Scorchio!

 This summer we have seen temperatures soaring across Europe. Today the UK had the hottest July day on record. The last time it was this hot was the summer of 2003. I remember this only too clearly because I was dealing with a newborn baby at the time. Newborn babies are hard enough work without…

Hot 

I’ve changed our bedding. The banished duvet has been replaced with crisp white sheets. This is because it’s suddenly summer. The heat. Oh god. The hot hot heat with all of its hotness. I defies belief that I ever lived quite happily in Africa… or the Middle East… like, the actual desert. Because I am…

Snow Boots

Apparently it’s going to snow next week. If you’re reading this from Canada or Alaska or somewhere equally up to its forehead in ice and snow you’d laugh at us. This will most likely just be a sprinkling but here’s the thing about England. We don’t really do weather. We do drizzle. And light showers. And overcast….