Here in the UK, it’s hot. Very hot. Late twenties, early thirties degrees Celsius.
Now, I appreciate that for some of you from traditionally warmer climes, that might not seem much, but we Brits are not used to such temperatures. We look forward to a bit of sun all year and then when we get it, we tend to moan and complain a bit about it being too hot.
We don’t mean to complain. We should be grateful. it is, after all, what we have been waiting for all year, but we can’t help it.
Our homes don’t have air conditioning. We have thermostats.
So, I thought I’d compile a list of all the wonderful things we could do to try and keep cool in the warm weather.
- Read. (I mean, this goes without saying, right?)
- Sleep. (if you’re lucky enough to not be surrounded by other people who want you to do stuff.)
- Eat ice lollies. (It’s just ice, right? Hardly any calories at all.)
- Sit in a paddling pool (the one you bought for the dog and grandchildren)
- Dream of winter. (Or, if you’re an author, write a book set at Christmas! All that lovely snow and frost. Mmm, icicles!)
- Run through a sprinkler system. (multiple times)
- Go food shopping. (it’s always terrifically cold in the refrigerated section)
- Have a cold shower.
- Do a random act of kindness. Go visit an elderly neighbour and make sure they’re okay.
So, what do you recommend for a stiflingly hot day, when it’s just way too hot to do anything?
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Widower Major Matt Galloway came to London Grace Hospital for his tiny daughter. But he finds himself facing a barrel of emotions on meeting beautiful Dr Brooke Bailey—his late wife’s best friend and single mum to her own baby girl.
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