This very hot and sultry weather has been an absolute nightmare for some folk – we cannot cope with the humidity and no matter how often the authorities suggest we keep out of the sun to ensure that we don’t get headaches caused by looking directly at a very sunny aspect, keep curtains closed. To ensure we don’t get dehydrated at all – and this is very easy with old folk, drink lots of plain water, etc. etc. check the colour of our urine to ensure not drying up. Also, applying high factor sun protection lotion more regularly when we do have to go out in the sunny air. Wearing a hat is almost obligatory now, but it makes sense otheriwse heatstroke can hit even faster. Taking care with make up, especially on the eyes. Waterproof pencil and mascara are best as they don’t melt or run down the face on in the eyes quite so much.