This heat wave, which seems to stretch throughout the Northern Hemisphere, has really become quite scary. Greece is the place now to succumb to the terrible forest fires, which seem to have spread so quickly and with such ferocity that no-one escaped the flames - some jumping into the sea carrying their small children just to get out of the path.
We have had a couple of sharp showers - an hour's worth yesterday morning and a shorter one this morning, but just enough to moisten the atmosphere. I didn't think it necessary to water my courgettes and when I came back from my visit to my Physiotherapist they were very droopy but with a drink revived quickly.
It's awful to even think about such things but wouldn't a week of inclement weather be lovely?
My son rang from London this morning saying it was very hot down there. Driving back from the Physio this afternoon it was 26 degrees here even though there is a sharp wind blowing. Was there really a Summer like this in 1976? If so I certainly don't remember it - how quickly these things fade from one's memory.
Keep cool in whatever way you can. It will all end before too long (says she hopefully).