My son phoned today and said that the canicule was expected to be as bad as 2003. The very thought still makes me feel sick and ill.
I remember sitting in the dark, shutters shut, double glazed windows shut, as if we left them open the heat would seep in even more. The fans were on and one small light as I swear I could feel the heat from the light bulb. Outside a nightmare and we lived next to a small river, which usually afforded a breeze, but no, nothing, just horrible horrible heat.
You can keep any hot weather, I have sun damaged skin on my face and hands, and that from someone who never 'sun bathed', just going about my everyday things and being in the car, either passenger or driver with the window down.
Loved my alpine other seasons though especially winters.
But, gimme Iceland any day and that is about the only place I really really want to visit on the entire planet.