Tag Archives: heat

Waving back

Steven Wright is an American comedian who was born the same year as me. I’d never heard of him but today, while looking for a suitable title to go along with the ridiculous heat presently melting me in Queensland, I … Continue reading

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Champion Kenyan

Last year, the Tour de France was won by a Belgian claiming to be British. This year, it was won by a Kenyan claiming to be British. Unlike last year, Chris Froome (this year’s winning rider) is very quick to … Continue reading

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Too darn hot

Well, Nicktor emerged perfectly fine this morning. The swelling of his foot had diminished and he looked like his old self. I think it probably helped not drinking anything but water last night. Even so, I told him he should … Continue reading

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Struck by the sun

You’d think that I’d know better: Growing up in Australia, in the heat of the Western suburbs of Sydney, you’d think I’d realise how the sun can affect your head. But, it seems, I’ve forgotten. Of course, I wore a … Continue reading

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The spirit of the game

After all the excitement of yesterday, today was all about sitting and sweating. Well, apart from my usual morning and evening walks…and an unexpected stroll down to Sunland that’s not called Sunland to look for a sim card. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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A very short heatwave

Today was another scorcher. Really. I’m not exaggerating. It was 32 degrees at the weather station at 1:30pm this afternoon. The sun was relentless, beating down on me as I mowed the lawn then continued as I dug up the … Continue reading

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Melting thongs

According to the weather station, it was 38 degrees at the bottom of our garden at about 6pm tonight. Because of the temperature (it has been stifling all day) we did little more than laze around the house, waiting for … Continue reading

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Unpacking & building

We are still without the Internet. It’s like those movies where there’s a handful of survivors in the boat after the ship sinks and there’s a voice-over saying “53 days and still no sign of land. We ate the cabin … Continue reading

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Life is waiting

Today I bid farewell to NSW and headed back north to Qld. I woke to a lovely 18º with very hard and high winds. I sat on the verandah in my pyjamas enjoying the cool (Mirinda is obviously acclimatised already … Continue reading

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Chinese cultural exchange

Today I went into Sydney to spend the day with Karen, who I haven’t seen since last Christmas Day when she and Nigel flew away home. I really must say that she looked fantastic. I think Australia agrees with her…or … Continue reading

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