After my posting yesterday, the sky clouded over once more and we heard thunder in the distance, getting closer. So we switched off all the computers - and five minutes later we hd yet more rain, for another half hour. Amazing.
However by 5pm the rain stopped, the sun came out, and the evening felt quite pleasant. The church barbecue went ahead - not much else they could do, really, given the amount of meat that had already been bought! We were all asked to take a salad and/or dessert, so as there are four of us, I made some coleslaw and cut up a watermelon. It was too muggy to do any serious cooking, although I know I took the lazy way out!
It was a pleasant evening with masses of food. Quite a few people who were expected didn't turn up, so there was loads left over, some of which was given to various people. This photo shows the long table with just the various salads on it...
Today it rained AGAIN! Only for about ten minutes this time, and not so heavily as yesterday. But even so, pretty amazing to have this much rain so early in the Autumn. The weather is predicted to stay hot (32C in the daytime) for the next ten days or so, but at least it's a little cooler overnight.