heatwave

Which country has hosted Eurovision the most?

30 July 2022 9:00 am

The longest heatwave How did the recent heatwave compare with that of 1976? That year, the temperature peaked at 35.9˚C…

Portrait of the week: Record-breaking heat, a summer of strikes and a warning for snake-owners

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Home In the contest for the leadership of the Conservative party, Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi were the first of…

A tale of many swimming pools

21 August 2021 9:00 am

My two grandsons are staying with us here in Provence for a week. Roman soldier Catriona flew from Marseille to…

How to survive a heatwave

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Provence-Alpes-Côte D’Azur   A burning ball appears over the brow of the hill at seven o’clock every morning and then…

How to survive a French heatwave

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Me in a black polo-neck jumper looking sour; Oscar wearing a floppy hat; her youngest daughter nude and stooping to…

Low life

12 August 2017 9:00 am

My grandson and I are reprising the 1968 film The Swimmer. Burt Lancaster is an advertising executive at a pool…