(Sitting outside a coffee shop on a warm summer day.)
“It was hot, of course it was. You’d bake out in the sun. Not like here!
“Back then we didn’t have the web or the papers or the TV making a fuss about it. We all just coped. And we had knowledge.
“My parents lived in the heat. Grandparents too. I don’t know how many generations before them. They lived in it, been born in it, been ill in it and gotten old in it. They’d died in it too. But they didn’t die because of it.
“Knowledge is what counts. That’s the one thing I’ve learnt. Knowledge is key to everything.”