Phew, It’s hot and I can’t believe it’s going to get hotter. I hope you are all managing to enjoy the sun safely and/or keep cool. This week I found out what my cats do in a heatwave. They find the coolest place in the garden of course. And they don’t even mind sharing!
The garden table is on concrete and it keeps the floor cool while providing the necessary cover from the sun. The perfect place for a cat or two to sleep during a heatwave. I almost wish I could join them there!
We don’t get the heat in the back garden until later in the afternoon which is lovely. It means I can have the patio doors open all morning and keep the room cool. Then as soon as the sun comes over we shut the door and put the fans on instead. I have been outside a couple of times, but I’ve never been a sun lover so a few minutes is all I can manage. Enough to get my natural vitamin D!
The pool is ready to be filled today. We shouldn’t really use the water but the boys get really grumpy when hot and they will sit in the pool for hours. I have a cover so we can re-use the same water for tomorrow. I don’t want them out there if it gets too hot though.
I had real bad sunstroke when I was 17 just from sitting in the garden. I burned so badly that I couldn’t open my eyes. I don’t remember much as I was so ill. Thankfully Mum had plenty of calamine lotion. And I had to lie down with a damp flannel on my eyes. I recovered ok, but I’ve always been wary of the sun since then.
It’s pretty great for getting lots of washing dry though! My word of the week this week is Heatwave, come and join us with a weekly round-up.
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