Sitting here with a cool 36C, touching 37C in the shade. 28C in the house. The stones of the road side wall are too hot to touch and the sun has only been round that way for an hour. The cats have all disappeared to their own favourite cool places, one in the car in the garage, one in the cellar and one, well who knows? Still, at least today I have decided to not work, even though its a Saturday and I should be cutting gite lawns for the new arrivals - tough I'm not doing it!!! Yesterday was enough, six hours of strimming long grass in full sun and only some shade. But then it was only 34C in the shade. The local Comice (Agricultural fair) kicks off today, fortunately I have nothing to do with it this year, two days of blisteringly hot full on sun and cold lager at 2 per 1/4 litre.