I know it is going to be hot again but those two days in the highs 20s were such a relief after those THREE hot days......37C, 41C and 41C (99F, 106F, 106F)......were just a bit for most of us to tolerate. Apart from my birthday on Monday I hardly stepped outside on Tuesday and Wednesday. Just long enough to check my frangipani were doing OK and then back into the airconditioning.
You may remember that for many years we had a large cage with dozens of zebra finches in our back garden. We now only have 4 left (a girl and 3 boys)....the rest had suddenly disappeared and, on looking, Phil found a tiny hole at the bottom of the cage from where they must have made their escape. We only hope that enough of them left together and perhaps were able to look out for each other. You would never have suspected a little bird would escape so easily but escape they did, poor little blighters.
Yesterday afternoon our granddaughter Aimee came for afternoon tea and with her she brought 2 white zebra finches and a little quail. She had been breeding finches and she too had some escape leaving her with just the two left plus the quail. We decided it would be a good idea if her birds went in with ours and then she could concentrate on her budgerigars although she is not breeding them right now. We always enjoy Aimee's company and have a good chat and a few laughs.
The rest of the week was very quiet with me concentrating on playing lots of scrabble online and also working on my Facebook farms. I know I probably spend far too long on the computer but as I can only spend short times doing jobs in the house it has become my companion and my contact with the outside world. Phil is wonderful to be with but I think it important that two people have different hobbies (he loves to read and listen to his classical music) so as not to get on each other's nerves. I too enjoy reading but I don't find it comfortable doing so in the daytime so usually spend an hour reading after I go to bed. We both read in bed and he sometimes far longer than I do.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend...keep cool if it is hot and keep warm if it is cool and in particular stay safe.