Thursday Thirst.


You know how the British can be really boring as all we talk about is the weather?  Well Today is the same as yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, what I mean is it’s HOT!  Now this is actually quite unusual for us as our summers are almost always hit and miss and of course there is nothing to say that this band of warm weather will stay and as we are away on our family vacation at the beginning of August, it probably means it will be gone by then but while it is here I am making the most of it.

The garden is starting to show the effects of the heat and I am just watering our new plants.  The established bushes, trees etc don’t need it as they have been in a long time but the grass is also starting to go brown.  Certainly driving around the village, you can see how brown the grass verges are getting.  However a few days of rain and they will green right up again.


This begins on Sunday, our Village Carnival, and of course we couldn’t ask for better weather.  When I had my stall a few year’s ago it had been constant rain for several weeks beforehand and on the day it was blowing a gale so because I will not be there it will be lovely and warm!!!

Interior Apple Tree Gift Shop

Mel, Girlfriends Mom, took me out for breakfast today at a cafe in Ockbrook, near to where we live.  It’s called “The Apple Tree Gift and Teashop” and it is lovely.  The front of the building has all sorts of gifts and cards, great for that present you need for someone who is difficult to buy for! 

Apple Tree Gift Shop

This is their cake counter and I must say they looked lovely, although we had breakfast which was very good.  I will have to take DH as he loves cakes!!!

When I got back I did some work and again sorted out some other things in our Den so I am slowly getting everything tidy!!  Tomorrow I have house jobs to do and am going to get up very early and get that done before the heat gets too much.  I also have some errands to run and again will try to get them done before it is too warm.  I also have to call on the Boys’ Godparents who are back from a month’s holiday in Europe, it’s his Birthday next week so I need to take his present round as they are usually away for his Birthday too.  Oh to be retired and be able to do what you want when you want!!!!!


I have to keep checking Treacle when she is in her basket to make sure she is okay as she sleeps so soundly as she is spending so much time outside in the fresh air, that when she is in her basket she is solid gone!!!  This was this afternoon and you can see how tucked up she is!!!  She kept getting up in the night again last night as it was so warm and she was trying to find a cool spot.  One of my jobs tomorrow is to call her spa and get an appointment for her!!!

I hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday.

Hot Hugs, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “Thursday Thirst.

  1. farmquilter

    If you want the weather to cool and rains to come, get Treacle off to the spa!! I hope your Village Carnival has beautiful weather. Another day with temps close to 100 here…so thankful for air con! Does you car have A/C? It is standard equipment on most cars in the USA now.

  2. Molly the AireGirl

    We had rain today and tomorrow, our hot days will begin and they will last for TOO many days. We feel for you, Miss Susie, and we are not looking forward to this Too Hot weather!

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