As for weather here in the Canary Islands, I can't complain too much. Most of the year it is in the 60's-80's, depending on whether it is winter or summer, with a cool ocean breeze blowing much of the time. But the past week or so we are in a heat wave, caused by a storm know as "calima" which is sand from the Sahara desert caught up in the atmosphere, then blown over our way here in the islands. Hot air gets trapped in the air above, and the temperatures can rise to high 90's or 100 degrees. Everything is covered in a layer of thin dust--Doug just washed the cars only to find them dirty again within hours.
So, while it is hot, the kids and I have found a fun place to escape the heat. I bought this little pool for a very good price when we moved into our house here, and it is the best investment we have made, considering the heat and lack of air conditioning. So when we need to cool off, we make a little trip into our backyard pool, and then back in the house in front of the fans!!