sorry i've been absent this week...
but i can't promise much this week either.
the weather has just been so
hot hot hot
that sitting here at the computer is a struggle
and i've only been visiting when absolutely necessary...
like checking the bank balance before payday
removing most of the 84 emails that arrive over a couple of days!
by the middle of every afternoon
we are beside ourselves with the heat
so we take off to the local council swimming pool
where the side nearest the bleachers
we ... that is whoever we can drag along with us...
stay there cooling off for a couple of hours
before heading home to make a cool salad for dinner.
we are hopeful that the temperatures come down
so that we can relax and sleep soundly
with our fans whirring beside us
such is the simple life
of surviving summer here in queensland this year.
we got lulled into expecting cooler wetter summers
over the last few years
so this hot dry one has hit us hard.
just copes in the best way they can.
some have aircon and modcons...
in our leaky old wooden queenslander
we'd need to stop up the gaps
to stop the cooled air from drifting down through the floorboards
or out through the not quite flush fitting windows.
we love our old 'granny' house...
but in the heat of summer
or the depths of winter...
she has her shortcomings
we love living in her anyway!
is your house
or a character?
or maybe both?
have a great week!
naturally Carol xox