Monday, 1 June 2009

Am I the only person...

..who is finding our recent heatwave a little hard to handle?
I was helping out on a school trip today which involved walking around a huge field in the blistering sunshine (carrying schoolbags, coats etc just to add to the torture!). There was absolutely nowhere to hide and the heat was relentless. However this was nothing compared to the journey home on the hired coach. Forty primary one children and their poor, sweaty teachers crammed into a boiling hot bus (circa 1973) with no opening windows! The wee air nozzles in the ceiling only blew in hot air so that was no help at all. The only thing we could do to relieve the wee ones of the roasting atmosphere was to close the red velvet curtains across the window to block the searing rays from the sun. We got stuck in traffic on the way home and I thought I was going to die from the heat.
I know it's nice to get a bit of sun (goodness knows we all need some to perk us up) but sometimes it feels like this country is really ill equipped for this kind of weather. Surely it's about time air conditioning was just the norm? Anyway I read that there is supposed to be frost at the weekend so don't put away those winter woollies yet!

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