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Poor Coo! Without a post on 18 June! Last night after returning from Elder Daughter's house in Frome and having a forty minute delay caused bu roadworks and road closures in the evening heat I thought there wouldn't be much point in posting, evening not being a time for larks and that anyway Owl would be about and aflutter before I had even pressed submit.

No doubt Owl thought much the same and so I apologise on behalf of us both for this poor service. Anyway here I am, without so much as a picture even though Beanie went mad with my iPhone taking about forty pictures of me in ED's hammock; but mostly the pictures were of a hand or of a foot or were taken from such a low position (she is only five) that all you see is the wall of the hammock and nothing of me. But the hammock thing could be catching. This is a special 'no trees needed hammock' as it sits in a steel frame and is capacious enough for two. Very comfortable. I must research on Amazon

The original plan was to all go to a pub on the river, but no tables were to be had apparently not even for ready money and so we resolved to meet a White Row - a super farm shop, flower, craft and restaurant emporium on the outskirts of Frome. There we would buy all the necessaries for a barbecue. But YD was late Beanie this time having requested an urgent poo stop, and in the end an exasperated ED just bought pizza bases which she cooked in the barbecue oven and which were simply delicious and afterwards icecream, meringue and raspberries from the garden.

I wonder if you really want to know all this? The ordinary life of a million families yesterday? But there we are: it fills the page. Meanwhile the weather sweltered and even the Del Monte hat and sunglasses did little to keep the sunshine at bay - yet I have always had the fear that unless I soak up every last bit of ultra-violet the sun will feel unappreciated and we shan't see it again, which is probably what those old Norsemen did on Lewis and Harris leaving poor Bradan to face the wind and rain and to suffer for the lèse-majesté of her ancestors.

The upstairs of my house must be about 40 degrees under the slate roof. Already the sun is up. I hardly dare enter the office. The spiders and wood beetles in the loft will be dying of heat exhaustion. SadVery Happy

Posted at 19th Jun 2017 - 07:58AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 5

Withy Brook's Avatar It is lovely to hear other people's day by day stuff! We are all different but also alike and it is interesting comparing and contrasting.
I went to our Church before breakfast. There were 5 of us, including the Vicar but it is a very special little country church and the service is always very meaningful.
After breakfast, there were chores - bird feeding, watering etc. Then out came the electric hedge trimmer and I cut back the shrub that thinks it's main purpose in life is to obstruct entry to the wash house! After a bit of pottering, OH got the paper and I made a start on the Gridler - my Sunday treat. Can't describe it, if you don't take the Sunday Telegraph.
Lunch is always similar - a Philly and marmite sandwich with home made (machine) wholemeal bread, followed yesterday by 1/2 an avocado.
Then into a chair in the Conservatory with my feet up for a couple of hours getting rather hot! Then up the lonnen (lane) to the first wind turbine, where there were a lot of suckers and their Mums, so did a Beanie and took lots of photos. Back to house, did an errand or two, then cooked and ate supper.
So there you are! Very boring but doubtless quite different from the rest of you!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 19th Jun 2017 at 09:41AM

Fennie's Avatar One thing about churches is their delicious coolness on a hot day. Something to do with the stones, perhaps. But when we visited Cuba we found we could escape the heat (which morning noon and night was always 30 degrees and very humid) by visiting the old Spanish colonial buildings which were stone built and constructed around a courtyard. They were always cool. Everywhere else needed air conditioning.Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 19th Jun 2017 at 09:47AM

Camilla's Avatar Morning all on this very sultry tropical baking hot day.Very Happy

Thank you dear Fennie for posting for larks so kind and apologies not making it to the perch last night I was completely whacked as I has not slept much the previous night and then I was up early and out over the beach with son before he left back to Surrey at mid day. Apart from sorting out more laundry and making a cool tuna salad with cherry toms and baked pots in jackets served with Italian ice cream and mandarins after I fell off to sleep early .

Love the sound of the hammock for two you will have to buy one Fennie and then while away in your garden when you can with a glass of the old Pimm's.

I wonder how the birds stay cool even the little collared dove she still sits faithfully on her nest still under the sky dish next door garden although she is protected a little with shade from the little guttering over it as a roof. She was not there when I went out into the garden this morning but I was happy to see she had returned back to her nest again a little later. She of course has to have a drink and look for food if her mate is away.

Too hot to take Patch over the beach at present and may have to wait until much later this evening until the sun goes down a bit. Even when I woke up it was baking hot, you could fry an egg on the patio.

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Have a good day everyone.

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Jun 2017 at 10:59AM

Camilla's Avatar I love Churches and the coolness inside, I have yet to visit our local one here which is the tallest church in Norfolk its tower I believe was renovated in the eighty's. The fisherman used to look out for it on their way home from sea as a prominent point of getting back safely.

Fennie and Wthy your's are not boring posts of everyday life no sirree we are all different but we share some of the same interests too.Very Happy

I expect you have some lovely binds in your conservatory Withy to help to stay cool, HL thinks by having all the doors and windows open and blinds and drapes too it helps you to get cooler.

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Jun 2017 at 11:08AM

Withy Brook's Avatar It helps if you can get a through draught. Our back door is opposite the Conservatory door.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 20th Jun 2017 at 09:42AM

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