Thank you so much Annie, it’s much appreciated and means a great deal to me. I do the same as you, as our summers are very hot, 30c plus at its hottest. I close curtains, cook outside. I have 5 slow cookers, which live in the garage during the summer months. Jacket potatoes, stews, rice pudding, shredded beef and pork, is delicious cooked in a slow cooker for up to 8 hrs or more depending on the size of the joint. Anything to keep the house cool. We have fans and central air conditioning. Even the horses have fans in the stable, and heated watering bowls for the winter, for when the temps drop to 30 below. I posted a page in the November random page too. You take care, and stay cool.