What’s hot and what’s not (1)

I thought I would share something about what is happening around us at this point in time. I’ve decided to call this: What’s hot and what’s not. Just be aware that ‘hot’ can mean many different things. This is the first of a series which is to come.

What’s hot:

My daughter has been feeling very hot due to croup (fever, hoarse voice and barking seal-like cough with harsh in-breathing known as stridor), and we had to spend a few hours in A+E to get her treated. Hence I’ve not had the chance to go on my website. But she is getting better now.

My daughter currently has croup and has had a fever. She is getting better
My daughter’s temperature yesterday

What’s not:

Ice cream. My daughter’s favourite is chocolate ice cream, which is helping to soothe her throat currently. I do like Haagen-Dazs Baileys Ice cream though.

Ice cream - definitely not hot. Great to cool you down.
Ice cream – definitely not hot. Great to cool you down.

What’s hot:

Central heating has to be switched on at this time of year (winter). Otherwise it will get very cold indoors. Thank God for central heating.

Radiator in the bathroom
Radiator in the bathroom

What’s not:

UK weather – it is cold, damp and getting dark very early these days. The days are getting shorter with each passing day, with it becoming the shortest on 22nd December 2014 (also called winter solstice). Occasionally we do still get a glimpse of the sun though – something I am looking forward to.

Foggy weather in Oxford UK currently
Foggy weather in Oxford UK currently

What’s hot:

Black Friday sales. UK retailers are following in the example of the USA and promoting Black Friday sales with extensive discounts to be had. Apparently Amazon UK had their busiest day ever, selling average 64 items every second.

Black Friday Sales
Black Friday Sales

What’s not:

Behaviour of the shoppers on Friday in England, with police called in when sales turned ugly. Not very British at all. And how many of these things bought are actually items that were needed? I have not included any photos of this, but these can be found online.

There will be more in this series of What’s hot and what’s not to follow.

Boon