Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Talking about the Weather

We are now into day 2 of our first bout of heat this summer in Perth, Western Australia; yesterday it got me thinking that the weather really is a talking point when it is more extreme. E.g. here I know in daily conversation it's about
  • Are you coping?
  • How do you handle the heat?
  • Do you have air conditioning or ceiling fans or a pool etc...

I'm sure it is similar for cool extremes or climates.

We managed to get through yesterday with using only our ceiling fans and block out curtains however now that the house is heating up we may need to use the air conditioner tonight to sleep or at least to cool the house just to fall asleep. We have only been in our house for 14 months and my husband being the handyman he is (and ex Sparky) installed 3 ceiling fans in the 2 bedrooms and main living area, however we did this progressively throughout summer last year so I don't think we experienced their full benefit. We are this year and they make a huge difference in our little weatherboard house, I think it is an advantage having high ceilings, anyway although it's hot, we seem to be managing alright.

How about you? Where are you? What weather are you experiencing?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hello and Welcome

Well it hasn't even been a year since I started blogging and I finally now have started my own personal blog. What other blogs do I have? Well 2 for 2 different businesses, but you'll probably hear about them later...

This one is all about me! Who am I? I am a business woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter, art enthusiast, born and bred in Perth Western Australia. The later, I have not been planned to stay here all my life but thus far it seems to be working out that way. However today as I was walking my son in his pram (he calls it his 'wheels') I was thinking just how great it is to live here in Perth, 10 minutes from the city - especially on such a glorious day...

How glorious was the weather well don't take my word for it: http://www.weather.com.au/wa/perth today I think we hit about 34 degrees celsius, tomorrow will be 36 and Thursday 39! Phew, the air conditioner will probably go on that day.

Anyway, welcome and I hope you come visit and leave comments often.

Avoir (no, not French just have a french name, fantasising about being bilingual)