This past week has been dominated by the weather, and by Ollie and I both being ill. I have written about it during the week, but in case you missed it…
We had the two hottest days of the year so far, including one day that broke all known UK heat records by reaching 40.2 C. (Over 104F)
That heat badly affected me, and made Ollie’s fur fall out badly too. On Thursday, I had an upset stomach, and something else had happened to Ollie. As well as his skin breaking out in an infection, he did something to his back legs (or back muscles) that meant he could not lie down. This made him distressed, and he would not eat or drink. By late afternoon, we had to take him to the Vet. He is now beginning to recover, after being prescribed antibiotics, painkillers, and steroid cream for application onto his skin.
Neither of us has completely recovered, but the signs are good that we will.
The search for a new Prime Minister has been narrowed down to two candidates. One is Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor, the other Liz Truss, the current Foreign Secretary.They will be voted for by their party members, with the winner announced in September. From my point of view it makes no difference which one wins. They will still make the rich richer, and the poor poorer.
After not being able to sit in the office to write my blog for a couple of days, most of those spent in bed, I am able to get back into the swing of things. Thanks to everyone who reads the fiction serial for your patience in waiting for the next episode.
Today is supposedly the last ‘Very hot day’ of the recent heatwave. It is expected to top 31C (88F) in Beetley, before cooling down slowly over the course of next week. I won’t be sorry to see cooler weather, as the unusual heat has really affected Ollie, and done me no favours either.
I hope you are all having a peaceful and happy Sunday, wherever you are.