So much for Summer gradually coming to an end.
Yesterday, although not as sticky as last week, the shade temperature in Larnaka was reported as 35C. It felt considerably hotter. For the first time this year, we used the air conditioning in the dining room in the evening when we ate. And then I left the study air conditioner on even after I had turned my computer off, and was reading. In the last couple of weeks I had been opening the doors and windows during the evening, which gave a pleasant breeze, even if a little sticky. Yesterday it was hotter outside than inside, even by 9pm.
Today is no better. Apparently it's 35C in the shade again, and - according to the weather site - it 'feels like 41C'. I don't know how they calculate that. It's not even particularly humid. But it definitely feels considerably hotter than my comfort zone.
When Richard got up, he said, 'There's something you need to do today.'
'What?' I asked. The accounts, perhaps? Buy something locally which we'd run out of? Clean up a hairball?
'You need to remember to use the air conditioning in any room you're in!' he said.
He was right. On Thursdays I make the beds with clean sheets - well, only one bed now, with neither of the boys at home - and clean the whole upstairs. I don't think I could have done it at all without the air conditioner on in our bedroom.
We even used the dining room aircon at lunchtime. And then the living room a/c after lunch while we drank our frappés and chatted.
As for the cats... they're flaking out all over the house. Tessie is particularly inelegant at times: