It was really hot last Saturday (even though it is still only spring) and I could not sleep, so I got up early and cleaned my windows. It is not an easy task, given that I am three floors up and have double-glazed windows with Venetian blinds in the middle. Each set of windows (plus the balcony doors) takes forever to clean.
You can see the difference here between winter and summer. In summer the foliage blocks my view of the water.
It is surprising how hot I get in Sweden in summer. The sun is up almost all the time so it never gets a chance to cool down, and everything is built to keep heat in and cold out. Plus it is humid. As a result, 28°C in Sweden seems much hotter than 39°C in my hometown in South Africa, where houses are built to keep cool, where it gets dark at about 7.30pm, and where the heat is dry.