Noel Coward got it wrong today.

Not sure if today’s snowflakes have even heard of Noel Coward let alone know that he maintained only mad dogs and englishmen go out in the midday sun. Usually he was correct about our fascination with the sun and our daft propensity to sit in it. But not today. Today is so oppressively hot that it promises to beat all records so I defy even mad dogs to remain outside for more than five minutes. Mind you, I couldn’t resist taking a few souvenir pictures of this unprecedented scorcher before settling down to a zizz in the hammock. Here’s what I shot:

But here’s one mad dog that thinks nothing of the heat and would rather like a game:

And here, for everyone to enjoy, is Noel Coward’s classic song: