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Northerner, what a good idea, will try it. Ethelmay, my frozen towels do help, but not for long, regret to say xx
Onwards and flatwards (don't do hills) and keep walking if you can!
LondonLass, please can I gave LP again for Sat? I'm going for my postponed dermatology appt for skin biopsies. I think we'll avoid Media City this time and just go to the nearby pub for lunch before hand xxx
Hope all your appointments go well. I think the UK heat is diminishing. We have a three day break with intermittent storms and temps have come back down to upper twenties . It was supposed to rain. I put all my pots out on the lawn to get the maximum but although the thunder was loud in the night.....the rain must have been minimal......the pots are barely damp! So back to dirty water......Humping bowls and buckets of water to a dustbin collecting point is a good work out but where is the gorgeous instructor to accompany the exercise? Don't we deserve a few treats!
I am intrigued by all your tips to keep cool. Some sound quite drastic....I'm not sure about waking up with the frozen towel once it's thawed? Do you put it in a plastic bag?
You know there is only one cure for the heat......you have to stop trying to beat it and allow yourself to acclimatise. You've been doing all the right things to keep the inside cool.....I have shutters which we close as soon as the sun has heat.....8 to 9.0a.m. at the moment. Yes, it's annoying to have to have the lights on but it's only for a short time. Keep the windows closed and I draw the curtains too. The iced bottled in front of a fan is an idea France tv are using too. But the most important is drinking water.......2 litres a day. That's drinking water.......not having water in a glass beside you like my mum who calls that drinking because she's afraid she'll need the loo. She won't. In heat like this the water you drink is replacing the water lost through the skin. Obviously don't try and sit outside......the temps given are the shade temps so the shade is just as hot. If the heat continues, you will suddenly realise it's not bothering you so much. The problem will be if the temps jump up and down drastically. We've had summers like that. They are very hard to acclimatise too otherwise I'm ok now. I have a hot weather routine.....early start, jobs out of the house finished before lunch, tv in afternoons, jobs in evening as it cools a bit. I am lucky. I am retired. I appreciate there are more difficulties if you work but most buildings have air con these days don't they? Perhaps not.....
Anyway, today we have cloud, the threat of another storm and time to breathe. I can take my mum and dad out in the fresh air not inside a shopping centre. Must go.....mum will be waiting for me. That doesn't happen very often. She does well for 92 but can forget what she was meant to be doing if I disappear too long.
Again I hope it's a good day for all. Lots of good news when I tune in tonight.
P.S. Hurray.....It's pouring with rain!
Karen excellent! It rained in the night here too. Saved watering my plants on balcony Yaay.
Morning Fruit Loops, hope everyone managed some sleep, it was such a hot and sticky night, temperature in our garden yesterday was 38 degrees, far too hot for me, but just walked Bluebell and it is definitely cooler, thank goodness.
Love the pics Sal, (LondonLass) xx
Good luck to anyone with treatment or appointments today. Xx
welcome to any new fruit Loops too xx
Love and hugs Jenny xxx
“ We don’t know how strong we are, until being strong is the only choice we have.” xx
Well,I am back from the appointment,clinic ran an hour late,by which time I was a wreck , but had LP to help me .one enzyme is worse and one better ,so start chemo again Monday .She says she is not here in 3 weeks so to see a member of the team , she goes out , comes back and says that person will be on duty Walked ( hobbled ) quarter of a mile to pharmacy who say “ oh yes , we have made your prescription,but we can’t find it ! “ 3 of them searching shelves . I offered to go back later .......
quarter of a mile back to clinic to talk to receptionist,who is lovely , but says there is no clinic that day !! Life seems so complicated......!?
If I can find some energy I will have a swim...that usually makes me feel more human
hope you are all coping with the weather ( I love heat ) and having a reasonable day ! Xx
Seems like good (ish) news puzzler so pleased the treatment can continue. Enjoy your swim and how is your friend doing? She sounds an inspiration cutting the grass, wish I could get the energy up to cut mine xxx
I shall post a pic of the disabled guinea I'm currently a slave too. His back legs are rubbish...well one works a bit but he doesn't seem to let it bother him.
He's called Roly
Hi Helen Snowys Mum
Roly is very cute
Hi London lass
I'm in Germany. Temperature was 40 but we've just had a huge storm withhailstones and things are much pleasantries.
Vans around us have all lost their electricity,we have solar panels, so there is much agitation as the huge vans can't really function without it.
We can function for days. German aires mainly have showers so I've felt clean for about 5 minutes each day. Skin on my face is sore I've sweat so much. If I put cream on it runs into my eyes.
Fingers crossed its a bit cooler from now on. I can't enjoy my wine if it's too hot, and we are in Model, black cat country.
Love and hugs to everyone. Including any newbies.
IT rained here last night and I went outside and stood in it, getting soaking wet. Best I've felt all week!! Xx
Once again puzzler, you just couldn't make it up!! I don't know how you cope! Glad no really bad news xxxx
Awwww Snowys Mum, roly is cute! Xxx
Hope its a cooler Night for all. Special thoughts sent to Scilly I know you have no internet but I hope you are doing as well as you can be. Love you Hun
puzzler glad the news was okay ish! Let’s hope the Chemo makes the result even better next time. Well done you for keeping LP under control. Perhaps you should of sent him to find your drugs!
Lots of Love and (((((((((HUGS)))))))) to all.
Night night. Sal and LP, oh and not forgetting LNP! Xxx
Looks like good nights all round......no early hours comments!
It has rained......fine drizzle for 24 hours with the odd thunder clap. I am so pleased......at least for a day or two....no watering . I'm told we can expect 31° again for all next week.....bearable at least.
Off to Lidl for the Saturday morning reductions......There may not be any of course. The town is full of holiday makers .....
If you haven't read Eeek yet.....start the day with it. Mum and I laughed so much she nearly spilt her tea in the bed!
Have a nice day. See you tonight.
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