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Cooling down…..

Its hot, seriously hot. About 42 degrees outside, the only way to get cool is to get wet!

Lost mojo: reward offered

The wedding was great despite the extreme heat. The ceremony was outdoors but we all sheltered inside until it started and then raced back in to down cold drinks afterwards. The bride looked amazing, the groom got emotional which always gets to me and it was fabulous spending time with Ron and relaxing away from […]

Hot, hot, hot, hot…..

Today is HOT. Its currently 40.7 degrees C or 105.2 degrees F. Very, very, very HOT. For those of you reading in Sydney, you already know this. I hope, like us, you are tucked up indoors with the blinds down and the aircon turned up. Our little house is quite easy to cool down with […]

Still tired, but with added HOT

What do you do when the mercury soars and water restrictions are still downgraded so sprinklers are allowed? Why you strip down to your (baggy) swimming cossie and you enjoy! Amy and I had a ball running through the sprinkler, Stella had a turn with me and although she didn’t NOT enjoy it, I think […]


It feels wrong somehow to write a frivilous post about how we are keeping cool in Sydney’s 45 degree (113 fah) heatwave when more than 60 people have been killed in terrible bushfires in Victoria. We had a very busy day yesterday, beach in the morning, home in the afternoon until a powercut (!??!?!?!) sent […]


On Saturday the temperature in Sydney was predicted to rise above 40 degrees again, the fourth day in a row of above 35 degree temp days. I was sick and tired of staying indoors with the aircon on and arguing with Amy about who could watch their tv show so we threw the bag of […]


Its still so hot here in Sydney that I am starting to wilt. Pregnancy is tiring and I am realising I might just need to cut myself some slack and stop stressing about sitting indoors in my pants with the aircon on. Afternoons are the worst, I feel tired, unmotivated, sweaty, irritable and grumpy. Still […]

Hot headed

I am tired, but finally cooler after two scorching days. The temp topped 42 degrees celcius or 107.6 fahrenheit this afternoon so Amy and I stayed inside, doors and windows closed, blinds drawn with the aircon on. The heat still gets to me and I have been feeling sweaty, irritable, grumpy and Amy and I […]

Free chocolate

Yesterday was the second anniversary of our arrival in Australia. On the 6th January, 2007 we flew into Sydney from Johannesburg after a 6 week holiday in South Africa. I remember feeling excited, nervous and homesick/confused, not sure whether I was missing my family or my friends, or my old life or London or all […]

Hot day, cold pool

Today was a scorcher! The temperature reached 33 degrees in Sydney and the winds were blowing in excess of 70km/h which made for a very hot and dry day. Our little house gets very hot in these kinds of temperatures although the back of the house is much cooler in the afternoon which gives us […]

Still hot

This is how hot my husband was as a baby, and this is how hot it was last Sunday. The final blistering temperature upstairs in Amy’s bedroom. Don’t call child services, we didn’t make her sleep in that. The aircooler brought it down to about 32 degrees that evening.


Last Sunday was hot, like really, really hot. I was very casual about this heat when everyone was talking it about it before. I come from South Africa, I understand hot. Well it turns out that the hot I understand is totally different. It was unbearably warm, a hot, dry wind made it feel like […]

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