a) FIND some shade .
b) Once found , just sit perfectly still in it like this gnome and a hundred or so of his brothers
in a corner of the Ceramic Museum's back garden .
c) Failing that , cycle up the river path
hoping to create enough of a draught to cool one's middle .
d) Wander about a shady village church yard
admiring the gravestones , and marvel at the infinity and otherness of Fresian Christian names . Sipke and Sijtske , Meintje and Janke , Wopke and Hotze and the wonderfully named Allegonda .
e) Chat to a horse on the way back
"You're ra-ather beautiful , you know " I coo-ed fatuously ... and he nodded in agreement . I must take a carrot next time .
f) Drink Jasmine tea and eat nectarines .