Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:13
Hello, Pat. Thank you so much for the kangaroo pictures. They must make gardening very difficult - so much fencing off and protecting of young trees! Yes, the rest of the world is smiling at how we are buckling under 37 degree heat! I was able to cope very well in 50 in the desert in Kenya but I was only 57 then and the humidity was very low. It has been very humid here which makes it difficult to sweat and, not being used to it the infrastructure is not here to cope. Some roads are melting, trains have been cancelled because of buckling lines and a quarter of the working population took "sick leave" yesterday and flocked to the seaside. Offices too uncomfortable without air conditioning. I stayed indoors apart from early morning and evening when I did necessary watering and strawberry picking. It is cooler today and cloudy as rain is on the way. I did not stay up till midnight to see the English women footballers play in the semi- final of the World Cup against Japan, just as well as I would have felt very upset for them in the way they lost by a last minute own goal. They have done amazingly well to get thus far.