Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hot Hot Heat (nó teas te te)

My wee sister has informed me that the Evening Herald says that today will be the hottest day in Ireland for 100 years (well certainly, listening to Ray d'Arcy yesterday I heard the heat bring out whingeing among the Irish the likes of which has not been heard since the end of the Land Wars). Whatever it is, the Heggald has it. Except that the BBC says that highest temperatures in Dublin today will be a mere 28 degrees. Well, they would, wouldn't they?

I'm sure I've been on the emerald isle before when it was above 30 on the thermometer but that may be nostalgia at play. Anyway here in Paris, it is expected to reach 37 and we're not complaining, pale Connacht-men laden down with a full beard included. The heat is unusually tolerable this year thanks to the low humidity (37% compared to 59% in Dublin). Still can't wait to get away though. Enjoy the sun while it lasts. You'll save a fortune on sunbeds folks, no need to turn up at family weddings with orange faces...