2 December 2016
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!