Over Scorchio

22 Jul

Sorry it’s been a while since posting but, well, no excuses, just rather flagging.

How’s the summer been treating you? I’m a one for the heat, used to love driving the highways and byways, singing out loud, window down, just basking in the brightness of the days, feeling the sun kiss my pale skin. But you see I’ve become a ‘woman of a certain age’ and hormones have come into play.  

It’s been a very long time since we have had a summer like it, some seven to eight weeks without rain, only a couple of overcast days, others have afternoons and evenings of uninterrupted strong sunshine. Temperatures regularly hitting and staying in the high eighties.

Now for those unfamiliar, I have a serious lordosis. My spinal curve is more < than (. To stop painful discomfort I wear a support. Imagine double thickness granny girdle elastic, along with a foam pad covered in a suedette type material, tight against the skin from waking to falling back into bed. All too frequently I have trickles of moisture running down to my ordinary unpretty undies, I am constantly wet. I feel like I am cooking my kidneys wearing what feels like a heating pad.  It’s a dreadful sensation of a morning putting the dank cold pad back on, until the heat warms it up and cooks me for the rest of the day.  

Use a fan, I hear you cry, well that brings a new issue, cool drafty air movement does things to me, how to put it delicately, it accelerates my digestive transit, quicker than I can transit my delicate self to the loo!  Off to ASDA tomorrow, the coldest store in town, that might be fun, hope it doesn’t freeze my damp back pad. 

It truly pains me to say it – but I am so over the hot summer. Still kids break up from school next week, cue the rain!


Posted by on July 22, 2018 in Life



9 responses to “Over Scorchio

  1. menhir1

    July 22, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    It takes a certain mind over matter to potter about with all the extra wadding in the conditions you describe. Fans are not all that they are cracked up to be, they re-circulate the air dry or humid. We have humid air flows, which do not help you. Circulating air can be better- though not always- than no sense of air circulation at all, I suppose. Air conditioning may be an answer, but, not an economic one. What about de-humidifiers, are they any use?

    Temperatures are cooler here, but for us it’s mild as we’re used to lower temperatures. A lot of local people melt into a blob at anything over 20C.

    Enjoy your shopping store experience.


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    • AnneMarie

      July 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      All too soon I’ll be cold, lol, wrapped up in woolly jumpers, thick socks and needing the light on all day ……. There is just no pleasing some!! Lol


      • menhir1

        July 22, 2018 at 10:58 pm

        Le donne e mobile….according to the opera. I think that suggests you are allowed to please yourself with what pleases you best and when it pleases you. xxx

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      • AnneMarie

        July 22, 2018 at 11:02 pm

        Woman is fickle …. Is right!

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  2. Bushka

    July 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    You are unique…..Having come to ‘know’ you….via your blog and posts…over the years I stand in awe of your mental disposition……in the midst of your ‘physical, mental, emotional…and spiritual turmoil you never fail to maintain your attitude laced with your distinctive sense of humour. Just LOVE YOU AnneMarie…. In the thick of the heat…keep cool…. HUGS 👏👏😘😘

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    • AnneMarie

      July 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Forecast is for five days of over 30C heat, I might just have to let me inner vampire out and stay in bed all day and be up at night. For now the damp sponge will have to do cooling my neck down …..

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      • Bushka

        July 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm

        Whatever you do…..keep cool. Night time might well be best time…..No need for covering up. 😉 Hugs.

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  3. deacongill

    July 23, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Ugh, I really feel for you. I lived in Nigeria for 10 years, some of the time at the edge of the Sahara, and grew to loathe the heat. We often had no water or electricity, to compound the misery! Menhir asks about dehumidifiers – I have mine on because the air here is so moist, but it tends to heat up the room rather than cool it. It sounds to me like airconditioning is the only answer … I wonder if it’s worth considering? Maybe a system that blows hot and cold air would be most effective, given how temperamental our seasons are!

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    • AnneMarie

      July 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Having to wear something that holds and increases heat is the killer. That and immobility. My bedroom faces east and the curtains are always closed (unless BFF is here) so I might just collapse on the bed for the afternoon, lol.

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