Just Another Heat Wave

Belgium is now also officially in heat wave. The heatwave is expected to last several days and has already seen temperatures rise as high as 35 degrees Celsius. Yesterday, we enjoyed the hottest day of the year. It’s too hot to work in the recording studio so we have enough water and beverages ready, and reserve our place to relax in the shade.


Mr. Bowie joined me this morning at 7 o’clock to read the newspaper. What a nice place to enjoy the morning sun, my friend. I love the quiet of the morning, the peaceful calm of a day starting up. Oh did I mention the espresso and dark chocolate?

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

81 responses

  1. Your weather sounds like ourweather Herman. Only the early mornings are nice and cool. I am having coffee by my open window as I type, outdoors is soaking wet from condensed humidity and I don’t have a nice patio area like you do. However if I get up early enough I get to watch the bats in my neighbor’s attic come home to sleep. The cats like wayching them too.

    • We can spot bats late in the evening. Mr. Bowie keeps an eye on them too but they are way too fast to catch…
      Oh yes, I really enjoy these moments early in the morning…

  2. In our weather forecast was told that very hot air is coming from Morocco, but not to us. So you got it, 35Β° is too much for working, it is too much for everything. Mr. Bowie is nicely glowing in the morning sun, he has some gold in his fur.

    • Mr. Bowie also got a heart of gold… πŸ™‚
      You are so right, it’s way too hot to do anything. But a delicious ice cream however… πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you, Debra. The mornings are also my favourite part of the day. I love it when everything is still so silent…

  3. It’s the same here in my part of the Eastern US. Kind of like wearing a sock for two days and then sticking your head in it. Let’s just all get through this, Mr. Bowie.

  4. Ice cream, espresso and chocolate smoothies are good for beating the heat. You can make Mr. Bowie a Cataccino with lots of cream. I don’t know if you heard about it, but apparently Starbucks is offering “Pupaccinos” for people’s dogs β€” a cup of whipped cream from what I heard.

    • We should sue Starbucks for discriminating cats…!! How rude…

      I’m off to the kitchen to fix us a chocolate smoothie. Thanks for the idea, my friend! I’m sure Mr. Bowie agrees…

  5. Dark chocolate at 7 a.m.? Our mom sure likes the sound of that. We have the H-O-T-S again here, and we are so over it. Mom is really bummed that she has a doctor’s appointment today and must go out in the heat. Enjoy the shade and the early morning cooler temps. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

    • Thank you so much, my dear friends! Hope you’re having a marvellous day too and your Mom comes back home real soon with a good rapport.

  6. Oh, yes! My favorite time of the day during the hot months. The other necessary element to this patio bliss: the family cat or cats, making sure you are still around to feed and play with and love them!

    • Mr. Bowie doesn’t want to play when it’s so hot. He’s looking for a cool spot in the shade. He only comes out for his treats… πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you so much! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”
      I love the lavender. It reminds me of great holidays in the South of France, the Hautes-Alpes area.

  7. Out of the rain and into the frying pan. Good thing you have a cool morning patio and plenty of refreshments. How does Bowie like the “dog days” of summer? Paw up or down?

    • “Paw down” says Mr. Bowie. He prefers the cooler days of spring and autumn. But hey, now we have extra ice cream… πŸ˜‰

  8. Sounds like the purrfect way to start a hot summer’s day. πŸ™‚
    And Mr Bowie looks stunning, sitting with his back to the sun, catching those early morning golden rays πŸ™‚

  9. You are all prepared, good. Including ice cream, which I suppose has some chocolate in it. He sure is looking intently at something there. Have a good weekend and keep cool!

    • Oh… thank you very much, my friend! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”
      Have a wonderful weekend with lots of tuna treats…

  10. How about a espresso or chocolate iced shake? I don’t know if it’s a breakfast treat, but cooling off for sure. When it is hot like that my Moshu spends her time on the floor, since that is cooler or likes to sleep under the couch, coming out only for unexpected treats, Moew

    • Mr. Bowie likes to sleep on the floor (inside the house) in the evening and at night when it’s so hot. I tried it myself but it was too hard for me…

  11. Every day that starts in the company of Mr. Bowie is a blessing. He must suffer from the heat though… Ice cream might help you both. A bar of chocolate, espresso and an ice cream for two – peace and harmony all around. Wishing you a mild September!

    • Thank you, Inese! You are so right about everything, especially about the company of Mr. Bowie to start the day…

    • We’ll keep an eye on that chocolate…
      True, we lost a very great, warm and gentle musician this week. He was a real legend in Belgium (and the rest of the world…).

  12. Stay cool, Herman and Mr. Bowie!We’ve had a number of consecutive days in the mid 90s, which caused some problems with our blueberries. We’re in a brief reprieve right now, with cool cloudy mornings. That is not supposed to last long though!

    All the best to our Belgian friends from everyone here. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Lavinia! Oh no… problems with my favourite fruit, the blueberries…!! Hope the situation will be back to normal soon. I love blueberries on my vanilla ice cream.

      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my dear friend!

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