Ninfield and Hooe
ONE HELL OF A HEATWAVE: Ok, now, how many have been complaining that it’s ‘too darn hot’. As I write, the temperature in the conservatory is nearly 100 degrees and the electric fan is now sitting here on the table, directional option off, on maximum speed and facing me, but still I’m melting. It has been an extraordinary period of weather, since April really and I’m just praying that it doesn’t wear itself out before July, when so many big town and village events are booked. The long-range forecast is a bit vague, sunny-cloudy with average temps, could mean anything but, if it comes to it, I’ll take that for Carnival weekend in Ninfield on July 14 and 15, while continuing to hope that it all doesn’t go to the other extreme and go all cold, windy and rainy. It’s unfortunately so often an issue now going from one extreme to another extremist, polar opposites, either ends of the spectrum. A couple of weeks ago I asked the question with the tiny word of why? in reference to the atrocities in Manchester and London, why? Why would one section of society want to savagely kill and maim another section? Why, in this high powered, advanced, supposedly intelligent world, why are there still such extremes of belief, in religion and politics, that still invoke such hatred and evil. The consequential fallout; wars, disasters, terror attacks, affect everyone, not just those in the polar opposite, end of spectrum, extremist camps. Everyone in the main-stream, average, tolerant, every-day, hard-working, global society; everyone in the middle wants to reach out, get on and improve the world. So, to go back to the top, whatever the weather, whatever the current climate, we must make the best of every day, not be cowed by any extremes and continue to make the best of our fabulously-average selves.