1 February 2009
too hot to type in complete paragraphs
You know it's hot when you read out the forecast with a shout of "Only 35 degrees tomorrow!" and the rest of the family whoops with glee.
Yep, as every Melburnian blogger has already said, we've just had the worst heatwave in a hundred years, with about four days (I've lost count as my brain has melted) of around 43 or 45 degrees. Celsius.
The children return to school tomorrow and we now officially have two teenagers (two high schoolers!) in the house and only one left in primary school. My life is flitting away before my very eyes.
Yesterday I had the very good fortune to spend the day with likeminded craftsters at Sewjourn, (NOT pictured above) courtesy of Jan and her very generous online competition recently. I took Janet as my guest and we spent the day eating magnificent food, basking in airconditioned temperatures, chatting with master quilters and other bloggers, and sewing. I had grand plans of making two skirts and a pair of pants, a sleeveless top and then sitting on the couch with my knitting when I'd finished all that. Well ... you know, I made one skirt. Almost. Just the hem to go. I really should have cut out the fabric before I left.
I've raved about Sewjourn before, (pictured THERE on THAT link) and no doubt will again as the majority of our regular craft retreats are to be held there from now on, barring next weekend's retreat which was already booked. Suffice to say, if you're after a place to stay that has full sewing/crafting/artwork facilities in addition to beautifully appointed accommodation, look no further.
I took no photos at Sewjourn this time, but plenty on the way home.
It's still hot. It's nearly 11pm and I'm sitting in front of a fan, underneath a ceiling fan, with an enormous glass of chilled rose in my hot little hand, and the week ahead promises to be another hot one. Although in the 30s rather than the 40s. Thank god.
We spent this afternoon at the river, cooling off and celebrating the last day of the school holidays.
Tomorrow a new year begins. Hopefully with more coherent blog posts.