Mid-afternoon by the river, near Uxbridge, London, UK on 19th July 2022 – by Andrea Rangecroft

“When it’s the hottest day ever recorded in the UK (40.2c) and you live in a small metal box, there’s only one thing to do and that’s go to the nearest body of water and lie there. This shallow river is always filled with teenagers and families on the banks having BBQs. It’s only a few miles from where that peak temperature was measured at Heathrow. Reading my book in this little cool glade allowed my mind to start working again.”