Friday, 2 December 2016

Heatwave




It’s hot. Sydney is sweltering under a heatwave with temperatures in the 30’s today.  We took Buddy out early this morning but we have now crept back indoors where it is still cool.  It was too hot to eat lunch outside, even in the shade.  I made some olive tapenade that we ate with fresh crusty bread washed down by some red wine.  Important to drink plenty in this heat!

It would be pleasant swimming in the sea today but travelling to a nearby beach by public transport is not that great when it’s this hot.  So we are having a lazy day, eating, reading, snoozing and spying on the neighbours.

The two bedroom garden apartment next door was sold at auction last weekend. The owners had evicted the tenants and then paid a company to come in and ‘dress’ the property prior to the open day viewings in order to get top dollar.   Show home designer pieces were carried into the apartment and some expensive contemporary art fixed to the walls. Gardeners came and transformed the grounds. (It’s amazing what you can see through the gap in a fence.) It must have worked because the property sold for about 1.5 million (Aussie dollars).  Today a van arrived and removed all those fancy designer pieces.

Chilli for dinner tonight.  We found one pre-cooked in the freezer! 


18 comments:

  1. How cunning to "dress" the apartment like that. I wonder if they also had fresh bread baking in the oven.

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    1. You're up early Mr Pudding, it's surely only just gone 5.00 a.m. in Yorkshire?

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    2. Well spotted Sue. We Yorkshire folk are so hard working we can only afford to sleep an hour or two a night.

      Apart from that a car alarm disturbed me and I just couldn't get back to sleep.

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  2. Wills (my youngest son) just bought himself a house in Surfers Paradise yesterday. 2 mins from the beach, it's own pool, in gated compound. I'm now wondering if he'll EVER stay in his Lumberjack house EVER again.

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    1. I hope he will after all that work you put into the house. Sounds like he's got the best of both worlds.

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    2. I would worry that he's bought in a gated compound, Cro. No such need at Lumberjack house.

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    3. He says it's very quiet with no cars going past.

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  3. It's freezing over here! Don't you feel any shame when you tell us how hot it is?

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  4. Minus degrees here - I'm trying my best to make you envy.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I'm in for a shock when I get off that plane in two weeks' time.

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    2. With Buddy safely concealed about your person?

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    3. Excuse me madam, did your fur hat just bark?

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  5. All that money for a two bedroom apartment - a little out of my range!

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    1. Sydney is ridiculously expensive.

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  6. Could you send some of that heat this way please?

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    1. I'll try and bring some back with me.

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