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In The Summertime

Depending on your opinion of things, something has either gone right, or wrong this summer so far, the weather is gorgeous. So much so, I cant remember the last time I shut my bedroom window at night. Yes, I know, tempting fate and all that, but lets chance it. Fine, so July and August over here, should be hot and sunny, but how often of late it hasnt been, is a moot point.

Hey, not only am I wearing a skirt to work now, better ventilation and all that, I’m wearing a thin summer skirt, albeit one down close to my ankles, but thats due to the state of my knees, more than anything else. No, I dont plan on pushing my luck with summer dresses for work, though I went out in one today, albeit most of the time in a car, but at present, I really dont need more. Mind, I do wonder if anyone at work would blink if I did wear a dress to work, but not likely to find out! Well, maybe something less flimsy on Boxing Day, when its a taxi both ways, but they should have forgotten I said that by then lol!

But…it reached 85 here today, and is still 79, even after 8.00 (data care of Weather channel website), but compared to Kansas City, its not that hot, its currently 98 there, mid afternoon! Yes, I know, by September it should have calmed down a bit, but even so…Maybe the brave folk of Missouri and Kansas will have to put up with the sight of my knees, in a shorter skirt! Summer dress, we will see…Lets just say that Albany, in November will need something warmer!

Only snag is, getting to enjoy it. Yesterday I did 10.5 hours at work, tomorrow its 11.75! Yes, some of it is self inflicted overtime, but even so…Mind, I wont be complaining in a few months time about it, will I? 😉 Funny, normally I’m not one for overtime, but this is the last week where the extra pay will go into the August pay packet, to help with holiday costs, so…

Oh fine, you’ve guessed the video? Some shocking sideburns here, I guess things were different in 1970?

In the summertime

Yes, well for a few days at least, it seems that finally summer has arrived here in Yorkshire. And arrived in style, it has to be said. Hottest day of the summer, I think it reached 80 here today, but dont quote me on that. All I can say is, it felt like it did. So of course today was the day that I had to end up walking miles lol!

Had an appointment at the beauty therapist this afternoon, getting the fingernails gelled up, a facial, and I now have less eyebrows than before too. So why all the walking? Well, at 1.30 there should be a bus to Wakefield, which runs close to where I go for treatment. Please note, I said should. Yes, you guessed it, still stood there at 1.40, and bus nowhere in sight. So, I got a bus most of the way, then walked from there. Unfortunately, from ‘there’, to the therapy place is pretty much an uphill walk. Not Alpe D’Huez, or anything like that, but for a middle aged, non sporting type, well its definitely uphill lol! And of course, I was running short on time by then too, for 2.00 appointment. Yes, I made it, and bus did eventually pass me at pretty much the last moment, but must have been 25 minutes late.

Anyway, treatment over, I head back to get a bus back down towards home. Oh dear! Apparently the road was closed further on, no bus was going to appear anytime soon! So I had the delight of a near 2 mile walk home, in blazing hot temperatures, wonderful. And yes, I was hot by the time I got back, and hopefully my arms will turn out tanned, not burnt, but knowing my luck… But alright, being out in just a t-shirt and trousers this summer was quite something.

Given the forecast for tomorrow, I’m hoping to get out again, hopefully the trains will be more reliable than the buses today, but wont hold my breath on that! Not certain where, just get out in the sun for a few hours somewhere, thats all.

Lastly, for all the cricket fans here, I saw the most amazing game tonight on Sky, Sussex v Gloucestershire. 40 overs, over 420 runs, and a 37 ball century from Scott Styris. Not many sides score over 190 in 20 overs and lose, but Gloucestershire did!

The music, an absolute oldie, and the least said about the sideburns, the better! But it just seems suitable, for a few days at least