walking the dog is doubtful. She is finding it uncomfortable and if she manages to find somewhere cool in the house, then we are letting her sleep. We have vinyl tiles in the bathroom and she seems to content to lie in the doorway there as the window is at the side of the house and the sun doesn’t stream in as it does in the lounge in the mornings and bedrooms in the afternoons. Blinds are drawn all day anyway.
We Brits are never happy with the weather are we, it’s either too cold, too wet, windy or too hot. I think it’s due to break over the weekend though which will do the garden some good.