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.