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Mad dogs and English men

Go out in the mid day sun.

Felling hot, hot, hot

Best place to eat your bone
But then try and find some where cool

Hay cutting
Hot chicks
Shaded Guinea-pigs
And Rabbits
Gorgon checking out if it has cooled down
Lids soaking the heat up outside where he spent most of the day

I put the ovens on full whack to make bread
And ironed for the charity shop

It's been a tad warm the past few days, wilting like an English rose I can only 'do' mornings outside before I start to expire, even checking the animals water at lunchtime brings my eyes stinging as perspiration falls into them. So I stayed inside to make bread and do my good turn in ironing clothes ready to go to the Parisot charity shop after I answered a plea for ironers. Although they have not seen my work, don't think ironing will be my next carer choice. The French make clothes were a lot harder to iron with fiddly bits than the English brands so I could always advertise English clothes only or square pillow cases.

Farmer J is on a mission to get the hay made this week, before rain comes. He has finished La Conite's land and has cut three fields here by tonight. Tomorrow turning, putting it in lines and bailing to be done in the heat, so glad I can't drive a tractor.

The animals tried to stay cool apart from Lids who seems to be a lizard with fur.


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