Saturday, 16 August 2008


Maritime Festival, day 2.
The sun today was scorching. And it scorched me. It chased me and I chased the shade. I put on sunscreen, then the cooling gel sunscreen that promptly pilled into disgusting little balls, then more other sunscreen. But all too little avail.

I thought I had killed a senior. No, I'm serious.
This frail-looking, elderly Jewish lady stopped at our stand and told me she worked with Dolly.
'I work with Dolly,' she said. Her English wasn't very good, so I thought she just wasn't using tenses. I smiled and nodded. Then she asked me how Dolly was. I hesitated. Then I said that I was sorry, but that Dolly had died. The woman looked at me and staggered. She actually staggered. I thought she was going to fall over. She didn't quite believe me, she kept asking more questions to check we were talking about the same person. I asked her if she needed to sit down. She almost did, but instead steadied herself on the chair. She was visibly shocked, but I was glad she was able to walk away.

At the end of the day I was sticky, tired, burnt and once again, mosquito-bitten. I also had a fair bit of pondwater on me. And honestly? I didn't feel it was worth it.

We are forecast one more day of intolerably hot weather then rain for a week. Gott sei Dank.

We just watched another new TV series called 'Greek'. It was dire, my dear God, it was dire. There has been a rash of new TV shows that are formulaic, somewhere there is a Stock, Aitken and Waterman of the TV world. I think it's God's way of telling us to buy smaller TV sets, because there's sod all to watch on them.


Anonymous said...

Same weather as ours here. Starting tomorrow the weather cools off and rains.

Poor elder person. I hope she's ok but It was probably the heat effecting her too.


Sleepy said...

It's like November here.

Schneewittchen said...

Yes, ours has too now Kat, although not to the extent I feel we were promised.

I love November in England. You've made me all homesick now. Still, admittedly, I'm not so keen on November happening in August.