|Hastings Battleaxe Mermaid|
The last few days have been incredibly hot…hot…hot. So much so that the Philosopher and myself had to take to the sea this morning – it was Ancient Mariner calm… a few painted fishing boats on the painted sea.
I stuck it longer than him – have more blubber – and churned up and down busily and healthily for a bit. I intend to go swimming quite often. I want to be one of those old ladies you see on the TV news swimming on Christmas morning, in a reinforced, probably floral but maybe navy, swimming costume with a bosom like a shelf, and a white rubber swimming hat with lots of flowers on. When I said this to the Philosopher, he said something along the lines of that being typical – I always had the look worked out, but actually doing the thing was a different matter….maybe he is right….
It was so hot in the house we had to let new cat Digby go outside, just to let a bit of air in. He was good for a bit and stayed in view but then legged it into the next door garden. He came back OK. So far, we think he will be a nice cat to have around. He is very gentle – we have seen no sign of claws yet, and likes to hang round and see what we are doing most of the time.
It is a mystery to us how people manage with cats that live indoors all the time – how do they cope with keeping the windows and doors shut on days like this? Answers on a postcard, please.