Updated on Monday, 3 October, see below.
We’re having a heatwave and I’m totally delirious with joy. I LOVE hot weather and 27-28°C in October is enough for me to go on a serotonin high.
The sandpit is out again, filled with fresh sand. The summer dresses are out again and all we seem to eat is ice cream and fruit – how could anyone complain??
The boots and the jackets can wait until Thursday (that’s apparently when the real October will arrive).
Saturday morning, Chiswick House Gardens
Monday, 3 October update:
I was going to do a separate post, but then I figured I’d just update this one with the überexciting list of “what we did last weekend”.
On Saturday morning we all got into a Streetcar again and headed over to Chiswick to take Oskar to the Estonian school and hang out in the cafe/playground nearby. Weather was better than the best summer’s day we’ve had this year and many Estonians were complaining the next day of having gotten a sunburn.
Estonians in general do not believe in sunblock, by the way. I differ from most of them in that regard, I do not like the idea of my skin getting red and damaged. I guess though we’ll have to wait another few decades to see which theory is the “correct” one :)
After school we drove home, had some lunch, did the grocery shopping and then decided that we’re sick of years and years of Streetcar use and went car shopping!
A few hours later we had almost bought a nice black 2008 Audi A4 station wagon ( or “estate” or whatever your word for it is). They weren’t in the mood to lower the price a bit though so we didn’t complete the sale. Next weekend – new car yard. Maybe this time we’ll walk drive away with one.
Then it was evening and the usual bathtime/bedtime mayhem followed by a nice cozy night on the couch watching the Source Code.
Sunday started early because J and I had to be at a race on the other side of Wimbledon by 8:30. I moaned a bit having to get up early on a Sunday but once my running kit was on, I was ok.
The run started at 9 am and already by then the sun was blazing down on us. Needless to say I did not break 50 min for the 10k as I had hoped, I ran it in 51:11. We’re doing Clapham 10k in two weeks, maybe the weather is colder then I can break that darn 50 minute mark.
Rest of the Sunday was just spent at home. The kids roamed around, all the doors were open, the sandpit was filled with new sand, homework was done outside – it was glorious and felt like a holiday.
Seeing signs for Christmas parties outside restaurants made me feel like I was back in Australia heading into a nice hot Christmas :)
Today the winds of change are blowing through London already. It’s still very warm, but it’s windy so it’s obvious that the hot weather is going back to Africa. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted (and it probably will last another couple of days).