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I’m back in Kuwait.  I was driving home from the airport when I noticed the temperature – something we take for granted here.  It’s hard to describe where forty-plus-degrees-celsius-heat comes from when the sun is nowhere to be seen! Look at my car’s thermometer after 8pm and more than an hour after sunset.

I saw it at 46 when driving near Messilah and then it dropped back to 44.  At almost 11pm it was still 40!

I need a holiday.

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Two days ago I decided to catch up on some of the gardening.  The grass is overgrown, there are weeds everywhere and the trees need trimming.  At 1430, my car thermometer read 56.5°C !!  I decided to wait for it to “cool” down.  At midnight, it was still 40.5°C.  These were not official temperatures (car is in the sun and all that) but it put me off even attempting.

Yesterday’s excuse was a different one.  This huge cloud of fog/haze/dust landed on the city and suburbs.  Last night, on my drive back from Kuwait City, this was the scene at Fahaheel (an area 40km south of Kuwait).  The whole journey was the same and I saw at least three accidents.

I hope I don’t find another excuse tomorrow…