We've had 30 minutes of rain that turmed to delicate, fluttering, snow! We were told we could have snow in August or September because we're 500m above sealevel, here, but I didn't quite believe it. Mind you, the icey deck I slipped on should have been a clue. The snow is mostly gone after 10 minutes … Continue reading SNOW!!!!
I wasn't going to go but I'd been looking forward to, and saving up for, the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show all year, so I went and I'm glad I did. I cuddled some lambs and kids (the goat kind) and picked up the looms I'd been saving for from lovely Libby from Ashford New … Continue reading Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2017
Cat Smack Sorting through my Japan shots, I found this beauty which I snapped at the local Matsuzakaya(a department store which sells groceries.) She doesn’t look happy, does she?
After a record 5 days of temperatures over 41C/106F, the cool change finally arrived - as did my time lapse camera, so I rushed to set it up to catch the sky as it cooled. We didn't get the storm I was hoping to capture, but it caught the eerie orange sky and some lovely … Continue reading Out of a Clear, Blue Sky
I am feeling more and more that my post-sea-rise/climate change novel should be my next project! We are on Day 4 of this weather, if we get a 5th day over 40 we are into record territory. For my farenheit friends, 44C is 111F. No, this is not normal for anywhere other than the centre … Continue reading Heatwave
The House Hunt is over! We will be able to move in from the 13th of April, but will need too co-ordinate the Air Shipment from Thailand (which should already be here, but isn’t), the shipment from Storage in Sydney (should take 1 week or so), and the Sea Shipment from Thailand (6-8 weeks). Luckily, … Continue reading The House Hunt is Over!
We're home in Melbourne! The last few days in Bangkok were some of my best, despite being incredibly stressful. Between tidying and organizing all the little things one has to in preparation for the locusts' (the packers') arrival at 9am on Monday, there were lots of goodbyes - more than I would have thought, for feeling … Continue reading We’re home!
Posts and photos from our trip to Japan for another New Year at the Atsuta Shrine, will come, but today, big news: We've got about 10 weeks left in Thailand, slight possibility we might be home for my birthday!After feeling so much better after just a couple of days in Japan, barely needing any asthma … Continue reading Bangkok, you have defeated me.
I’ve just experienced my first earthquake. We slept through a couple of quakes in Nagoya, but this is the first time I’ve been awake for one. I felt no movement, just heard the building creaking in a slow, swinging rhythm and what sounded like the occasional banging on a metal tank. I thought that something … Continue reading Earthquake in Northern Sumatra felt in Bangkok