It was only a few days ago the the BBC gleefully promised us a heatwave. Now they say it will soon end and we will have the relief of cooler weather by the weekend. I wish they would just tell us the weather forecast and not add their interpretation of whether we like it or not. What would suit me best of all would be a straightforward weather forecast, briefly repeated at the end for those of us who tuned in half way through (either by turning the set on or by starting to listen), only to find the bit of country we live in has already been mentioned and will not be referred to again.
Some may be finding it a bit too hot down in the southern part of the country. But there are flash floods in Manchester and it's raining in Edinburgh. I am managing to stay quite tranquil and cheerful - I'm not going to have a holiday this summer, so sunny weather at home will do me nicely instead.
Men seem to have more trouble with the heat at night, or so it seems from my attentive blog-reading. I advise a mini-fridge by the bed, with spare pillowcases in it, bottles of water and half-bottles of champagne for those moments when neither of you can sleep and you decide to make the best of it. I've recommended it to two people so far, both with vast readerships, so if the sale of such fridges rockets, I will take quiet pride in my part in the boom.
Actually, when I thought of the champagne (suggested to Greavsie today), the thought was appealing enough to make me want a mini-fridge myself. Can you think of anything more delightful? Really beats tossing and turning hotly at 3am. Geena doesn't think it's practical, but I think it's a good enough idea to ditch the boring bedside cabinet and all that sort on nonsense. Books can go on the floor, water is in the fridge, alarm clock can go on top.
Off to google mini-fridges.