Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Halfway through the Heatwave.

15 Jan 2014 9:15 am

We're having a horrid heat wave in South Eastern Australia, it's completely revolting, but at least we  are not in Melbourne for the duration. Or Adelaide. Melbourne has been hit hard and all the days have been over 40 degrees.  Here on the Mornington Peninsula the temperatures are slightly lower and the sea breezes are better.  And there's the beach to get us through the unpleasantly hot days. But my sister's rental house is hot, and last night the temperature inside hovered around the 30 degree mark. Everyone had heavy eyes in the morning, and Cherub woke in the small hours sobbing his heart out from a bad dream. We never found out what it was about.

15 Jan 2014 1:34 pm

We've stuck to the surf beach at Point Leo for our last 2 beach days, but have been a bit disappointed with the lack of good waves.  The water temperature is gorgeous, and of course just standing in the sea is the world's best way to cool your body's core temperature, but if you're going to be at the beach for a while, waves are just more fun and give you something to do. Even if I were  a sunbaking type, which with my fair skin and red hair I am most definitely NOT,  a 40+ degree day is not really comfortable for any prolonged time lying on the sand. It always amazes me how many people still do
sunbake though. And I saw lots of sunburnt people yesterday. Ouch, how can they let it happen, the sillies.

15 Jan 2014 1:35 pm

Climber recognised a school friend in the water yesterday, so that was fun, introducing ourselves to and chatting with her parents, and watching Cherub and her younger sister progress in friendship to the point where they were wrestling with intent to duck each other by the time we left.  The teenagers were more reserved, chatting and laughing at the 'annoying' younger siblings' antics.

15 Jan 2014 12:29 pm

Fixit was supposed to be leaving us tonight to do a bit of casual work in Melbourne on Thursday and Friday, but owing to the heat wave it has been postponed til the weekend.  He decided to make the trip to Melbourne anyway, to collect some prescription-drugs and the cat.  We were starting to worry about Basil in the extended heat, as even though our nice neighbours were feeding and looking out for him, our closed up house was likely to be hot and wouldn't have offered him any respite. So the two of them arrived here at 8:30pm, and after 2 hours of slinking round the house, yowling and looking stressed, he has finally climbed on my lap and started to purr. Good kitty.

15 Jan 2014 8:38 pm

Apparently he meowed for the entire car trip. Luckily we are used to travelling with weird noises because of the kids. The current high-rotation phrase from the back seat is: It's pronounced "neggie", and the two of them are finding it deeply hilarious.

1 comment:

  1. Kitty does look a bit stressed. Mine found cooling in someone's burr-plot or something .. his long hair matted with them. Must be a new spot as it hasn't happened before and he'd knotted his tummy trying to get them out. Not keen on the vet/sedation route, we managed to snip them all out tonight after the change hit, and he was strangely grateful and nobody bled!

    I bet your kitty is grateful now too :)


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