It is so freakishly hot today that I have not simply decided to reduce physical activity to a subsistence level, I am also inclined to believe this AFP report about Italian meterologists who claim that the meteroloigical equator has shifted 20 degrees northwards this year –

“It’s as if the African desert is moving to the North.”

He’s right. Have you ever been to the Sahara desert? This is what its chilliest, most northern bits look like. And this is precisely how it feels outside today.

I guess I should think about getting a camel one of these days, and a scrotum protector – camel riding is clearly the most inconvenient way of travelling ever conceived of.