12 January 2010
Melbourne is in the middle of a three day heatwave with the mercury going [way] over 40. My widget tells me 44 degrees Celsius (yesterday) is 111 degrees Farenheit, so I've been hanging out a bit on Flickr gawping at the amazing photographs of the frozen northern hemisphere, as I sit in front of the fan with a cold wet flannel around my neck, eating enormous bowls of ice cream.
The trains are all breaking down, the pregnant elephant at the zoo has put her birth on hold (true!), there are Total Fire Bans and catastrophic fire warnings all around and last night the temperature did not get below 30 degrees, making it the hottest night ever on record. I don't even feel human in this heat.
Swims in the river and a trip to Beastland to see a movie (Fantastic Mr Fox - recommended) got us through the last two days. I think it might be back to our favourite quiet waterhole at the river today.
Ok enough whinging. I'm going to have a mango icy pole for breakfast.