26 Jul 2013

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1. It was unusually hot more then 30° up to 36°C (86 - 98 F) and we are not used to such temperatures in Belgium. I was lucky to live outside Brussels, because in the city it was even warmer and sticky.

As we have no aircondition, (it's not worthwhile) I opened all windows early morning to cool down the house, and then closed the shutters and left the windows a little open. This helped to keep the house more cool.

2. With these temperatures I really had no courage to move or to do anything which asked some effort. I just did some household scores when it was still cool but then I watched TV with a big fan standing besides me. In the afternoon I could blog outside under the Pergola and blog as there was a little wind.

3. Fortunately I remembered that we have a wonderful swimming pool in Waterloo, and I decided to go there each morning at noon time, when all people left for lunch and had enough space for me alone to swim and do some acqua gym for 45 min. When I returned home I felt like a newborn !

4. Then came a thunderstorm and rain and it cooled down a bit, so I could sort out the clothes and stuff to put in my suitcase. I also prepared some pre scheduled posts for themes and played "Easter egg hunting" by looking for my cables, adaptors, battery chargers etc for my camera, notebook and Kindle. As usual they were all at the same place, only the places had changed.

5. And while you are reading this now, I just arrived in Eastbourne UK to spend a week with my friends as I do each year. Of course the first day I won't have time to write anything !



and here I am for the next 6 days

15 comments:

Jo said...

Oh I love the point: the cables were all in the same place, only the place has changed! That's SO true! Glad you've safely arrived in Eastbourne. Enjoy! (((Hugs) Jo xxx

Sandra Carlier said...

I just post a comment and don't see it so go for a second time! As I said we are in the same feeling you were writing your post and the temperatures are so hot that we project to go to the swimminpool with Anaïs tonight! Hope you had a nice trip to Eastbourne!!! Can't wait to know more about your adventures!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. glad you got here safely .. enjoy the time settling in .. cheers Hilary

Mara said...

Have a great time in England. Hope the weather is good.

Mrs. C (Paula) said...

I got a chuckle out of your "Easter egg hunt". I have the same problem myself sometimes. :)

Faith said...

Enjoy your vacation with your friends! You must be hearing all about the royal baby over there, huh? because we sure are over here in New York State! :) It was hot and humid here too with very high temps and then this past week it finally cooled down to a perfect summer time. i laughed at your "easter egg" exploring! :) Enjoy....

Kara said...

We had the heat and humidity here as well. It was well into the 90's (f) every morning last week. Luckily it's cooled off..but now it's raining. Have a wonderful time visiting friends. Sounds like fun.

Susanne said...

Those temps are getting into the hot end for me too. My daughters would wish it stayed in those temps all summer but I'll settle for the mid '20's. Nice that you remembered the pool you could go cool off in and how clever of you to go at lunch when it would be more empty. Enjoy your vacation!

Heather said...

It's pretty hot here. We get more hot than cold unfortunately. I like the cold weather better.

Sounds like a fun trip you will be taking. I would love to travel to Europe.

Oh and swimming,how nice! I love to swim. I haven't tried any water exercises though.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Have fun! Can't wait to hear about your trip and see pictures!

barbarah said...

Have a great trip!

It would be hard to live here without air conditioning, but I do love a fresh breeze coming through the windows.

Friko said...

Welcome to the UK. At least the heatwave is broken and temperatures will be bearable. Have a great time on the coast.

Willow said...

I'm sure you are enjoying your holiday in the UK. And the weather should be a bit cooler. Yay for big fans to keep you cool.
We have AC but never use it. It seems we hardly need it here.

diane b said...

I hope its cooler there by the sea for you. have fun!

Linens and Royals said...

Eastbourne looks so pretty, hope you are having a wonderful holiday.