Just Seventeen

No, not the 1980s UK magazine for girls (other genders are available):

Nor the hugely dodgy naughty website that likely holds that name today (no, I haven’t looked, but you can kinda guess, right?).

No. Today in Cape Town, the ambient temperature is going to be some 17 degrees Celsius cooler than yesterday. In many places, this would cause huge problems. For example: if Sheffield’s weather today was 17 degrees colder than yesterday, it would be -12ºC there. That would – I’m willing to suggest – cause myriad problems. Quite reasonably too.

But Cape Town was unpleasantly warm yesterday. I counted 42 of Anders’ evil little buggers when I went out yesterday lunchtime.

So a forecast of 25ºC today in the Mother City is not only seventeen degrees fewer than yesterday, but it’s also most welcome.

Thank you, Great Deity of Thermostats.

Power cut

Just a quick quota photo effort from me this evening.

We had a power cut at work this afternoon which left all of us playing catch up – due to a fault at the Koeberg Switching Station, apparently. Someone evidently switched it off.
Add to that the oppressive heat (43°C when I left work), the need to swim lots and a wonderful Porterhouse Steak braai, couple them up to a teething daughter and what do you get?

A quota photo of my collegue trying to look cool in the doorway of the darkened lab, that’s what.
The photo, like this post, was quick and dirty.

The power cut continued at least as long is it took the residual effect of the air-con to give up, at which point and we went home to sweat there instead.

Tomorrow we are promised a far more reasonable (chilly, even) 22°C.