Come to Scotland and see the verdant green, the deep blues and the slate grey skies of a celtic land. But not this week!
Due to a coincidence of weather fronts the normal warming of May has given way to a much more intense heating that has given South Ayrshire, Scotland and actually Girvan in particular (my town was named the hottest place in the land at one point on Friday and I could believe it) temperatures of 25c to 28c across the middle of the week to this weekend. While this temperature is not unknown here it is rare and it is even more rare to have happened in May. In fact while attending my children’s school fete yesterday afternoon two of the kids actually fainted from heat exhaustion.
So the play park, the beach and the sea. I took a few pictures so you could see what I mean. Some people say to me ‘why live in Girvan, it is so cold and icy in the winter’…well its cold and icy anywhere in Scotland in the winter but in good weather…well you don’t get scene’s like this in Glasgow or Edinburgh!
The above images were earlier in the week when I took some time to walk the prom to have a thinks and a ponder on certain things while the kids played. But moving on!
Today was also the Volleyball Tournament on the beach and it had a really good turn out. No, I did not play in it but I did sit and watch for a while before heading home…bare foot…across the roasting tarmac.
I just have to get all of the sand out of my pockets and put some aftersun on now. Scorchio!
Oh, and the tiddler in the top picture…that’s my little warrior!