Hot Hot Hot
Seeing the temperatures in Europe this week boggles my mind. 38°C in England is madness. They're just not equipped to deal with it. Here in Phoenix the summers can be a bit brutal, this weekend it will be 45°C/113°F.
But you can't really compare the two. Everywhere here has A/C. You go from cold car to cold building. Every room in every house has ceiling fans. And the heat is "a dry heat" as we have no humidity*.
None of that is true in England. I remember a few years back we were visiting my parents and went to Cambridge for the day during a hot English summer. We were dying and had to leave a sweltering shop and go into Mark's & Spencer just to get some A/C. I can't imagine walking around outside this week in Cambridge.
Sending hugs across the pond. Now if you'll excuse me I'll be inside next to the A/C vent.
* well except for the monsoon storms which bring the rains during July.
UPDATE 07/29 – and speaking of Cambridge, it was the hottest day ever recorded Last week.