Word of the Week – Hot

Well, you certainly cannot look back at this week and say that the heat has not dominated it!

We had our Father’s Day BBQ on Sunday and the weather was perfect for cooking outside. I have to admit though, two BBQs in one week is a little much, I’ll be happy not to have another for quite a while.

On Monday, Boo went back to school after her chicken pox had all scabbed over and they were off on a school trip. She went to the Butterfly Farm in Stratford On Avon. It was really hot and I was disappointed to hear that the children were only given one drink all day! A lot of parents have complained to the school, but it’s a bit late now, it’s just a good job they didn’t have any children faint in the heat. Boo had a lovely day though and was happy to be back with her school friends.

The rest of the week has mostly involved my feeling that I’m melting on the settee with both patio doors open. There is just no escaping the sort of heat we’ve had this week. Even with fans blowing. Night times have been the worst, the kids haven’t been able to get to sleep for ages, and the neighbours think it’s okay to let their kids play outside on their bikes and scooters until 10pm. Even when I was a teenager my mum made me be home by 9.30am on school nights, these kids are the same age as mine.

On Thursday night I checked on the kids as usual before going to bed myself and the Little Man was soaked in sweat! I stripped him down and opened his window a little more, but there just wasn’t any air blowing in.

I had trouble sleeping myself and I take drugs to help me sleep!  I had the bedroom window wide open and the curtains but it was just so hot and humid. When I did fall asleep I had a nightmare which woke me, and then I heard a car skidding and a loud crash followed by lots of shouting. I thought I was still dreaming, but no, I was wide awake and even hung my head out of the window to hear what was happening. It must have bee a few streets away as I didn’t see anything or anyone. I then couldn’t get back to sleep wondering what had happened.

We haven’t had any storms here yet, and yesterday it was only slightly cooler. I do like a good thunderstorm as it clears the air and makes it fresher. Fingers crossed the weekend won’t be so hot and humid.

I’m linking up with the Reading Residence for the Word of the Week Linky.


  1. June 23, 2017 / 9:31 am

    It certainly has been hot. Cooling down now. I'm glad Boo is feeing better and enjoyed her trip. What a hot week to go! #wotw

  2. June 23, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Oh dear. only one drink in that heat isn't good, but then what can be done now, as you say? My Boo's on a school trip today, and I have packed her off with two drinks and it is a lot cooler. It has been very hot at night, and my son burrows right down into his bed and covers up, though he's slept OK, I just kept worrying about him overheating! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  3. June 23, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Oh dear! That is a really bad that the school did not give them more to drink…..My youngest girls school has been giving the kids extra breaks to go and have a good drink of water.
    I have been bringing my girls in from playing at about 8pm at the latest….Next door annoyed me. There kids were still playing out one evening at about half past 9. They are only about 2 and 3 years old. Grr!
    We have had a couple of storms up here in the North East. Each. For the last 3 mornings I have woken up to rain and it has been much cooler up here. #WotW

  4. mummyhereandthere
    June 23, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    It has been so hot hasn't it, nice to get change now. The one drink is bad especially at Sratford Butterfly Farm as it is hot normally so with the heatwave that is a bit rubbish X #'wotw

  5. angiemwebster77
    June 23, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I love the sunshine but the humidity is awful. There have been a lot of restless nights and morning grumpiness in out house this week. That's terrible about the school trip, our school has done the same before now with nursery aged children. Nice to hear Boo had a good time despite that. Have a lovely weekend x

  6. karenblower
    June 24, 2017 / 10:21 am

    It is cooler this weekend thank goodness! I'm not keen on the humidity either

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