28 January 2009
a room with a view
A long lazy beach weekend with friends finished up our series of Amazing Beach Holidays.
We swam and skiffle boarded and boogie boarded and laughed like loons.
The children dug a tunnel to Russia. At the end of the day we made them fill it in, turned to leave the beach and one suddenly said Where are my sandals? Uh oh.
Now it's back to reality. I'm at work this week (except for today), the children are making the most of their last week of freedom before the school year begins, and the forecast is for Melbourne's hottest heatwave in 100 years with four or five (I'm not counting any more) of days over 40C in a row. Today it's going to hit 41C and I'm planning on ignoring the weeks and weeks worth of housework, laundry, errands, phone calls and paperwork that have built up into a teetering tottering tower of intimidation and guilt, and meet friends at the river.
I hope you're surviving the weather this week, whatever it is in your part of the globe.