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Leaving Puerto Rico which is just as hot. But less air conditioning. :(

Nicer beaches though.
It's not so much the heat that got us because we survived Death Valley and AZ with its dry heat but the humidity of the southern States.
As I mentioned previously stepping out of a plane from London Heathrow into the midday sun of Houston was like getting into a warm shower wrapped up in a wet duvet..:laugh2:
My wife and I felt positively ill and had to go back into the airport lounge and stay there till our connecting flight to Phoenix arrived.
I know it's all about acclimatisation but initially it's quite hard coming from a country that doesn't have extremes in weather.
Sounds like you had a nice holiday though.. :dude:
 

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Laura read this ridiculous warning on the weather channel

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 110 THIS AFTERNOON, AND STILL REACHING AS HIGH AS 105 SUNDAY, DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S. HEAT INDEX HIGHEST IN LOWER ELEVATIONS AND URBAN AREAS. * TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT ILLNESSES DURING OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. &&
she warned me to stay inside today . because she knows that I usually don't pay attention to what I consider to be scare tactics . so now I feel like I'm on house arrest :laugh2:
 

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Laura read this ridiculous warning on the weather channel



she warned me to stay inside today . because she knows that I usually don't pay attention to what I consider to be scare tactics . so now I feel like I'm on house arrest :laugh2:
A comfortable 69.8 f here today with sun and a gentle sea breeze.
We are off out to do some food shopping and will stop here for a cream tea and walk the pug..

 

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I sometimes stroll through that churchyard at the witching hour armed with nothing more than an L.E.D flashlight and a capo...:laugh2:
No ghosts as yet.
They're frit. It's the capo.

Pugs certainly were never bred for agility courses that's for sure but you couldn't find a more laid back docile breed with absolutely no malice or aggression. If Peppy sees a rabbit she wants to play with it.
One of the world's oldest dog breeds they were bred solely as companion dogs and in the old Chinese dynasties actually had their own quarters and held a higher status in court than women.
Clearly the patriarchy has deep and ancient roots :)
 

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looks amazing . have a Great Day , Phil :thumb:
Thanks Art.
We are back from our shopping spree.
I'm cooking a chicken jalfrezi for Lauren and Pete tomorrow so had to get a few things in from the supermarket in town.
We stopped by at Haselbury Mill, had a cream tea between us and a cappuccino for Sylvia. Then we walked around the grounds and lake with the pug who wanted to play with the ducks but couldn't understand why they all jumped off of the bank and into the lake..:laugh2:
We shared one of these and I had a pot of tea and Sylvia a cappuccino.
It's a lovely tranquil place with lakes and a gentle babbling brook with old wooden bridges.
You and Laura would love it.


Always lots of events go on there..
Classic cars, music etc etc.




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Europe and US brace for extreme temperatures as heatwave returns

The United States and Europe are bracing for extreme heat this week as several countries face an incredible rise in temperatures.


Nearly 150 million people across the US are facing hazardous temperatures, and heat warnings have been issued in parts of eastern Canada.


In the UK, temperatures could reach highs of 33 degrees on Tuesday, with Met Office forecasters warning of thunderstorms and several uncomfortable nights of sleep.


Southern England will have the hottest weather in the early part of the week, while heat builds across continental Europe with temperatures climbing to the mid-30s and even early 40s.


Climate data showed June was the hottest month on record worldwide, with a heatwave across Europe smashing national temperature records.


June temperatures across the continent were 3 degrees hotter than the baseline average between 1850-1900, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said.
Etc. From The Telegraph
 

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They're frit. It's the capo.



Clearly the patriarchy has deep and ancient roots :)
Capo...Best legal knuckleduster you can get.:laugh2:

Yeah, I know it's hard to believe just how sacred pugs (Lo Zei ) were to the Chinese Emperors back then.
Not only did they have their own luxury quarters but also a 24/7 armed guard and commoners were not allowed to own one on the pain of death.
Mind you,I do think some dog owners get slightly pissed off as wherever a pug goes they always draw a crowd.

 
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Yeah, I know it's hard to believe just how sacred pugs (Lo Zei ) were to the Chinese Emperors back then.
Not only did they have their own luxury quarters but also a 24/7 armed guard and commoners were not allowed to own one on the pain of death.
I really had no idea about any of this. Starting with the age of the breed and its Imperial Chinese origins. Old Steppenwolf has come a long, strange way since the end of the last glacial.
 

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Here's one of ours - they sit either side of the fireplace and keep evil spirits from entering the house via the chimney. Since they were installed, we've had no more nonsense from the fat bearded guy in red :laugh2:


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Sorry for the crap photo, but I got snarled at by H who is watching TV :confused:
 


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