Yes, you’re right, keeping hydrated in this weather is very important and like you I’ve been drinking plenty of fluids water or juice mainly.
I’ve been trying to stay cool and thankfully today it’s not as hot as it was yesterday. I found it really hard yesterday and I struggled, it was just too much for me and I ended up on the sofa most of the day in & out of sleep.
I didn’t mind only being able to see my garden through the window as it was just way too hot for me to go out and sit in it (my garden gets fulll sun all day). I understand what you mean about it being torment and I’m sorry it made you feel worse but for me I didn’t look at it that way as I’ve come to accept that I can’t sit out there in this weather.
Sounds like you’ve got it sorted though with your hose but maybe you could invest in a paddling pool to go with it (as was mentioned by Janhhh previously). As for it costing less than a night out at the Pub I can’t possibly comment on that one as that was a long, long time ago lol
Twinkle Toes x