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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Piglet:
D's coming back the following Friday, but I'm staying on and going up to Orkney with my sister, and then coming back from Edinburgh via a boringly long wait at Toronto airport, but at least it means I don't have to faff about going back to London again - it would probably mean changing airports, which would be a pain.

A long layover is highly recommended at Toronto airport -- the long queues (and you'll probably have to stand in several of them) make Heathrow look like a small town bus terminal. Trying to find directions for where you have to go is another challenge, and signage is sorely lacking.

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Thanks, Pigwidgeon - now I'm going to spend my entire holiday in a state of [Eek!] about getting lost or missing my connection ... [Big Grin]

I'm not the most confident of traveller at the best of times, and travelling alone is something I'd much rather not have to do, but needs must and all that.

I'm hoping that as the flights have been booked as one continuous thing, I should be able to check my luggage all the way through, which will reduce the faff factor somewhat.

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
Thanks, Pigwidgeon - now I'm going to spend my entire holiday in a state of [Eek!] about getting lost or missing my connection ... [Big Grin]

I'm not the most confident of traveller at the best of times, and travelling alone is something I'd much rather not have to do, but needs must and all that.

I'm hoping that as the flights have been booked as one continuous thing, I should be able to check my luggage all the way through, which will reduce the faff factor somewhat.

Since you'll have plenty of time you'll be fine. Be thankful that you have the extra time there. If you can't find signs telling you what you need to know (very likely) find someone to ask. Having the flights booked as a continuous journey will certainly save you standing in a couple of queues.

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Welease Woderwick

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Sorry BT - I was given the shawl, I was not draped around somebody's shoulders, although given the chance there were a few there...

Anyway here I am staying in an hotel in the middle of a fairly important (but not major) city and I am operating on a 3G signal on my phone - out in the suburbs yesterday at the function hall there was constant 4G and where I live in a small village on the fringe of a small and unimportant market town we have pretty reliable almost constant 4G signal.

I know it is the fault of the mobile phone signal supplier but can I record that it really is pretty annoying?

Thank you.

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Maybe this belongs on the gastroporn thread, but I feel the need to engage in a little bragging about the château and its Michelin starred restaurant.

Daurade royale façon pissaladière. Pissaladière is a thing from Nice – a sort of pizza base, with onion jam, olives and anchovies. Daurade royale is sea-bream of superior quality. So: the crispiest, lightest base in the whole damn universe, sweet, caramelised onions, roasted fish, and olive paste and a couple of anchovies on top. It was possibly the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.

On the other hand, the second day’s dessert was a bit of a disappointment. It was an iced dessert that was still too frozen when it arrived at the table. I believe the chef got told off.

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Ariel
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Originally posted by la vie en rouge:
Daurade royale façon pissaladière. Pissaladière is a thing from Nice – a sort of pizza base, with onion jam, olives and anchovies. Daurade royale is sea-bream of superior quality. So: the crispiest, lightest base in the whole damn universe, sweet, caramelised onions, roasted fish, and olive paste and a couple of anchovies on top. It was possibly the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.

Pissaladière is light and delicious. I made that last year (without the sea bream) - must try that again, it's a thing that can be taken to work in a lunchbox and is worth it.
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la vie en rouge, pissaladiere sounds related to tarte flambee, which I've had in both Lille and Alsace. Sounds delicious!

I'm busy baking - using up some courgette in chocolate cake. I'm housesitting for friends, and they have a veg patch, which is of course overflowing with courgette and beans. Both of which I like, fortunately! I'll let you know how the cake comes out. [Biased]

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I vaguely remember a recipe for Pissaladiere in the old Delia Smith books, but was put off by the anchovies - they're really something that doesn't appeal.

Olives and onion jam though - I could get along with that. [Big Grin]

Moderately busy day today - coloured my hair in the morning, and had it cut in the afternoon.

As our application for renewed permanent residence cards is still in process, we're having to faff about applying for temporary travel documents, so we had to get yet another set of bl**dy ID photographs taken. I think we should buy shares in the Walmart photographer's studio ... [Mad]

As it is, it looks as if we're going to have to provide them with information we've long-since forgotten, along with about 10 different proofs of identity, and even after that they might not be able to get it sorted in time.

Chuffing bureaucracy. Further [Mad]

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jacobsen

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Chill, Piglet, chill - it will all come out in the wash. But waiting for stuff is so frustrating. A pity we can';t just print off the necessary docs ourselves. Along the lines of "I hereby give myself permission to stay in ...... for as long as I like..."

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Welease Woderwick

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Piglet, worries like that you really don't need - here's hoping you get your permanent status papers soon - I was amazed at what a joy it was to hold my OCI card in my hot, sweaty little paw!

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Last night I became convinced that the whole marriage and wedding business is run for & by a global consortium of photographers! They just take over and run the whole show - and are not overly polite about it! Children have to sit down and stay still and nobody can get in the way of the all-powerful camera - and it goes on for hours!

I quite enjoy being a grumpy old grouch [Cool]

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
Last night I became convinced that the whole marriage and wedding business is run for & by a global consortium of photographers! They just take over and run the whole show - and are not overly polite about it! Children have to sit down and stay still and nobody can get in the way of the all-powerful camera - and it goes on for hours!

I quite enjoy being a grumpy old grouch [Cool]

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Welease Woderwick

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I love the idea but...

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Now in super-posh room just by the railway station in a small District centre in the north of the State, with strong wi-fi, which is a blessing -also strong 4G should I need it.

I have opted not to have the air-con as I don't need it this time of year so the room is costing a whole 8 pounds for the night - outrageous! I love going away but it will be nice to be home tomorrow.

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:


Last night I became convinced that the whole marriage and wedding business is run for & by a global consortium of photographers! They just take over and run the whole show - and are not overly polite about it! Children have to sit down and stay still and nobody can get in the way of the all-powerful camera - and it goes on for hours!

I quite enjoy being a grumpy old grouch [Cool]

One of the better weddings I have been too gave precise instructions to the photographer. I think they must have included penalties clauses for delays! They also provided drinks and canapes so 95% of the guests weren't milling around pointlessly for about 45 minutes.

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:

As it is, it looks as if we're going to have to provide them with information we've long-since forgotten,

I'm particularly fond of the way such people tend to ask for the dates of every trip in and out of the country since forever.

I don't know. Why would I know that? I know when I returned to the US, because it's stamped in my passport. If I was travelling with the kids, they probably had their US passports stamped in wherever we went, so I can work out when we left. If it's just me, it was probably for work, and then I'm off for a trawl through old email to hunt for plane tickets.

As it is, I'm pretty sure I got it wrong by a few days the last time I told the US people. I think if I apply for citizenship I have to do it all again, and doubtless I'll get it wrong by a few days in a different direction then.

Perhaps next time I fly anywhere I should ask the border guard for a printout of the contents of the screen in front of him, and just send that in - it's far more likely to be right than whatever I come up with.

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quote:
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I'm particularly fond of the way such people tend to ask for the dates of every trip in and out of the country since forever ...

Absolutely. As if that wasn't bad enough, the original application for renewal of the card asked for days spent outside Canada, which made reasonable sense and was doable with a bit of brain-racking. This emergency travel form asks for number of days spent in Canada. WTF do they want us to do - subtract the days we were on holiday each year from 365 (or 366 in leap-years)?

Give me strength ... [Mad]

Further swearing today. Our application for renewal of PR cards was returned because there was something wrong with the ******* photographs. They didn't specify what that something was, you understand, just that it could be one of three things ...

At least it means we have proof to take to the London office that our application was in progress. Now we've had to have another set of photographs taken (that'll be another $50, thank you), and will probably have to pay the bastards yet another fee (another $50 each).

We've now amassed a huge collection of things to prove that we've lived in Canada, ranging from payslips and bank statements to driving licences, ID cards and Costco membership cards. If that doesn't satisfy them, God only knows what will.

[Help]

Sorry this was a bit of a rant - I think there's a special circle of Hell reserved for the people who make immigration rules.

I certainly hope there is. [Devil]

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Welease Woderwick

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Himself, wisely as it turned out, insisted I photocopy every piece of paper I sent to any government body here, just in case. It has saved no end of hassle over the years.

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Ariel
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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I have opted not to have the air-con as I don't need it this time of year so the room is costing a whole 8 pounds for the night - outrageous!

Quite. Does it come with any furniture or do you have to bring your own?

I wonder nobody's thought of this so far, letting unfurnished hotel rooms for £8 a night and guests either bringing their own portable, folding furniture, or renting it on a piece-by-piece basis from management. ("You want a door to your room? That'll be £5 extra.") The bathroom could be coin-operated, at £1 per bath.

Alternatively guests could turn up at the hotel and see the list of itemized charges for everything in their room, then decide to dispense with the wardrobe, mirror and clock radio to save an extra £20.

Anyway, have a good stay.

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I have opted not to have the air-con as I don't need it this time of year so the room is costing a whole 8 pounds for the night - outrageous!

Quite. Does it come with any furniture or do you have to bring your own?

I wonder nobody's thought of this so far, letting unfurnished hotel rooms for £8 a night and guests either bringing their own portable, folding furniture, or renting it on a piece-by-piece basis from management. ("You want a door to your room? That'll be £5 extra.") The bathroom could be coin-operated, at £1 per bath.

Alternatively guests could turn up at the hotel and see the list of itemized charges for everything in their room, then decide to dispense with the wardrobe, mirror and clock radio to save an extra £20.

Anyway, have a good stay.

Since I never, ever watch the television in my room, I'd love to save some money and have more space if they'd remove it. Motel 6 (a discount U.S. chain) used to charge for television, and then they only had black and white sets. That was about 30 or 40 years ago. Now the price had gone up and you get a color television whether you want it or now.

However, I do want a bed (though I have stayed places that charge extra for bed linens).

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
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I wonder nobody's thought of this so far, letting unfurnished hotel rooms for £8 a night and guests either bringing their own portable, folding furniture, or renting it on a piece-by-piece basis from management. ("You want a door to your room? That'll be £5 extra.") The bathroom could be coin-operated, at £1 per bath

The Ryanair of hotels!

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Ariel
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Yes, I was thinking that but I wasn't going to say it [Biased]
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Welease Woderwick

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I've been and gone and bought myself a new phone - the other, that I haven't had long [at least in terms of geological time] is just too darned slow only having 1GB of RAM so I splashed out on a new model from the same company with 3GB of RAM and more ROM and a faster processor and am now in that state of

should I have bought this? I don't understand it at all!

Hopefully neighbourhood yoof will have me trained in a day or so, in the meantime I'll just have to wallow in my own blissful ignorance.


eta: so far it seems super fast - adipoli!*

[*Malayalam for wonderful]

[ 19. August 2016, 13:26: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
I've been and gone and bought myself a new phone - the other, that I haven't had long [at least in terms of geological time] is just too darned slow only having 1GB of RAM so I splashed out on a new model from the same company with 3GB of RAM and more ROM and a faster processor and am now in that state of

should I have bought this? I don't understand it at all!

Hopefully neighbourhood yoof will have me trained in a day or so, in the meantime I'll just have to wallow in my own blissful ignorance.


eta: so far it seems super fast - adipoli!*

[*Malayalam for wonderful]

RAM, ROM, eh? I can make phone calls, text and set an alarm on my phone and that's it. It's an antique, but it's all I need! Good luck with your new appliance.

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:


Hopefully neighbourhood yoof will have me trained in a day or so, in the meantime I'll just have to wallow in my own blissful ignorance.


eta: so far it seems super fast - adipoli!*

[*Malayalam for wonderful]

That's one good use for grandchidren!

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Ariel
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Someone once told me all the things his new smartphone could do - GPS, apps for this, that and the other and added at the end, "Oh, and it's a phone, too." Which sort of summed it up. They aren't phones any more, they're small pocket computers with a voice communication element attached which, if a survey were done, I'm pretty sure wouldn't be among the top most-used elements of the device. Some people do, of course, but I'd have thought that on the whole texting and internet have probably got the top spot between them.
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And why not, Ariel? I find texting so useful - I can contact my family, quickly, ask a question, find out if they are OK, without having to spend ages on the phone. And I an Google anything, look up a map, find synonyms, anagrams etc. for the crossword without having to get up and go to my PC, which is in another room. I can read the headlines on BBC news, and further info if I want it, find out what the weather is going to do, and more or less anything else you can think of!

I might sound lazy, but at 80+ years old, not having to keep getting up is a bonus! I can't understand older people not wanting to get to grips with technology.

Oh, and I make the occasional phone call!

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I think it puts an extra layer of distance between people. Face to face communication has dwindled from phone calls, where you at least had the sound of a real voice, into more of a preference for text or written words on a screen.

I don't want to derail the thread, and this topic has come up before, but if you look at a group of people together these days, chances are at least one, if not most, will be absorbed in their phone and the group mostly silent. It seems a shame to me, when you have the chance of real people to talk to, not to take it.

And it is silly to text or email the person sitting next to you.

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Ouch!

Something bit/stung me!

I was planting some new violas and something got me on the finger. I didn't see it but the pain is excruciating! My finger has swelled to three times its normal size. I took an antihistamine straight way.

But - ouch!!

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Very sorry to hear it, Boogie! And all that for starting an orchestra in your garden, quite Prom-like! Surely no lover of art, the evil stinger!

I hope you get better very soon! [Eek!]

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Welease Woderwick

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ICE - IANAD but it's my general answer to anything like that - ice in a cup and keep your finger in it as much as possible. Yes, I know it's cold but I think it helps. If it is still as bad in the morning or gets worse at all then A&E.

My mum swore by either baking soda or lemon juice but I can't remember which.

DUH!!!

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As far as I remember, baking soda is for burns, and lemon juice, being acid, is a disinfectant, and definitely not for burns.

In between rain showers today I decapitated the edible hedge plants - wild apple and plums, elderberry, hazel, rose and blackthorn, which had grown to twice the height of the 6 foot trellis. Chopped it all up, packed most of it firmly into the garden recycling bin and rolled the rest up in an old ground sheet tying it round with knitting wool before taking it to the tip.

There is now light in the garden, and my beans and tomatoes have a chance.

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Very high winds in these here parts the last couple of days. There's a precariously perched doves' nest about a metre from my bedroom window, left on a tilt by waving branches. The eggs have hatched leaving two grapefruit-size fluff balls. My heart's in my mouth every time I look in case they tumble out, though they don't seem overly bothered.

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Uncle Pete

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I feel I must leap to the defense of British weather - It was a glorious week in Surbiton and Crawley area. Sunshine each day while I visited Brighton, Painshill Park and Richmond Park. The only damper was on Thursday evening when I was leaving Morrison's on Thursday evening. A little boy came marching in (at a faster clip than most). It was a deluge out there. Not a problem, though, as I was only going back to have a shower, put on my elastic stockings and have an early night before heading out to Gatwick on Friday morning at sparrow's fart. Smudgie (bless her little flippers) was an immense help.

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Boogie

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I read that as 'plastic stockings' [Cool]

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Are they those grisly white support things that leave bruise rings on your legs? [Eek!]

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...or could Pete wear a fishnet pattern?

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Boogie

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I vote for these.

(headstand optional)

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Welease Woderwick

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Do they make them in XXXXL?

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Welease Woderwick

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It was very comforting this morning, as I lay in bed listening to the torrential tropical rain thrashing down, to read on the weather forecast on my phone that we were due a fine morning and a few light showers this afternoon.

It is now afternoon and the sun is cracking the flags!

I was recently commiserating with a friend who works in Dammam, in coastal Saudi Arabia, where they have been having temperatures of up to 49°C only to learn that around Riyadh temperatures of 54°C are not uncommon!

YIKES!!!

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Boogie

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Hot and sunny here - 22 degrees [Smile]

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It's supposed to be 81° here today. It's certainly warm and very pleasant, but I wouldn't have thought it that hot.
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Not sure how hot it is here (?25 degrees perhaps) - but warm enough to make the long-delayed decision to shampoo the living-room and hall carpets. Furniture on the patio, windows open, carpets drying, BT feeling smug!
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31° here today, getting up to 36° before the week is out. Breathing optional.

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It hit 25 degrees while I was out for lunch. That's the maximum before things start to get sweaty & 'orrible. Just on the high side of pleasant. [Hot and Hormonal]

Though I'm not sure how it was affecting one person who was wandering around the backstreets of Westminster in a dressing gown, walking their dog. [Paranoid]

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After a fortnight without it, my washing machine is working again! We finally had an engineer to call and he's fixed it, so it's now on it's third load and the other two loads have been out on the line. YAY!

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quote:
Originally posted by St. Gwladys:
After a fortnight without it, my washing machine is working again! We finally had an engineer to call and he's fixed it, so it's now on it's third load and the other two loads have been out on the line. YAY!

Ah the smell of line-dried washing. [Smile] How lovely.

Cattyish, leaving the washing out in light rain.

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quote:
Originally posted by la vie en rouge:
31° here today, getting up to 36° before the week is out. Breathing optional.

You have my sympathy. Paris heat feels about 5° higher than measured temperature and it's not good for the many old folks.

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la vie en rouge
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Not 36° after all. 38°. [Eek!]

The office is air conditioned so at least that's liveable. Going home to the fifth floor is going to be less enjoyable. One of my colleagues (who also lives on a top floor) was saying she is contemplating sleeping in her bathroom.

The person next to me on the bus last night was all smelly. The public transport is probably the most trying thing about this kind of heat.

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LVER - One very hot day when our son was young he and my husband decided the coolest place in the flat we then lived in was by the front door, so they snuggeled down there for an afternoon nap. They got very puzzled looks when a friend called to see if my son wanted to go to our to play. I hope you find somewhere similarly cool in your flat. We now live in an old Victorian cottage, and it seems to remain at a fairly constant temperature whatever the weather, not sure if that is Victorian knowhow or just how it's positioned.

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It's also quite warm here - due to be about 28 today, I think. It's the time of year that I'm grateful my flat tends to be quite cool. I'm usually less grateful for that in the depths of winter, but for now it's a blessing.

I've decided I finally have to start tackling school work today, having lazed about for quite long enough. I've started with my big long to-do list. I might not get much futher than that today...

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It's hit 28 already and it's only lunchtime. The thing is, the air conditioning stops working when it hits 29 so this afternoon could be very 'icky and uncomfortable.
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