@matigo He's a she. She's cute, but I'm biased, obviously.
One year old today, my little pal.
@jextxadore I don’t know, I’ll see. There isn’t a lot of room, should I want one fitted & portable ones ideally need fancy window fittings to work properly. Plus: expensive to run & not very “green". If I thought I’d be staying here for a long time, I might, but it’s likely I’ll move again at some point, go back north. Depends on friends & social activities in the future.
// @matigo @indigo
@phoneboy Yum! I used to spend days walking the cliff paths, brambling, when I was a child. They tended to be at their best in September back then. There are some ripe here already. I absolutely love berry fruits.
@indigo No, much closer to home - Ringwood Forest, just on the outskirts of Verwood. At first the smoke hovered over Bournemouth but then the wind moved and it’s wafting our way. Still a faint smell - firefighters still keeping a watch after 2 days. There’s been so many this summer…
@coopey Cripes! When I lived in a flat it was similar - used to get into the 90s regularly. Sadly it was a communal heating system so I didn’t save any money really. I had a colleague who used to wear shorts & t-shirt all year round at home. I grew up in a house where there was ice on the inside of the windows (old Victorian sash windows) & holidays were spent in S Wales - very chilly at times!
Ugh. A couple of days ago there was a fairly big forest fire near here. Now the wind has changed direction and I can smell burnt tree. I don’t like the smell from the trendy wood burners; it aggravates my asthma, so you can imagine how much I like the smell of forest fire!
I know, compared with what the US & Australia go through this is nothing, but…
@phoneboy I know!! The UK wasn’t designed to deal with these temperatures. Unless you live in a stone-floored foot-thick-walled mediæval castle or something. We were all encouraged to insulate houses to prevent heat from escaping in the winter, which makes the hotter summers impossible. If I could I’d rip out all the loft insulation at the moment. 🥵
Weather supposed to break later today/tomorrow, when temperatures should drop to the low to mid 20s.
@indigo Ha ha. I've been living in my Gumbies or my Birkenstocks. I evrn wrnt out in shorts (below the knee) & a sleeveless blouse for lunch today. My brother was down with his family. Not seen them since March & good to see him after his gallbladder surgery last week.
@indigo Just awful. Dripping wet just walking round the block. Mind you I have never been able to handle much humidity. What’s worse is the air-clearing storms seem to have gone where it’s colder. I’ve had the thunder headache for two days now… Supposed to break a bit after tomorrow I think. Oh well, time for a cold shower & whatever else I can think of. Ah yes, a nice cup of tea.