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Sunday 15 July 2018

Sunday Snaps...

(The above image is courtesy of - all other images are my own).

Many moons ago, on my Blog, I used to run a feature called Sunday Snaps, so I thought I would share a few photos that I’ve taken during the past week

You might notice that I snuck a little Sunday morning treat in with my fresh fruit this morning - and why not?!  It’s looking quite Mediterranean out there, isn’t it, as this wonderful Summer continues, with long days full of unbroken sunshine ☀️ and balmy evenings. It’s certainly going to be a shock to the system when it all ends!

One of the things that is a big plus for me, is that I haven’t had to cut the grass for ages. Usually, at this time of the year, I’m cutting it every five days. 

Mind you, the children break up from school for their six week Summer break at the end of this week, and that’s not usually a good omen, weather wise, if past years are anything to go by. 

Interestingly, the timing of the Summer school  holiday has existed since the 19th Century here in England,  and it is thought that it was so that the children could help in the fields at Harvest time!  Obviously, mechanisation has come a long way since then, and I’m sure many parents (and children) would like the holidays to be a bit earlier, when the days are at their longest. After all, by the beginning of September, the days are really starting to draw in again. 

I’ll close for now with a couple of latest photos of my family, who are such a blessing to me. Look after yourselves and I’ll drop in again soon. 

I’ve finally changed the Featured Post - you might be interested to see our narrow roads here in heavenly Devon!  Just click on the link at the top of the right hand sidebar. 

Tuesday 3 July 2018

🎡🎢 We’re Having A Heatwave, A Tropical Heatwave 🎢🎡

Wow!  I’ve just realised that my last Blog Post was written on the 14th May, just before THAT wedding.  Did you all enjoy it?  I thought it was just perfect in every way, and the weather was absolutely wonderful, thus showing the rest of the world that we DO get blue skies and sunshine here in England.  It doesn’t rain ALL of the time.  

In fact, right now, we are in the middle of a heatwave.  This green and pleasant land of ours is now a patchwork of yellow, with fields and lawns the colour of hay.  A big plus for me though, is that I don’t have to mow the lawn every five days, and I’ve got quite a lot of lawn to mow.  

People are certainly making use of the Art Deco outdoor Lido on Plymouth Hoe. What a spectacular setting!

Road surfaces have been melting all over the County of Devon, and gritting lorries which are usually used in icy conditions, have been out and about spreading granite dust or sand, to absorb the soft bitumen, thereby stabilising the road surface and making it less sticky.  

We are officially hotter than the Caribbean right now.  You may, or may not know that, over here, we are not very good at coping with exceptional weather conditions, be it snow in the Winter or excess heat in the Summer.  Tender little flowers we are!! 🀨.  People all over the land are reaching for their rickety fans (probably last used in the heatwave of 1976) and gasping for air in the humidity.  Don’t forget that we are used to carrying umbrellas at all times, and our hands barely know how to function without them!

But......we’re British..... we can do this!! πŸ˜‚. I’m very lucky in that I live close to the Coast, and I head off there as often as I can.  The flowers in the garden have been looking lovely, and it’s been a really good year for the roses.

A reminder that if you want to enlarge any of the pictures, just double click on them.  My apologies, once again, to my Facebook friends, who have already seen these photos.

Well, I think that’s about it for now, so I will leave you once again.  Meanwhile, remember ......