As with our friends across the water in the UK, we enjoyed a weekend of wall-to-wall hot sunshine.
After a brief foray on Saturday morning to buy the newspaper and milk etc we returned home to close the blinds against the heat and gently simmer . I had hung out a load of washing earlier and it was almost done to a crisp in the blazing sun.
On Sunday morning we decided to go for our walk early, before it got too hot. We walked along the south beach to the harbour then crossed the swing bridge towards the park.
When we reached the park we discovered there was a triathlon event going on, so several runners and cyclists were whizzing around. I think the swimming event had already finished. We had a coffee by the lake then walked back along the harbour, stopping briefly for a chat with the geese.
The hot weather is forecast to be with us all week, peaking on Thursday. I am stocking the freezer with ice creams, or Eskimo pies as P calls them.
Stay at home holidays eating your own food, drink, Eskimo pies and sleeping in your own bed. Costa Del Isle of Man. Well until Friday anyway.ReplyDelete
Life is one long holiday right now. Until the rain comes.Delete
Eskimo Pies - I like it.ReplyDelete
I think it is an Aussie expression, Weaver. He comes out with a lot of those.Delete
Eskimo Pies is a brand name here in the US. We had them when I was a kid - ice cream bars (vanilla ice cream on a stick then dipped in chocolate).ReplyDelete
Hope you get some good news on your home offer tomorrow!
It seems that Eskimo Pies made their way to Australia too!Delete
I am nervously awaiting tomorrow's house news. Thanks Ellen x
Looks positively tropical in IOM this week. Great photos!ReplyDelete
Thanks Chris. It did seem tropical, wandering through the park between those palm trees.Delete
I know what would have said if I had been chatting with those geese: "Now which of you feckers is the one that lays the golden eggs?"ReplyDelete
There were not many golden goslings, just dingy brown fluffballs.Delete
It is due to stop raining here for a few days and I am grateful for that. I'm sorry about your heat though.ReplyDelete
I hope your rain stops soon, Debby. It is unusual for us to have such a prolonged spell of hot sunny weather. Our summers are generally cool and damp.Delete
I too shall be stocking up with Ice Cream today. Mini Magnums for us, and Dog Vanilla Ice Cream for Billy. He's not allowed the Chocolate.ReplyDelete
Ooh mini Magnums. P won't buy those, he's too mean.Delete
In NZ Eskimo Pie was originally a slab of vanilla ice-cream which you put between 2 wafers to eat. The chocolate coated ones came later and seemed the height of luxury.ReplyDelete
We never had that brand here but P has always called a choc ice an Eskimo Pie, even though he left Oz in 1979!Delete
A lovely walk. Blue skies and green grass. I always notice the latter 😁ReplyDelete
I hang my washing out at night now or under cover on the terrace. Hot searing sun fades and destroys clothes. At least they dry quickly, almost before you've finished hanging them out.
Like Tigger I remember Eskimo pies. Yum. I'm sure that name is politically incorrect now though. Inuit pies?
I looked it up and yes, they did have to change the name. Can't remember what it is now though. That's somehow significant isn't it.Delete