Bless I did think that we would seem rather limp to you, getting stressed by the temperature getting into the seventies! The weather here is so variable that it is genuinely a British obsession. People literally talk about the weather when they meet up. It's a good conversation starter as there is usually something to talk about. I would not cope with your weather.
Jean My blog is very much the truth. I started the blog because before bear started school I could go days without adult conversation and it was good to 'talk' and I could share the little bits of my day. I've skated round a few things with bear so that I hope it won't be too bad if he finds it when he is fourteen, but I have just wittered on. I don't mind sharing my fails. Some blogs are full of unremitting perfection and achievement and I find them very depressing. I hope it is a sort of comfort to see that someone on the blog-sphere gets it wrong sometimes. Besides, I think some of my fails are really funny. I did wonder about how warm it could get with you, and I am really, really glad you are away from the big fire (if not the local ones that have made the international news). I'd find that incredibly scary.
It's a rodent ulcer, definitely. I'll need to have a lump off the end of my nose. I'm not sure how I feel about it all. It could definitely be worse, though, so I shall no doubt carry on.