Who's Wee Dug wrote:That's sounds bit like home here, all said and done I'm happy to be home, London in the summer at night can get unpleasantly muggy so you have a bit of trouble getting to sleep.
We have had a week of heatwave. Last night was the first night that I slept in three days as your body and your brain SAYS its supposed to get cooler at night right? It was in the high 20C's and sooooo humid. Last night a BREEZE (and by that I mean a cool breeze... not one like off a blowtorch) came up... it was the only topic of conversation.
Spoke to alot of my family and friends and they have been doing what I have been doing... staying awake for so many days that eventually your body cant take it anymore and you fall over with exhaustion for a few hours sleep EVEN if its 40C. I woke up one night thinking a nest of spiders had hatched in my bedroom and that they were running over my body
(yes that has happened to me a few times). It was only sweat running over my skin... the fan had cut out. Spent another night sleeping under a wet towel with the fan on me. Kept getting up to put them over the girls.
We headed out a few times to seek shelter in shopping malls but it was a considered trip because my car air con isnt working and actually BEING in the car to go somewhere was shocking. I would head down to a basement carpark and drive around for an hour waiting for a park to become available because to park it in the sun meant it would heat up so badly that we couldnt get back in. Finally just ended up "stalking" people coming into the carpark and begging them to tell me where they were parked and could they wait until I got there and save me their place. It can get nasty as others wanting the place feel its their space and "carpark rage" can be a bit of a problem
Silly huh. Heat can really get to some people.
I think we here in Queensland (Brissy at least) are used to having really hot days.. but we know that a horrendous storm will hit in the afternoon and cool things down. We are getting the heat but not the cool down storm.And still I feel guilty complaining because as bad as it was it wasnt AS bad as most of the rest of Australia.
They have actually had to add another two colours (purple and pink) to the temp map as the records went off the scales we already had.http://www.wired.com/design/2013/01/aus ... ature-map/
And yes.. there were a few days when I couldnt use my phone. It heated up alarmingly.
So we have a few days of cool... just to temp us.... but its such a welcome break... the heat will be back soon.mC.... I am so delighted that even when you live in snow you find fun in running down and making a snow angel !
Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming....