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!
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…
Some pictures from the Great Wall near Beijing, Jinan, and the Zibo district in China last week.
These past few months have been crazy. From winter to like-winter weather in Europe, to warm weather, to a heatwave in Canberra, to freezing China, to another heatwave in Canberra. I’m so confused where I am and what season it is! Now I’ve done my Christmas shopping (just in case things didn’t arrive in time), I sort of feel like it’s time for the year to end!