A little half-grown rosella that crashed into our window during our 40+ degree week-long heatwave.
I had so many plans for this week. I am reading three review books at the moment: one Regency, one Victorian, and one (first person – which is odd) contemporary romantic suspense.
However, I’m not sure what I’ll get done, because every time I check the forecast for Canberra, the temperatures have gone up again.
Here’s what we can currently expect for the rest of the week (and the dry, inland heat is… not fun! Whenever they forecast rain, it never actually happens!):
The end of lunch overlooking the lake on the terrace of the National Library of Australia on Wednesday afternoon.
Christmas/Koliada parade in Lviv, Ukraine.
Another week, another Christmas! Now, another New Year.
Sunset on Friday – the hottest day this week.
Happy New Year. But – just as important – Merry Christmas again!
Making varenyky yesterday afternoon. We made ninety-five in the end (not all in this picture).
Our resident baby magpie is having trouble with the heat…
This time of year is always so hectic for me. Apart from anything else, it has been Really Hot in Canberra for weeks, with a “cold” day being about 35 Celsius. We’re constantly sweaty – and getting some absolutely massive spiders in the house!
If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ll know it is summer now. In Canberra it has been in the mid to high thirties every day for weeks, and will be into the forseeable future.
Please – if you can – put some water outside your home. You never know what animals will use it, but I guarantee it will be appreciated.
I started putting water out when I got home from Europe in early October – front and back garden – and I’ve had to top it up most days since then (twice a day at the moment).
Animals I know for certain use that water: about seventeen types of bird, a possum and her baby, multiple cats (some owned, some possibly stray), and the odd dog that escapes its backyard and comes visiting.
So: any tray or bowl will do! If you’re hot and thirsty, so are the animals. And we have no rain in inland Australia, so it’s extra important!
Bright blue summer skies in Canberra.
How is it the ninth of December already?! It’s been a crazy-hot weekend in Canberra; inland it’s a good ten degrees warmer than in the cities on the coast.
I went to the sale at the National Library yesterday. If I have time I’ll write a post about it!
One month until Christmas! I’m going to be decorating and wrapping things next weekend…