It’s been a seriously long week, some of which has been enjoyable but mostly exhausting. We had a short moment of light relief as the rain finally fell on Friday, this was short lived as we then spent the weekend basking in the baking heat.
It’s really hard to do much of anything with the high temperatures, the cloud cover has helped a little but still, it feels really stuffy and I’m finding it quite a struggle to go about my day-to-day chores without breaking into a sweat and surrendering myself to the sofa.
Whilst I adore summer, there is a limit to the amount of sunshine I can tolerate and my skin has just about had enough. Although I’ve spent the majority of my time outdoors, I’m usually hiding under the shade of a tree, a parasol or anything large enough to cast some form of shadow.
According to the met office we are forecast further rain for tonight and into tomorrow, I can only hope that their predictions are correct as otherwise I will continue to frazzle despite the cloud cover which according to my lobster like colouring offered no protection whatsoever yesterday.
What better way to kick back and relax whilst seeking shade from the sun by lazing under the canopy of the trees? This is precisely how I spent last weekend and whilst we’ve had a lovely, lazy weekend at home this week, I rather missed being out in the woods under the shades of the trees.
“In a forest of stone
Underneath the corporate canopy
Where the sun
Is not so soft
Not so soft”
Ani DiFranco – Not So Soft