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.