I know those of you living in the UK are not going to agree with me. You'll probably say I should think myself lucky to be living in this climate, when you're all waiting and hoping that you will actually get some kind of summer this year.
But I have to own up to not being a hot weather person. I moved to Turkey 15 years ago for love, not the weather. I do love Spring and Autumn here though. Temperatures around 20 degrees, cool enough at night to snuggle up under the duvet. This is my perfect weather.
Today it's 36 degrees here in this village. Not only that, we have almost gale force winds, which means that dust is flying everywhere. It's impossible to have doors and windows open for air because the air is just too hot. We are due a heatwave this week, someone mentioned that the temperatures are set to rise to 40 degrees. I'd be tempted to spend the day under a cold shower...if we didn't have constant water cuts. Another thing which is normal during the summer months.
July and August will be hotter still. I won't be venturing far. I don't relish the thought of waiting around for buses in this heat. I should be used to it by now, but I'm not.
If there was a sun-worshipper out there, in the UK, or even the North Pole, who wanted to swap places with me for the rest of the summer, I'd be very tempted to say yes. But I'd miss Mr A and the dogs wouldn't I?
Roll on Winter.