The heat must have got to me I'm rambling a bit more than usual.
I know the reason it stopped but I can't remember when it stopped . There was a time when people poured this exotic oily stuff all over their bodies and lay in the sun until they got a nice healthy crimson. The stuff almost unknown in the UK at one time it was called olive oil , I know other people went for the cheaper option that was made from the stuff they put in chip fryers it was still a little bit exotic as most of us put a big heathly lump of lard in the frying pans when cooking.

The way those pavement have got very hot today it only a matter of time before a street food vender starts going for fuel free cooking , I know you could fry an egg on the pavement so there's a possibility you could do the same for a sausage and a burger, it's the chestnuts Id worry about sitting on the floor.

With all the heat radiating from the pavement you still see people walking their dogs out in the hottest part of the day and see them having a nice cooling drink but totally forgetting their dogs

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Comment by Paul Dodd on July 13, 2018 at 7:08pm

To hot.    I thought these new pen were supposed to have had waterproof in oh well I was wrong and I don't  normally  carry pencils now.

Comment by Ted on July 14, 2018 at 3:29am

There is an Aussie expression. It's hot enough to boil a monkey's bum.

I would rather the smell of Olive Oil than Ambre Solaire, back in the hippy days St Ives used to stink of Ambre Solaire.

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 14, 2018 at 4:35am

now that one I haven't  heard before ted ..but I suppose the Aussies  I knew never used it as its always cooler here I alway  thought patchouli oil was the hippy smell of choice.  I can remember seeIng the occasional  rainbow oil slick as people entered the water as their suntan enhancers touched the water

Comment by Pamela Meredith on July 14, 2018 at 6:03am

wonderful work aul

Comment by Harry13 on July 14, 2018 at 7:12am

Nice scribbs Paul. I have a vague remembrance of Ambre Solaire.   H

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 14, 2018 at 8:03am

thank you  now was that the stuff that dyed you a nice shade of David Dickinson orange

Comment by P.J Fields on July 14, 2018 at 2:14pm

Great work Paul!

Comment by John Andreou on July 14, 2018 at 2:30pm

LOL All your work tells a story and brings back some great memories Paul 

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 14, 2018 at 3:33pm

Thanks a lot. It was an amazing time . The Mexican style facial hair , medallion  man, the kicking sand in your face if you didn't  go on Mr atlases body building course or at the very least get a bullworker and the my all time favourite knitted swimwear very occasionally  you saw a lot of a not so bright lady who thought that you could swim in it.(sorry ladies) I was young and the only thing wehad were those naturalists  mags where they blanked the naught bits out

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 14, 2018 at 5:32pm

Suddenly by writing about it more things come to mind as I said the bullworker    you had the springs, I knew a number of people  who nearly knocked there teeth out when the end under thier foot slipped whie doing curles, It was a hot day I didn't  have a shirt on and I  had a very hair chest I tried a friends springs out  as I was bringing them back in I managed to pull out  most of  my chest hair


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