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Mr Larrington

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2020, 12:53:17 pm »
"Cabinda", said Mr Wastes-Far-Too-Much-Time-Poring-Over-Maps.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2020, 02:41:09 pm »
On the subject of African places, did Tolkien visit Ethiopia? It has both a Shire and a Gondor.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2020, 03:10:22 pm »
On the subject of African places, did Tolkien visit Ethiopia? It has both a Shire and a Gondor.

No - but he was familiar with Ethiopia.  It's also Gondar that's in Ethiopia, rather than Gondor.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2020, 03:17:31 pm »
He might have been acquainted with that area of Cricklewood/West Hampstead formerly inhabited by my partner, where street names bear appellations relating to Africa.

ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2020, 04:48:08 pm »
"Cabinda", said Mr Wastes-Far-Too-Much-Time-Poring-Over-Maps.

Apropos of nothing, I discovered a series of mysterious Fantas in the shop on Sunday including one that claims to be baobab fruit.

That took some investigation as it was labelled entirely in Cyrillic. Bulgarian apparently, where the baobab trees grow wild. I have yet to find the cabbage flavour Fanta they must have in Madagascar.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2020, 06:07:41 pm »
There is also daisy flavour Fanta, which is blue. Just like daisies.
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2020, 06:57:56 pm »
Blimey, I've never seen that one. You can get hawthorn (I think, it could have been lost in translation) flavour in China.

Japan though is the awesome hotbed of Fanta-dom. Moo Moo White is definitely my favourite yoghurt flavoured diabetes juice. Salty watermelon is quite good too. As is white banana.

I think Fanta was invented by the Nazis though, so we might be on dangerous ground (true apparently, because the Germans couldn't get Coca Cola syrup during the war, the Coca Cola bottling plants made an orange drink instead, because there were literally loads of oranges just lying around German during the war).
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2020, 11:04:37 am »
s/orange/orange-flavoured.  See also "cheez-flavored food product".
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2020, 12:26:17 pm »
Here in Oxon, currently 30C out, 25C inside...
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2020, 12:44:52 pm »


The number circled in red is the outside temperature. 33.1°C.
The sensor is hanging on the north-facing wall of my shed, in the shade.

Since taking the photo a few minutes ago it has crept up to 33.5°C.

Kim

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2020, 01:22:24 pm »
Mine's peaked at 31.47C.  Which is plenty, thanks.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2020, 01:27:50 pm »
34.5°C now.
I really dislike it when it gets this hot.
Heavens knows how I managed to work on construction sites in Greece when I was younger.

Kim

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2020, 01:33:25 pm »
There's something specially unpleasant about BRITISH hot.  Probably a combination of humidity, and large swings in temperature so you never get to acclimatise.  Plus we're stuck in houses optimised for ...well, they're rarely optimised for anything, but certainly not maintaining a comfortable temperature in sunny condiitons.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2020, 01:51:47 pm »
Plus we're stuck in houses optimised for ...
Value accretion.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2020, 01:57:36 pm »
Humidity is part of it for sure.  40 degrees in Arizona is (just about) bearable.  40 degrees in on the Gulf Coast requires staying in an air-conditioned environment with copious quantities of cold BEER within arm's length.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2020, 02:14:42 pm »
35°C.

ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2020, 03:08:56 pm »
Humidity is part of it for sure.  40 degrees in Arizona is (just about) bearable.  40 degrees in on the Gulf Coast requires staying in an air-conditioned environment with copious quantities of cold BEER within arm's length.

I found the difference was that Arizona was too hot to do anything and Georgia was too hot to want to do anything.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2020, 04:16:43 pm »

I tried that whole freeze a bottle of water and put it in front of the fan thing. Temp in my flat went from 28.2°C to 28.3°C...

The bottle has since defrosted and gone back in the freezer... Maybe I'll just hug the frozen bottle later.

Currently my flat thinks it's 29.0°C, with 39.1% humidity.

Which is cooler than yesterday when it hit 29.5°C inside.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2020, 08:32:02 pm »
More sensible temperature now at nearly 20:30.  Currently 27° and sitting in the garden with a beer is actually quite pleasant.
There were some impressively tall cumulonimbus stacks building earlier but they've gone now.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2020, 09:17:23 pm »
Sleeping arrangements have been adjusted from sleeping under an 11 Tog duvet, to sleeping under a duvet cover.

ETA: It's currently 24°C outdoors and 28°C indoors. I'm considering what my options are for a night under the stars.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2020, 09:29:45 pm »
I tried that whole freeze a bottle of water and put it in front of the fan thing. Temp in my flat went from 28.2°C to 28.3°C...
The freezer produces hot air when freezing the water. I suppose you could freeze the water overnight, when the extra hot air matters less, anr use the frozen water the next day. Or arrange ducting to transfer the hot air out of the flat...

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2020, 09:35:46 pm »
Sleeping arrangements have been adjusted from sleeping under an 11 Tog duvet, to sleeping under a duvet cover.

ETA: It's currently 24°C outdoors and 28°C indoors. I'm considering what my options are for a night under the stars.

ETFA: Will the slugs eat me?

I've been sleeping under a sheet since mid-April, and probably will do until October/November.  My winter duvet is only 4 tog.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2020, 09:52:32 pm »
Sleeping arrangements have been adjusted from sleeping under an 11 Tog duvet, to sleeping under a duvet cover.

ETA: It's currently 24°C outdoors and 28°C indoors. I'm considering what my options are for a night under the stars.

ETFA: Will the slugs eat me?

I've been sleeping under a sheet since mid-April, and probably will do until October/November.  My winter duvet is only 4 tog.
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From where do you get this heat?
Mid-winter I Tog up to something like 13.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2020, 09:57:12 pm »
Down to 20 now in my garden.  Occasional single spitting drops of rain so I'd better head in.

Ooh. Flash ka-boom.
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ElyDave

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2020, 09:58:10 pm »
Sleeping arrangements have been adjusted from sleeping under an 11 Tog duvet, to sleeping under a duvet cover.

ETA: It's currently 24°C outdoors and 28°C indoors. I'm considering what my options are for a night under the stars.

ETFA: Will the slugs eat me?

I've been sleeping under a sheet since mid-April, and probably will do until October/November.  My winter duvet is only 4 tog.
'Kin 'ell.
From where do you get this heat?
Mid-winter I Tog up to something like 13.

I think the winter duvet is too warm, the better half has a supplementary duvet.  I have no idea how, but I do seem much better than most at regulating my temperature.  Around the house I generally wear shorts from March to November.
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