When you’re so organised and put this post together all week long, just to forget that little intro bit so it still isn’t published when it was supposed to be. Yup, that’s me. I was doing so well.
Anyways, it’s 7AM on Saturday morning, I’m trying to touch type this in the dark as Kris is still asleep, and it’s damn hot. I’ve taken to sleeping this other way up in the bed because I’m convinced it’s cooler down there. Is it? I have no idea, but there’s at least freedom from Mr. I Insist On Laying Really Close At All Times. Pretty sure Kris just expels the body heat and I absorb it all. That and his big head blocks the fan.
Enough about the weather, it is summer and all that. This definitely happened last year, and the year before that, and before that, whatever Twitter would have you believe.
I’m off the enjoy the summer before it eventually turns to cold and rain because Autumn happens.
Today was such a productive day. I started early and got all the housework out of the way and then managed to put a few blog posts together for next month. After getting everything done, I went to meet Kris from work and found little guy enjoying some nectar time!
We had plans to go out for the day, but it’s been a long week of early mornings and late finishes for Kris, plus he had to pop to work this Saturday morning, so we opted for a leisurely bike ride in a new-to-us forest just outside of town.
There were trees, many birds singing, the feeding of ducks, strategically backing away from said ducks when the geese decided to join and began hissing, and then there was pizza for tea. It was a good day.
Kris even caught himself some Pokémen, since he is, like the rest of the world, playing PokêmonGo. Except me, I sort of feel like the only person that isn’t playing it.
Most of today was spent reading and going for a little walk in the afternoon. Whilst Kris was catching Pokémon, I was getting a little snap of the blackbird pruning in the tree.
Look at this little guy! This little dude was crossing the path as I was cycling home this morning so I quickly stopped to get his photo. Which he so kindly obliged to and sat nice and still in the leaves.
Oh it’s hot. Hot hot hot. But it’s glorious and I’m not complaining, I’m just plodding around the house in my underwear instead. But my poor Chopster, it’s too hot for him so I’ve set him up his own personal fan to keep him cool and feeding him frozen mango (his most favourite fruit!) and peas in the evenings.
Oh and the mosquitoes. They are back and they are bitting me and I want to scratch my legs off. I got bitten on the face! Twice! And on the palm of the hand!
Another gorgeous sunny day! Heatwave or not, I love the sunshine and the bright blue skies. I stopped to take some photos of the sparrows this morning, there’s a whole gang of them nesting and living in the roof of this house and they are always sitting in this tree just by the cycle path.
Today was the Belgian National Day so it was nice and quiet out as everyone had the day off work. Except Kris, because we’d switched the holiday to Friday instead. It was another hot day so this was just a quick snap before retreating to the comfort of my apartment with my fan and chilled water.
Here’s to another sunny week and maybe a touch of rain to cool down the nights. How’s everyone’s week been?