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!
I love peace and quiet these days. Can't stand hearing kids (or adults) screaming and shouting. Hoping for some rain too but not too much. Enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts. xReplyDelete
I feel for you about the TV, I'm having evil thoughts of removing the fuse!ReplyDelete
It's funny isn't it temperatures of 25 are what we normally think of as hot, now suddenly it feels so much cooler. I'm feeling much better today too.ReplyDelete
I HATE that man-thing of channel hopping. Alan does it every single time the adverts come on, usually finding lots of other adverts but sometimes then watching 5 minutes of a completely different show, before going back to the original thing not even minding that he's missed some of it ... just another of the reasons I like living next door and having my own television and the 'no channel hopping rule' :-)
Just spitting with rain at the moment, but a bit cooler anyway, thank goodness! It must be a man thing with TV's. My husband will watch all the buying/selling/doing up cars and crap and political programmes. When I tell him he's already seen a particular programme a few days ago (I remember and I'm not even watching) he says "Have I?" Aaaargh! Oh, well, they do have their uses, but at times I struggle to think what! 😆 xxReplyDelete
Husbandicide triples in heatwaves - fact hahahaReplyDelete
It definitely feels much cooler today but I am still TWOT! The HG has begun his official annual leave which mostly consists of him bugging me about what I want to do! NOTHING! I likes it when he finds something to fall asleep in front of on the TV - gives me peace to go please myself! I do sound harsh reading this back. I do have a good un really. Just either find something to do yourself or come up with the day out itinery!! Have a lovely time at the van and I hope his toes get sorted!
It sounds like a much better night and now day ahead. Your temps sound more like ours in August ( not heat wave August) so bearable.ReplyDelete
It's so much more comfortable now, isn't it. Such a great relief all round. xxReplyDelete
I haven't commented before but have enjoyed your blog. I hope you have a good time away and that the weather gets better. We love to get away in our van too, except the weather here where we live in Australia is cold, wet and windy so I am looking forward to some warmer weather.ReplyDelete