Surviving The One-Day Heatwave

The temperature has hit 32C here in Beetley today. I’m not complaining of course!

I took Ollie out very early, though it was still 26 C then. He had a shorter walk, mostly in the shade, and that included some dips in the river. At least there is a breeze, if you are in the right place.

He has been asleep since we got back, and I had to abandon cutting the smaller hedge, as it is just too hot out the front today. I managed to get today’s blog posts posted earlier, as the window in my office room does let in a nice flow of air. I was going to relax and watch a film this afternoon, but the living room is still too warm to sit comfortably, and using a fan is annoying when watching TV.

So I will stay in the small office for now, enjoy the breeze, and listen to Ollie snoring.

71 thoughts on “Surviving The One-Day Heatwave

  1. You just complained about the warmth in your living roomπŸ˜‚πŸ€­πŸ€­. It’s great to see you be back to normal. I hope Ollie is fine again. Take care & Keep Complaining. πŸ’–βœŒπŸ˜Š

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    1. I can bear it fine during the daytime, but late evening gets very uncomfortable. Not as warm today, but still hot and sunny here. It was a near-record temperature for Britain again, as it was recorded at 38.2 C just outside London.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Of course, it will come as no surprise to you that I view 32Β°C as cool and refreshing. Our highs in Southern Nevada right now are in the 43Β°C to 46Β°C range. I use the A/C sparingly under those conditions. Once the mercury falls to 40Β°C, I’ll be happy to just run the fan.

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    1. It is mainly the noise. (Even on the lowest setting) The night-time humidity is often bad here. For example, tonight’s temperature is set to not drop below 20C all night. When you are English, that makes it hard to sleep. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Chaka hasn’t gone to the groomer all year–and she’s mostly English Sheppard; very thick, long fur. I’ve been grooming her with my office scissors. Pretty shoddy job of it, but she’s so gorgeous she pulls it off.
        Take care,

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  3. Yes, summer is finally here! We had the hottest temperatures of the year this week too, into the mid 90’s! We open the windows in the early morning, close the blinds, and the house stay mostly cool inside. When we venture out we find shady trails to walk near rivers and lakes. Today we are cooling down to something more reasonable in the 80’s. It’s all good.

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  4. It continues to be hot here. We have had a number of loud thunderstorms in close proximity – lots of noise but no rain to speak of. We might get some rain off the fringe of the hurricane as it glides up the eastern seaboard.

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  5. The cottage I rent is between 2 other buildings; I’m not sure how thick the party walls are, but the front & rear walls are both thick stone, so the cottage takes a while to adjust to the outside temperature: it’s a balmy 20Β° in my kitchen today, which is very pleasant, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts! I don’t think we’re in line for the proverbial heatwave, just yet πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Jon.

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  6. So while the rest of the country bakes in the heat we here in the south west have….. FOG! And rain! It is very muggy too, but we managed a sunny walk around the hill before the cloud came in.
    Sometimes it is as though West Cornwall is another country!

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    1. Well you know how much rain we usually get here, so anything else is a bonus. We are expecting rain on Sunday night, and at the start of next week. Being so near the coast gets you the fog, but at least you don’t have so far to go to see the sea. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Thanks, Sejal. Ollie is short-haired, but his fur is very dense, so he does get hot. He cools off by standing up to his chin in the river, but late at night he lays on the stone tiles in the kitchen to have a more restful sleep.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. That’s nice you have a river for him to cool down in! Unfortunately, in NYC we can’t do that- don’t know what’s in the East River and to be honest, I don’t want to know! But my dog also lays on the floor to cool down! It’s cool how they figure out what they need!

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