Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Cold Lemonade


Day 1 of what looks to be a long & protracted heatwave here in South Australia - not that I'm complaining as I love the hot weather. However, living in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills isn't all beer & skittles, as the risk of bushfires during these unrelenting days of searing, dry heat is ever present. So a quick review of our Bushfire Action Plan (read as: pack the car & get the hell out!) might be the go today & making sure there are plenty of cold drinks for poor MOTH who has to work outdoors in this sizzling heat. And of course, a big dish of water for the possums, koalas, kookaburras, lizards etc. who are our garden 'Lodgers'.

The week ahead:

Today 41C. (106F.)

Wednesday 41C. (106F.)

Thursday 41C. (106F.)

Friday 40C. (104F.)

Saturday 35C. (95F.) - oooh a cool change!

Sunday 38C. (101F.)

13 comments:

  1. It's so funny to read this from Chicago where we are at a high of 11 degrees for the day. I wish I could send you some of this.

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  2. Thank you for the tip on the white floors.... boy is it hot there!!! It is so cold over here near Chicago. A high of 7 degress (F) today! Hope you keep cool!

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  3. Ouch, I hope you have a pool! I'm sick of the cold, but I know I couldn't cope with 41

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  4. Sounds like our Phoenix summers! Dry heat is still hot at 106 degrees! Hope your lemonade chills things out!

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  5. Well...you can keep that weather Millie. It is lovely here today and will be somwhere around 21-26C this week...enjoy!
    Ness xx

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  6. I saw the weather forecast for South Australia this morning and thought of you. Way too hot for me. Hope your garden survives the heat, and of course, poor MOTH.
    Clare

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  7. It's so nice!...while you prepare and drink your ice cold lemonade i'm preparing a boiling cup of chocolate and whipped cream because today,in the south of Italy, we have 9C.!!! Have a nice day! Mate

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  8. Ooh yes it is sweltering here today! Hope your barbeque with your boys went well last night!

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  9. We are getting to share the weather in Victoria as well! Thanks so much!

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  10. i hear you Millie - we are getting those stinkers in Melbourne too - absolutely foul! You should pop over to Mum's for a swim - there are only about 4 days a year you can swim in a Crafers pool and these are certainly in that category!

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  11. Oh my..we have -17 wind chill. It's kind of fun how you and I always have opposite weather. Your posts make me feel a bit warmer!

    I miss the sunshine and green grass!

    Have a great day :)

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  12. hot, hot, hot! perfect for lemonade!

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  13. Ah! so nice w/ an ice cold lemonade during warm summer.

    I don't need that much as of now. I can wait 3 more months, pls?

    Well, send some warm breeze over at my place §:-)

    Hugs for a wonderful Wednesday, downunder!

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