Let off digging up the plum tree – it must have heard Maxine and I talking and immediately produced five plums. Too hot to do much yesterday – how anyone can go and cram on a South Coast beach I don’t know. Never mind the virus, the UV and sunstroke was lethal yesterday.
But I did get one useful job done. About five years ago, I bought some UV and heat reflecting film for the loft room. Fitting it looked a little complex, so it never got done. But I’ve found my workbench unbearable in this hot weather. It’s not just the heat of the sun – you can open the window, but the glare makes the usually helpful natural light too bright to work on little N gauge bits and pieces.
So I plucked up courage and fitted the first film. Not too difficult, especially if one accepted one of two imperfections. They would have been bad news on the lounge window, but no problems up there in the loft. I managed to do a little modelling yesterday afternoon – still hot, but the heat and glare cut back a lot! Just got two other windows to do now.
Still, my brick paint arrived in the post this morning, and a box of assorted scenics yesterday, so I’ll be making a little more progress over the weekend.
And here’s a modelling idea – how often do you put two locomotives onto a turntable. Easier in the USA, where they were bigger, but I’m sure it must have been done in the UK with a couple of small tank engines.