Have to agree folks, it's exceptionally hot here in Corfu at the moment. Not posh, don't have an outside thermometer yet. Aim to get one soon though as I would love to know what the real temperature is, only got my travel alarm with a temperature gauge and that said 50C+, only records to 50C.
Been really idle today as it is just too hot to do any gardening. Shame!!!
Message posted by Lavinia on 09 July 2011 at 9:04pm - IP Logged
Elliemay. I do not have "posh" thermometers just large portable ones which I have either in the shade on the table or move out to the sun to know how hot it really is. I think one came from Profi and the other from Jumbo and they each cost only a few euros. Still sweltering south of Corfu town and no breeze at all. Very relieved to see the fire planes patrolling overhead today!
I'm fair skinned, my Missus is okay in the sun but would still keep out of the sun on days like today at least until things cooled a little.
The question is, do you adapt to the weather over there over a year or two, or do you maintain the same problem or limit to personal comfort every year?
I'm particularly concerned about July/August and don't want to end up hiding all the time at this season and would much prefer to be able to get about within a year, or so without slamming on factor 50 and whingeing
Message posted by Alparrot on 09 July 2011 at 9:32pm - IP Logged
Wasn't at all saying that you had posh thermometers. I would really like one of those nice, big, crock outside thermometers, rather than keep bringing my alarm clock from upstairs when I want to know what the temperature is.
LESK, what would advise is not to use air conditioning if you have it, so that you can get acclimatised to the outside temperature. Must admit though, when it is really hot I put mine on for about 10 minutes before I go to bed.
Also I would advise to use sun cream at all times.
Aarghh, is anyone else being bothered by these pesky house fly type flies? They are driving me insaner!!!
Message posted by Lavinia on 09 July 2011 at 10:02pm - IP Logged
I seem to get completely gnawed by something when I do the evening watering and the only thing that relieves the itching is an ice-block I keep in the freezer for the cool-bag. This might well help swollen feet and ankles too. It might be easier though to use those plastic bag compartment things you fill up with water to freeze as ice cubes as they are more flexible? Or even a bag of frozen peas. Perhaps you should keep your feet elevated as much as you can and apply ice when you can?
I was joking Elliemay about my "posh" thermometers! But phew, it is still blooming hot isn't it? Now it is dark I have opened up all shutters and windows but there is not a breath of air circulating.
Message posted by Elliemay on 09 July 2011 at 10:13pm - IP Logged
But I want a posh thermometer!!! Any idea where to get one from in Corfu?
Was going to have an early night tonight but it is just too hot to go to bed at the moment.
Normally, as we are half way up a mountain, we always get a breeze, but as you say, still as anything tonight. Never known it like this.
Mustn't complain though!!!
I'm always curious as to how other people manage to sleep when it's so hot. We have been coming to Corfu for 15 years and spent most of 2007 there and I don't think we managed to get a good night's sleep during the summer, any handy hints or tips guys?
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