I'll start off with a simple fact that I am British through and through. Slice me like a stick of rock and it would be United Kingdom you would find written.
What's more I am a yellow belly. This is not a term of abuse but rather a title of which I am very proud as it says that I hail from the lovely county of Lincolnshire. My late sister traced the family trees of all four of our grandparents back to the early eighteenth century and I can assure you that few bellies are more yellow than mine.
So now we've established my credentials I now feel free to talk about the weather. Anyone reading British blogs over the last few weeks will have picked up that we are having an unusually hot summer. We Brits like talking about the weather. A Lot.
Although I don't usually like hot weather I have to say that this is not as bad as it might have been as we have had some very pleasant breezes and it hasn't been sticky at night. I can't remember when Caistor last saw rain.
However, I am suffering from 'orrible inertia and can't-be-botheredness and I started to wonder what it's like elsewhere. I discovered this lot online (places chosen as I know that people from those places have commented). Temperatures are cited Celsius/Fahrenheit and I have no doubt that it will get hotter as places pass noon. (It's nearly 16.00BST, 15.00GMT)
Grand Haven, Michigan 24/76
St Paul's Minnesota 26/79
Fort Worth, Texas, 30/86
Baltimore, Maryland 28/83
Truro, Cornwall, 24/75
Isle of Lewis, Scotland 16/50
Auckland New Zealand 11/52
Caistor UK 28/82
So, what's the weather like where you are?