We arrived here at the van around 6.30 pm yesterday, we had the air con on in the car to keep Betty comfortable and, although it's only a short journey, we stopped halfway to give her a bowl of water and check she was ok (she was). The temperature inside the van was 37 when we arrived....having opened all windows and both doors and closed all the curtains, the temp slowly dropped throughout the evening. Outside (we sat outside all evening) it was much cooler and fresher, as there was a bit of a breeze. By the time we went to bed, the indoor temp had dropped to 29. I dropped off to sleep almost immediately and slept for 5 hours straight, waking up when Betty, who was in the lounge, had a very loud dream. She seemed quite unsettled afterwards, so I sat up with her for a while. I was relieved to note that the temperature had dropped considerably, it actually felt quite cool - blissful. Went back to bed and slept for another couple of hours. When I got up around 6.30, the air had that lovely 'just rained' smell, although it wasn't raining but there was a bit of dampness on the grass. The temp in the van now is 25, just right. There are showers and even thunderstorms forecast for the next couple of days, but apparently they're going to be hit and miss so it's anybody's guess whether we actually get any.
Husband is off home for another nurse check on his toes, and needs to get something to mend the van kitchen tap, which is coming loose. So I have a couple of hours here on my own with Betty this morning. It's exceptionally quiet here, I reckon there are only 2 other statics occupied, 2 of the seasonal tourers, and one holidaying couple in a tourer. Perfect peace and quiet, other than the rumble of the traffic in the distance, which I hardly notice anymore (one of the advantages of having 25% hearing loss!). I'll be quite glad when husband goes, as he's already got the TV on doing the man thing of flicking through all the channels, watching a couple of minutes of some god-awful crap here and there 😠
Never mind, soon I'll have a couple of hours of peace!