Step 1: At the beginning of the day – keep blinds/curtains CLOSED.
Step 2: Same goes for opening doors and windows. Preserve the indoor coolness all you can, while you can.
Step 3: Go and buy some groceries. Decide you need frozen peas, cream, butter, milk… ANYTHING cold.
Step 4: Come back home. Try not to make anything that requires the oven being turned ON. (Doh! my leek and mushroom frittata….)
Step 5: Realise you need stronger relief, in the form of cold treats…
…so you go out for ice cream, and iced coffee. Perfect.
Step 6: Back at home for dinner, don’t put any hot appliances on. Not EVEN the stove. Ok well one pot is allowed, MAXIMUM. Make a salad.
Step 7: Go to the beach.
We may not have air conditioning at the moment, but we do have some other things… like awesome ice cream shop proximity, as well as unbelievable access to some of the best beaches adorning Port Phillip Bay. So if we don’t have cooling at home…
I figure I can still count my blessings and appreciation… because we still have something. AWESOME.