Friday afternoon in the garden.
It must be spring in Canberra. The wattle is out, all the birds are building their nests, and the days are getting longer and sunnier!
What at a weird week! On Wednesday, despite it not being freezing, it rained, and then the rain turned into snow. It doesn’t settle here (far too warm), but everyone in Canberra went crazy about it because it’s SO rare!
HOWEVER… then on Friday it was so sunny and so warm everyone was in t-shirts, and we spent the whole day working in my late-grandmother’s garden and had lunch out on the back deck! This weather is seriously weird.
We booked an overseas trip on Wednesday night. We’ll be in Ukraine (as long as Russia doesn’t take over the ENTIRE country by then) and then Italy for a couple of months from April to June next year. They’re both places I’ve spent a lot of time in, and have family (Ukraine) and friends (Italy) in.
Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.
This church was used as a makeshift hospital during the revolution in 2013-2014.
Canberra Airport has been lit up in rainbow colours to greet federal MPs flying into the capital, ahead of the introduction of a cross-party bill to support gay marriage expected this fortnight.
In my city this week, the airport – as in the national capital’s airport all the politicians fly into – was lit up in marriage equality colours. When you live in a progressive city but all the crappy politicians from elsewhere fly in, WE end up being blamed for THEIR decisions in Federal Parliament.
We didn’t vote them in!
Ukrainian soldier leaves for war.
This week has been appalling in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After lunch with Ukrainian embassy staff this week we’ve heard so many more awful things that you’ll never hear here. Not as long as the news can find more baby animals at the zoo to report on!