Good morning. It was another scorcher yesterday, wasn't it? Far too hot to go out after lunch and I kept to the minimum the need to go out (to the shed or to hang/take in clothes) although I have to say, it was a great drying day as there was a breeze as well as the heat.
Today? Worse, they say. Oh, my!
Matt came round to service the boiler (all done and OK) and to see if he could work out why the downstairs radiators are so reluctant to come on. He's going to have to come back another time to sort that one out but it will probably involve new thermostats on the radiators and a trip up to the loft to investigate stuff up there. Lovely!!!
Al and I were able to go out in the morning, to Writtle church. I've been there before and done a post about the church but I was pleased to be going back. I always seem to notice something else. It was new to Al, of course.
One thing I had got wrong. There's a chest/box with three locks and what I thought was that box wasn't at all! A very pleasant lady showed us where it was and she also unlocked the vestry so that we could see the oldest stained glass window in the church that dates back to the early 1600s. I hadn't taken my camera as I already have photos of the church but I wish I had.
We spent a couple of hours in that cool, peaceful place before coming home to try and keep cool in front of the fans. Not the easiest thing to do!
Today I am popping to Morrisons early to get various bits and bobs but, apart from that, we will be staying in. I've already given the back garden a refreshing drink and picked three tomatoes (yay) and one cucumber with more on the way. They, at least, are loving this hot weather.
I have some ironing but that might just have to wait.
And that's about it. Yesterday afternoon was eerily silent - obviously parents and carers were sensibly keeping their little ones inside - and I expect today will be the same.
There's bottles of water (tap water) cooling in the fridge and I guess it will be salad all the way today.
Stay safe, everyone. xx