Summer in Melbourne. Summer in Australia.

Summer down under.  It’s all sunshine and fun. Shorts and thongs (jandals/flip flops/plastic causal footwear). Days at the beach frolicking in the waves. Beach towels. Backyard cricket. Cricket at the G (the Melbourne Cricket Ground). Tennis at the Australian Open (what is with the new logo?). Music in the parks. People sleeping overnight on the…

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English Language according to Henry James. Urrrghhhhh! It’s hot. To be very clear, I am complaining. U know it’s hot when the spiders pack their bags and galang! U know it’s hot when you put the clean knife in the teaspoon section and the teaspoon…

Day Thirteen of cocktail Advent Calendar

A day on the sofa. The heat of yesterday took it out of me.  I am not quite sure how to get around it. I drink a lot of water, wear cotton clothing, try to stay low to the ground, try not to move too much, eat juicy food like tomatoes and lettuce…    …

Day Six to Nine of cocktail Advent Calendar

So… I am lumping 4 days together because I had to take a break. Two reasons for this. The first being I am not used to drinking everyday and the second being the heat. There were a couple of super hot days. As a cold-blooded individual, anything above 25C renders me sluggish, above 28 I…