Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's so jolly hot.

G'day. Well our hot weather here where I live in this beautiful Australia has hit good and proper. Yesterday when I got home from work at 4.00 pm I looked at the outside thermometer and it was sitting pretty on 45 degrees. We were only suppose to get 43!!!  

It's now 1.40pm Thursday afternoon and it's at 45.5 degrees. I would be surprised if it doesn't get to 46.  My poor rose flowers have faded and wilted despite all the watering over the last few days. The heat is just too much for them and me. I had to go out earlier this morning and at 10.00am here, it was already in the 30's. I did what I had to do very quickly and came back home and relaxed in air conditioned comfort.

The photo was taken 12 months ago in beautiful Paris. Oh, how the weather was so different there. My son and I were thrilled to see Paris with snow, while back home here, the heat was as bad as it is now. Bush fires were raging up in our high country, the state was sweltering.  I was getting news from hubby about the conditions back here, while son and I rugged up to beat the cold. I remember the guy from the hotel in Paris asking me about our weather as the bushfire and extreme heat was on the news over there. He couldn't believe that we experience temperatures in the middle 40's and that in some areas it can get to 50 degrees. All part of our life here, I explained. I must admit that I would most certainly like to be back in Paris about now.  I am a winter girl. Have never liked the summer. It can go take a hike as far as I'm concerned. Bring on the winter now please. 

Take care. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hot Cross Buns already !!!!!!

G'day.  I was surprised to see that Hot Cross Buns are already in supermarkets. At least they are where I live. We have 4 supermarkets here and they all have them on prominent display. I actually had to look twice when I spotted them in Safeway the other day. It's still more than 3 months to Easter. What's going on? Why so early? I know this has been happening for many years, but it just seems to get earlier with each passing year. It's scary !! As soon as the New Year rolls around so do the Hot Cross Bunnies. As a matter of principle I won't buy them, but hubby probably will as he has a great fondness for them. I will also try to be strong and not eat any. I promise I will do my best on that score, but I do so like them as well.

My New Years resolution is the same as it is every year. Lose weight. I think I spoke about my weight loss when I was going to Weight Watchers. I lost a decent 25 kilos. But, with all the cancer treatment, not to mention all the yummy food my son and I ate while in Paris last January, I have put a fair amount back on. Not all of it, mind you, but enough. So I am back on track once again. Sadly the Weight Watchers meeting here in town closed down, due to lack of numbers. There were only about 15 attending ( on a good night ) and WW didn't think that was a viable number to keep the meeting open! I was rather peeved as WW forget that these 15 or so people were all losing weight and all doing really good and they relied on those support meeting to help in the weight loss battle. I have seen 4 of the former members and they have all put weight back on.  But I have lost weight on my own before and will do so again.

The small wooden plaque in the photo was given to me by a workmate for Christmas. It's a great saying, isn't it? 

I have an oncology appointment in Melbourne this afternoon, so will be catching the train in. It' s cool here at the moment. Funny weather we are having. Suppose to be summer, but it suits me just fine. I am not a summer girl by any stretch of the imagination. Give me the winter anytime, though I am not sure if I would feel the same if I was in America or Canada at the moment where they are having severe weather conditions. I wish everyone well over there.

Take care.