Tomorrow should be the last day of the current heatwave. High temperatures since Thursday have meant going out much earlier with Ollie. Despite that, he is still feeling the heat, and his fur is moulting like mad. Other than his walk and a break to eat his dinner, he is sleeping away the rest of the days, too hot to be bothered to do anything.
Not unlike my dog, I have also had no energy to do anything in the excessive heat and bright sunshine. It has been too hot to contemplate gardening outside, or to do much housework inside.
Regular readers will know that I finally received my renewed driving licence, which is now valid until 2025. I should have been jumping for joy after the 7-month ordeal of trying to renew it. But the DVLA put me through so much stress, I doubt I will ever forgive them for it.
Next week on Wednesday, my fingers will be crossed yet again, as my 15 year-old car has to get through the annual government roadworthiness check, and have a full service. Every year I get the sinking feeling that they will find something (expensively) wrong with it, and we need it for our short holiday coming up in September.
I will also be watching the live-stream of my Aunt’s funeral on Monday. I am unable to attend, as it is being held in West London. That is too far for a comfortable day trip in potentially heavy traffic, and it would mean leaving Ollie for too long on his own. (Julie will be at work.)
Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, I wish you a peaceful Sunday.