For reasons I fail to fathom the sun keeps shining. Australia is colder than us today! It is 43% in Perth and 53% in Brisbane, we reach 77% here today and it is past the zenith! Jings, Crivvens and Help ma Boab Jimmy! I spent twenty minutes in the sun and found it too hot. Oh if this can last a few months I will be happy. I was meant to live in hot places, with a Tesco close by.
The swifts are racing across the sky chomping on beasties and screeching after one another, doing their best to avoid the police helicopter that has suddenly appeared. Scattered around the part are half dressed young women, this is fine unless they are fat and insist on wearing shorts! Worse still are men in shorts, it's not clever and not fashionable, especially at your age mate! Fat men in T-shirts with ageing messages across the front is one thing, add shorts and it's a no go area. Fine for the garden, not the street!
A strong breeze is waving through the trees blasting warm air on everybody, this I assure you is unusual here. Around the pubs in the town centre the 'continental layout' introduced by the council some years ago features folks sitting chatting at the tables while soaking in the sun and beer. Whether the continentals fail to hold their drink like the English is a question others can answer. The English flags that began to spring up a week or two ago have all but disappeared again. I must check the recycled bins to see if there is one set apart for them alone.
The gap in the world cup games has been useful, I have caught up on sleep! I was so tired and feeling worn out that I fell asleep as the extra time began in the USA game the other night. This half hour turned out to be the best of the tournament! Typical innit? The big four teams, all getting through by luck rather than talent, now face each other. The 'smaller' nations who attempted to play with a bit of swagger are out but the usual crew are through. Hopefully Belgium, the least of the four, will turn them over and take the cup home. Any team that manages to beat Scotland deserves to win the World Cup I say!
I am touched by the birthday greetings I have received. My great niece made a point about being an uncle, then changed it to 'Great Uncle' because I am old. Her Christmas has been spent on Amazon Books but she does not yet know this. Funnily enough I look at the cards and still expect to see one from my mum, yet she died almost five years ago. How things stick in the mind. I am grateful for those kind greetings, even though the poison bottle was empty......bah!