This summer so far has been terrible. Bad weather all the time with a few exception such as during the City Festival or The Big Medieval Market. However things changed now as a “heat wave” from North Africa is pushing its way through Europe at the moment. All the past weeks we had tops 20 degrees celsius (~68 degrees fahrenheit) but since yesterday the temperatures are rising. Today we had here in North Germany, at least according to the thermometer in my car, up to 26 degrees celsius and it will rise to even 38/39 degrees this weekend in some parts of Germany! (here perhaps only 34 degrees celsius but well, better than sudden snow or the like).
So what to do with a little baby being all sweaty all day long with no chance to cool down? You buy him an inflatable baby pool! I actually bought this one already few weeks ago but it didn’t find any use until now. It is a simple pool for little kids but enough to keep a cool head with these rising temperatures. Now it wouldn’t fit into our balcony but my dear parents who are still for a few months in Finland are living just below us and have a huge balcony. As we don’t really want to have a lobster baby we set up the pool in the shades and the water splashing time began. Even I found a few moments to get roasted in the sun. Normally I don’t “extra” go and try to get some tan as in the past years I always went for swimming practice in outdoor pools during the summer and it did the trick. However there is no chance for me right now to go swimming due to multiple reasons and I saw a pictures of me the other day: Me standing in our garage with white walls, me wearing a white shirt and blueish shorts, guess what it looked like…yes, like blueish shorts and dark blond hairs floating in midair! So you can guess why I decided to get a few minutes of roasting today and perhaps again tomorrow…
What are your methods to keep cool during hot summer days?
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