I am not feeling great at the moment. Oh my health is just fine but I am struggling to cope with this oppressively hot weather. I am having to spend an awful amount of time just trying to keep the garden plants alive as it is so dry. Oh how I wish that we had some rain, just a day or two would be great. Other things I am struggling with include not being able, because of the heat, to do much work. What work I have been doing has centred on garden maintenance but even that is limited for it gets too strenuous and uncomfortable. I have therefore been doing that work early in the mornings and late in the afternoons when it has been much cooler. I thought it might have rained a couple of days ago for there were clouds in the sky, something we haven’t seen much of lately. Yes I know that when we do get the cooler and wetter days I will probably moan about them if they last too long too. I think I should move further north but I would only then get pestered by midges, thousands of them. It is bad enough having to suffer the flies we have been getting here. Summer is fine if it isn’t too hot, too dry or too humid and it is often one or more of those at the same time, just as it has been lately here. Aside from all of that I cannot complain can I? Life is good no matter what the circumstances. Do you know I feel better already! Today I will be watching more football on television, Sweden vs Switzerland this afternoon and later in the evening England vs Columbia. It would be nice to see my home country being successful in the competitions. I wish them the best but I cannot see them progressing much further if I am honest having seen the competition. It keeps me indoors for a time while the weather gets on with frying us all outside. By the time you read this you will know how my country’s team got on and hopefully by then I will be feeling much better in regards to the weather……..it should be raining.