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It's been quite a surprise to be having hot weather in July & August...
Something we haven't experienced since 1976!

Great if you're on holiday - not so good if you're spending most of your time indoors cleaning other people's houses...

And why do older people keep their windows closed (& locked) during hot weather?

The last 6 days has been like working in a sauna - One consolation is we get to work with these views...


On route to a house we spent 3 days cleaning...




It's on a tiny peninsula...

And it feels more like an island...

Sime cleaning the conservatory...

And the view from the shower room...


A meal at Heligan, in between jobs...

The Air Ambulance landing in the field next to another cottage we clean...


Our first community wind turbine going up...

Morris Dancers outside our local pub...

With the 'oss...

They finished off with a sing-a-long inside the pub...

Curry in Truro last night...

Sunset over Boscawen Park in Truro...

Truro

The sky was beautiful...

Archie Brown's feast for 2 in Truro...

Our new dresser - which we bought last week...
One day, we'll finish that room off!


It's been a busy few days & this is only the half of it...

Kay & Sime xx
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