Yesterday afternoon small pieces of paper were taped to the odd signpost and fence announcing a power cut today. I noticed it on the way to the bar. Of course if you don’t go out that day or are a bit elderly you rely on your neighbour to tell you
So this morning at 8.30 am off went the power and it came back at 4.30 pm this afternoon. We were of course not here . At 10 am we were on our way to the beach and were back at 7pm.
They couldn’t have chosen a better day . The mercury on my small weather station recorded 39C ( 102F) at 3.38 this afternoon with not a breath of wind as our mini heatwave continues this week so the hottest day of the year so far. The beach was more pleasant and I swam for the first time this year so trust me the water temp must be now at least 25C ( 77F) as my reliable toe has never let me down !
We adopt the Italian approach to keeping the house cool during these brief heat waves. “It shall not enter ” the sun that is. Shutters closed curtains drawn we batten down the hatches and never a ray will enter. It keeps the house at about 26C ( 78F) which is livable and then in the evening after about 10pm when the heat is down we open every window and door and let the cooler winds in. We have ceiling fans in all the rooms but because these hot spells are short we have never invested in air-conditioning .
Anyway playmates we are out to dinner tonight so this is all I can do this evening. Back to normal tomorrow.