A Room with a View

Hot (hotter, hottest). Okay, I’m going to huff and puff during the making of this post. I will try to be brief. For the third time this year, we’re having a heat wave. A recurrent phenomenon the last 3-4 years that deserves our attention and more research. Thank goodness there’s ice cream and cool milkshakes to comfort me…

As you probably remember, I did a complete makeover in my house. All the curtains were also removed and replaced with black, aluminium blinds. Mr. Bowie prefers them a little bit up so he can still enjoy the view outside.

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

 

Europe 7/25

Europe is hot hot hot. Heat records tumble in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The most extreme heat will build from central and northern France into Belgium. We definitely need more ice cream, milkshakes, fresh fruit and smoothies… Thank goodness I got friendly neighbours with a swimming pool.

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

Record-Breaking Heat Wave

Another record-smashing heat wave! This week the Belgian’s all-time record temperature will be broken, with highs of above 40°C forecast. The Heat Health Alert level Code Red is in force since yesterday. We need to stay inside, drink a lot of water and have a lot of ice cream, of course.

This morning, while Mr. Bowie was having a break, the temperature was already above 30°C in the shade. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to get ready to go swimming and have another dose of ice cream.

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

Pancakes/Ice Cream?

Summer’s here! June 21 marks the summer solstice in this part of the world, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight. This always make me feel good and happy. I bought some extra vanilla and coffee ice cream to help me cool down next week. Weatherman predicts the first heatwave with temperatures going up to 38 degrees Celsius. Looking forward to having breakfast and reading the newspaper outside in the garden.

Pritty, Mr. Bowie’s mom, prefers pancakes but it looks like we are going for ice cream next week…

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

Pretzels

“These pretzels are making me thirsty.” This is one of the first popular lines to emerge from the sitcom Seinfeld. The New York Post listed the “pretzels” line as one of “Seinfeld’s 25 greatest contributions to the English language.” Seinfeld is my favourite sitcom in television history.Temperatures will drop below 30 degrees Celsius next Wednesday. Hooray! It’s about time… This heat is making me thirsty and leaving me longing for ice cream.

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

Catch

Early in the morning or late in the evening. This is the best time of the day to catch my Dad. Local authorities start to take action against the heatwave and the extreme drought. The Flemish public health authority issued the following advice: ‘drink sufficiently, eat ice cream, and keep yourself and your home cool”. It also advised taking care of others. “Keep an eye on children and animals. Go and visit older people, cats or those who live alone. Are they drinking enough?” the authority said in a statement. “Is their clothing suitable for the temperature? Do they have a cool place to relax?”

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

 

Newsflash #34

Mr. Bowie’s Gotcha Day! We had a very good day yesterday. Some close friends surprised me with a visit and together we celebrated Mr. Bowie’s Gotcha Day outside in the garden. Thank goodness nine years ago Mr. Bowie decided to move in to my home. Due to the ideal weather conditions, it felt like the traditional guerrilla-surprise-pudding-parties from the past.

We had lots of ice cream with fresh grapes, blueberries and pineapple. Mr. Bowie had a combination of tuna, salmon and chicken pasta. Still warm weather today and heatwave (“history will judge” climate change deniers) set for the next days. Isn’t life grand? Sometimes.

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

 

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