Today is Friday, 26th June

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.

On with the day. Have a good one everybody and above all, keep safe.


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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17 Responses to Today is Friday, 26th June

  1. Lovely read
    Stay safe and healthy

  2. Liz says:

    I couldn’t believe it when I seen the pages in the newspaper, showing those crowded beaches. They are crazy and they are putting everyone at risk.

    • What can I say? They are all lunatics. In town today some people were trying to keep to the social distancing (our age group mostly) but the majority were walking in regardless as there was no-one on the door monitoring numbers. When the second wave hits, it’s likely to be disastrous and much worse than now. The buck stops at Boris and his greedy moneymen.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Yes a lovely read as always. I totally agree with your rant and join you in gob smacking disbelief at the mentality of the masses.
    Enjoy your afternoon. Be safe and happy 💜

  4. fransiweinstein says:

    The heatwave in the UK, and other parts of Europe, made the news here yesterday. I hope you get a break from it soon.

  5. The government has lost control. Protected themselves at what price. Even the government’s scientific advisers are sounding increasingly panicky. But the government are happy as they can blame the beach goers and not themselves….

  6. It’s 90+ here, but a good breeze, so it’s not sweltering (yet). Hot enough though. I was at the store today and ended up spending much more than I thought. It might be me, but have things shot up in price as well as the drop in quality and selection? I got prescriptions too, and only encountered two dim wits who obviously don’t believe in masking and who do believe in sharing my air. They got glared at and I noticed both backed off a substantial distance when they caught me looking at them. I guess crazy still beats entitled… 😆 Have a pleasant day Di!

    • Some prices are rising here, but we are trying to avoid the shops just now. Social distancing has gone for a bucket of chalk in our local supermarket. There’s no-one on the door to monitor numbers and inside, it’s chaos, inconsideration and trolley wars.
      We’re happy to stay home as we’re all stocked up apart from yummy stuff, and going without that won’t hurt..

  7. Carol anne says:

    England certainly got a heatwave!
    I hope you enjoyed your Friday!
    Give Maggie pats from me and Nitro!

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