July 17th, 2021

View from study (sunny)

It is too hot

I don't know what the actual temperature is out there, but the weather forecast said 28 deg C (82.5 F).

Yes, I know, it's not really that hot compared to US or other hot countries, but we have no aircon and our houses are designed to keep us warm in the winter. There was a bit of a breeze earlier and things were bearable because I can create a cross draught by opening the windows on the landing and in my study, but the breeze has died away. However, the sun is not as high and the kitchen stays cooler because it has no external walls or windows, so I should be able to cook the burgers for dinner.

The neighbours on one side have been sitting out in the garden most of the day. I don't know how they can bear it. I don't do heat well. Because of this and because, after the warning lights were playing up, I don't want the first long journey in the car to be on the hottest day of the summer, we have cancelled the planned meeting with our son and family which we had planned for Monday. This is frustrating as I had been looking forward to seeing them again. However, they will be staying in Mid-Wales in early August and I'm sure the heat wave will be over by then, so it won't be too long before we can meet.