summer scenes part 1

It is 1am and I would really really like to get some sleep…but we’re in the middle of another heat wave and even with all windows open the temperature in our apartment is still around 30°C (about 86°F).
During the day temperatures hit 40°C (104°F) easily and we’re running out of places to hide.
Staying inside the apartment was out of the question, so we met up with friends and tried a new open air swimming pool in a nearby town.

I am not usually fond of these because a) they tend to be ugly concrete buildings with lots of level dry grassland around them and no shade and b) since every other person within a 100 mile radius has nowhere else to go either they tend to be so packed you’re lucky to find a spot to sit.
We were lucky that this new swimming pool was very pretty and uses natural spring water without chlorine. It was built in a park with lots of very old, very big trees and we found a pretty spot with plenty of shade.


It was crowded of course but still a good way to pass the day.

We stayed all of the afternoon and then went to our friends’ house to barbecue and watch the game later.
I was very worried about our 2 cats who had to stay indoors in our small, hot apartment all day but thankfully they don’t seem to be as much affected by the heat as we are.
Still, can it just rain? Please?

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6 thoughts on “summer scenes part 1

  1. Lora

    I know what you mean about the heat. It’s unreasonably hot where I am too. I’m so worried about the animals because they have to stay in the super hot house while the rest of us can leave and go be somewhere cooler. I hope some relief comes for you soon!

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Lora! Where are you from? I’m hoping the same for you 🙂 It’s not so bad in apartments on the ground floor or houses with a basement but our apartment is on the top floor and no matter what we do temperatures will be the same inside the house as outside :/ My poor cats are just lying on the floor all day, totally immobile, waiting for it to cool down…pretty much like the rest of us 😉

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