"Hot… too hot!"

… that’s actually a line from “Spaceballs” (The Movie), I thought I should probably point that out just in case you missed it. (It is a rather short quote, after all).

This weekend has been mainly very hot. So hot in fact, that we didn’t really do much over the weekend! on Friday evening we went round to my parents’ for a BBQ, which was lovely.

Then on Saturday we did a bit of shopping in the morning and then not much for the rest of the day. On Sunday we went to church in the morning (nice and cool inside the church), and then came back home and crashed out for pretty much the rest of the day! It was far too hot to do anything. I did spend a fair bit of time playing the guitar (not much energy needed – not the way I play it anyway!).

I feel like I’m gradually getting there with the guitar… bar chords still a bit iffy but I’ve been focussing more on fingerpicking the past few days.

We also watched “Black Gold”, which is a documentary style film about the coffee trade, from an Ethiopian point of view. Ethiopia are one of the world’s biggest producers of coffee beans, but their farmers are paid a pittance. Apparently the coffee roasters will buy a kilo of coffee for around $0.30. One kilo of coffee beans will make about 80 cups of coffee – each cup retailing for about $2.00 or so. You do the math.

I still can’t believe in this day and age farmers are still being treated so unethically – we’ve been buying fair trade tea and coffee (as well as other things) for a few years now, I would highly recommend others to do the same, if you don’t already 🙂

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