RED ALERT – that’s the level of heat we’re threatened with today, although at present we only have an Orange Alert. A calima has come in from two directions at once and the temperature has shot up to 35C. RESIDENTS and tourists alike are advised to stay indoors and drink lots of water.
Of course there will always be holiday-makers who don’t listen and end up burnt to a crisp. Just because the sun is hidden by a thick dust-haze doesn’t mean you’re safe!
When we drove back from San Isidro market at 8.30 this morning there was already a blast of hot air through the car windows. This is a photo of what we bought for about €25 – and that doesn’t include the bag of potatoes that I couldn't fit on my worktop.
At the market there were huge RABANOS (RADISHES) and RUCOLA (ROCKET) and one solitary ROSA among the lilies.
AT LEAST WITH ALL THOSE VEGETABLES IT WAS COOL IN THERE!
RETURNING to my Helter-Skelter theme, when Albie wanted to get married in church he discovered he had no birth certificate. Norah was able to REPAY the Smiths’ kindness to her by RUSHING through his belated REGISTRATION, totally unfazed by the lies she had to tell in the process. An unforeseen and not completely welcome RESULT arose a few years later when his call-up papers arrived - until then Albie had lived beneath the RADAR.
But if Albie hadn't been in France, Bert would have died, and there would have been no-one to RESCUE the baby.