Sunday, 7 August 2011

I want to feel cold again

The heat of August is stifling.  Hot, sticky and so humid it's difficult to breathe at times.

I've just come online after a 10 hour powercut.  Not only that, the water has been off for about 8 hours so I can't even cool down by taking a shower.

I had decided to stay at home today because housework needed to be done and also a pile of washing and ironing.  But of course without electricity and water I haven't been able to do anything.   Mr A came home with me last night, and had I known what it was going to be like today I would have gone to the hotel with him this morning.   The bus service from the village on Sundays is almost non-existent so I decided against attempting to get to Bodrum under my own steam.  In any case I really didn't want to venture out in my lack-of-shower smelly state.

When we leave the hotel, we  normally arrive home around 6 or 7pm, and often Mr A returns to work.  At this time it's still hot and although it's preferable on the back of the motorbike rather than inside a stuffy car or bus, the breeze is still warm.

However, last night we left later than usual, at 9.30pm.  It was dark and there was a stronger breeze and it was cooler.   The cool air was so wonderful, I didn't want the journey to end.  At one point I actually shivered!

I'm definitely in favour of leaving later in future....I really want to feel cold again.


  1. The local weather service says we're in for a hot sticky week with no rain...despite the 'little summer' being over, so it'll be out watering the plants again - something I'd thought was over until November!

    Luckily our balcony catches the breezes...but it's not a time to live in town!

  2. so hot here too...August is NOT my favorite month and each year I dread entering into it. Thankfully, we do have a/c and I prefer to stay indoors as much as possible. I shouldn't complain. I'm cool as long as I dont' go outside!

  3. Fly: The towns are so much worse in this weather aren't they? I don't think I could cope in a town these days.

    Charlotte: Even though I don't like aircon and rarely use ours, today I would most definitely have switched it on if I'd had electricity!

  4. Our electricity went off night before last for several hours. It was sweltering and I thought I would melt! I love summer but 114 degrees is ridiculously hot. Just waiting for autumn--it's just around the corner!
    That's just dreadful about the homeless dogs--I just can't bear it!

  5. Must be wonderful to feel a breeze in your face again after all that sickly heat.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  6. Stickhorsecowgirls. Can't wait for autumn!
    It is a big problem here with the dogs. Attitudes have to change before problems can be solved.

    Maggie: It really was. I'm hoping to repeat the experience tonight!


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