Glad I’m sweating it out in Madrid

Well, it may be too hot too often here, but it could be worse. I could have spent 100 pounds on a brand new tent and who knows how much on a ticket for Glastonbury festival in South West England – and ended up under water. The world is going crazy. No flash floods here though. A pretty decent thunderstorm last night, and a load of rain, but nothing more than ‘4 gotas’, four drops, as the locals say.

Meanwhile the papers say that Andalusia, Murcia and Valencia may turn into deserts in the new future if drastic action isn’t taken…. Could it happen? Parts of Valencia and Andalusia are unbelievably green – but then Almeria is already part desert, and large parts of Murcia look like the face of the moon… I blame the golf courses…