The end of the heatwave

And I'm glad.

I know that cooler temperatures will not please all my friends, so I will be celebrating with a guilty conscience. But a heatwave is not much fun for this family. It's the only type of weather when my stage of life becomes sweatingly obvious. The children don't enjoy it either, and none of us can sleep well, so to keep the temperature in the house bearable, I mostly stayed indoors with the windows and doors open and the curtains drawn trying to keep the house as cool as possible.

Now it seems to be over, so I can venture out more, and leave the curtains open!

So that's my first reason to be cheerful for this week's short post. Here's the rest:


  • The bed - a new addition to the kitchen that is already making a difference. 



  • The Rose festival - a lovely afternoon out with friends and Smiley too of course.



  • The GAA (Gaelic Games) championship matches have begun in the nearby sports stadium, so it's getting very busy lively around here at weekends - and if I'm tired and busy, I don't need to take Smiley far from the front door to keep her happy and entertained.



  • A couple of hours in a local pub with some friends old and new. Lots of laughter...



  • Taking a short break in Costa with a Mocha Latte (my latest obsession) and a blog post popping into my head all ready to be typed up on my phone. Gotta love technology!




Hope you had a good week too. For more reasons to be cheerful, head on over to Mummy from the Heart who is hosting this linky for the month of July.


10 comments:

  1. I'm with you on the heat issue. I hate it and living in the Middle East, that's about 4 months of straight hate. Luckily in Jerusalem it does get cooler in the evenings at around 6pm but going out in the daytime is a nightmare. Happy to hear that the bed is a hit. Have a good weekend. xx

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    1. Thank goodness for cool evenings: I would find four months of it pretty grim! Hope you enjoy the weekend too xx

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  2. I have a love, hate relationship with sun. I just want it on my terms, so I'm with you a little cooler works for me. I'm going to be trying a mocha latte too, as they sound good and are a new one on me. Mich x

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    1. That's it exactly: I'd like the sun on my terms too :) x

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  3. I'm glad the temperature has dipped too!
    Sounds like a lot has happened to make you smile this week

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    1. I don't always realise it until I get to write this post :)

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  4. I enjoy the warmth, but sadly, west of Scotland, we tend to get the humid rain and I can't get my washing out. Or it brightens up about 4pm, and by that time it's too late!!!
    Mind you, Hubbie and I had a rare afternoon out yesterday. Bit of lunch, bit of shopping and we were home in time for Peter getting in.
    A good afternoon!!

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    1. And the midges? I always remember the midges from my trips to Scotland when I was a child (though I did notice the scenery too!)

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  5. Winter arrived today and we are all shivering in our homes.... we are not geared for the colder weather. However, it has to be said we are also thrilled that it's raining, as we badly need water. A lovely read. Have a fabulous week. xx

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    1. I'm not keen on shivering, hope it warms up a bit for you soon xx

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