I'm so glad we came home yesterday evening. I've just been outside to look at the garden thermometer - it's already 39 deg C in our front garden and will get even hotter this afternoon. We have all the curtains closed, the windows shut at the front (south facing) side of the house and open at the back, where it stays cooler, being north facing. The large upright fan is going and it's comfortably cool indoors at the moment. The caravan would have been unbearable in this heat. We're all in holiday mode and not planning on doing anything much today or over the weekend, just as if we'd been at the caravan still. I've got quite a few homecooked ready meals in the freezer, so have no cooking to do - just microwaving and serving with salad. Betty is happily snoozing in a cool spot indoors and seems very comfortable.
Our neighbours, a young couple, slept last night in their summer house in the garden (oh to be young and adventurous again! 😂), they thought it would be cooler than sleeping indoors. Well, apparently they had to get up and go back indoors around 03.30 this morning as it was still too hot!
Aren't all the wildfires going on frightening? The one in southern France in particular, apparently they've had to call in firefighters from 6 other countries to try and get it under control. We're surrounded by fields and farmland here, the farmers must be worried sick, there have been several reported instances of local field fires and even farm machinery (combine harvesters etc) catching alight. Crops are failing, so that'll mean shortages both for us and for animal feed during the winter, leading to ever higher prices. All we can do is prepare as much as possible by getting in good store cupboard supplies. I'm sure we'll be fine, we're fortunate, but many are not.
Husband's big toes aren't getting better as well as he'd hoped.....the nurse said this week that his toes are swollen and they're still weeping, despite it being almost 6 weeks since he had them done. He's been in touch with the hospital to see if he can go back and see what the podiatrist thinks, they'll be ringing him early next week, hopefully. He says they're a bit sore, but not exactly painful.