Welcome to a new week on the blog. Phew! We are just coming to the end of a heatwave in this part of the UK. Those of you who live in much hotter climes are probably rather surprised that we react so badly to temperatures that are much more common where you live. The thing is that the infrastructure here cannot cope with extremes of weather. Our houses don’t have thick walls, in the main, most of us don’t have air conditioning or window shutters. That’s because we only need these for a few days every couple of years. It’s the same with snow. Some years we have quite a lot, other years we don’t have any at all. So it is not worth investing in counter measures.
But… with climate change we have to face a different world and that will be difficult or even extreme for many people.
I am not going to go into a political rant on here, so I will bring this subject to a close. All I will add is that the heat has had an impact on my health and I have been really struggling. It has also had a bad effect on tempers in this house, so I hope everything will calm down soon!
Now, I will leave you with a beautiful image or two…
I found both of these lovely images on Twitter. Aren’t they beautiful?
Now, I will try to return to my latest book. I am finding it so hard to concentrate in the hot weather, so I hope I will have something to write about in Wednesday’s Reading Roundup post!
Love and best wishes,