Heat

It was forecast to hit nearly 40 degrees C (104 F) yesterday. And it got pretty close where I live…

 

But pity the people who have to use the rail. In the heat, NONE of the rail providers could provide a decent service. They had plenty of excuses: speed restrictions, power line problems, signal failures. My journey home made me wait at Kings Cross for about 30 minutes for a train, and then the gate staff only opened ONE barrier. And it was no better on the underground.:

48.3C is 118.94F. In short, people were travelling in near 50C/120F heat.

And while it was 36-40C here in London in the open, it was only mid-20s in Malaysia

Excessive Sleeping

I had my cousin and his girlfriend over here in the UK for a couple of days for his graduation ceremony — something, no-one mentioned in advance so I ended up having to take a couple of days out of the office and working from home. Several long days later, and my lack of sleep was catching up with me, along with the 30 deg C heat wasn’t helping. They booked out of Gatwick rather than heathrow, meaning the trip to the airport took 1.5 hours instead of 1 hour. And meant I pretty much did an entire lap of the M25 in the process (about 75 miles there and 75 miles back, though I drove 80 miles there instead because the M25 was closed one way, so I had to turn back).

They picked an early flight, which meant we had to try to get there for about 7am, meaning we had to leave at 5am, which in turn meant a 4am get up so they could shower, finish packing and get into the car.

I was back home by 8:15, even stopping off at my local supermarket to pick up some bottled water – although the supermarket wasn’t open due to it being a Sunday, so I picked it up from a local Tesco petrol station instead (15p more expensive than a Tesco supermarket)

I was pretty tired for most of the day, so did washing, ironing, and then went to bed at 6pm — yeah, never went to bed that early before, but here’s FitBit to prove it. 12 hours in bed, 9.5 hours asleep.

Also, during my cousins visit, I took him around different food places. Now I know people like food pictures (aka food porn), here’s a couple of the pics

 

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