The temperature here is forecast to reach 40 deg or higher.
But we're ready.
The house is closed up
- windows and curtains shut
- awnings down
- even a towel hanging over the glass on the back door
makes a huge difference.
Waiting till it gets hot and stuffy inside
and we will turn on the airconditioning,
which cools the living room
and keeps the rest of the house
Outside I've watered a few plants.
This portulaca is loving the heat,
unlike the hydrangea I planted yesterday,
from it's up-and-down
existence in a pot.
As usual I've left the washing too late.
By 9.30 the temperature in the sun
is heading for the mid-30s.
My strategy is to hang the large items
on the outside of the hoist first
and use them to shade me
while I hang the smaller items behind.
Even so, it's hot work.
This pretty sheet was a thrifted find
a while back,
and has been put to use the last couple of nights
as a tablecloth on a trestle table
for dinners outside.
With some new red polkadot plates
it made for a lovely
summery-Cath Kidston effect.
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Hope you're keeping cool!