Saturday, January 31, 2009


HI lovely ladies .....well I have just endured the HOTTEST 3 days in Melbournes history!!

Dont get me wrong..I like the hot weather...BUT yesterday was 45 degrees...which is about 115 farenheit!!

I think there comes a time where we begin to become a bit PHYSCHO re this heat..

I was determined yesterday...I know it was silly...BUT I DID DO tennis...when the temp was about 40 degrees...BUT i coped...i lasted the hour...and it made me feel good..for my "OLD AGE""...PLUS my dodgey tennis elbow is NOW that made my day!

OHHH!! BUT HOW my garden has suffered...the agapanthus were just looking divine...NOW LOOK!!

the clivias were scorched..

AND every other flowers/shrubs ARE ....????!!!! you know what..

lucky I had SOOTY clipped last he is GOOD!

the bushfires are raging in other parts of my least 11 homes lost...

and apparently deliberately lit my some MORON...whom i hope they catch..

Last night....something blew up on a transformer...and half a million melbournians were without power!!

the trains stopped mid buildings shut down..

what is going on with this supposed civilised city of 4 million people?

it is just one thing after another??

anyway...didnt mean to be depressing...BUT with the hot little bit of a garden has had WE have no water in melbourne..

OOOHH my...we are allowed to water twice a week....between the hours of 6-8 am twice a week...what a joke this all is!

this BLOG maybe A political comment!! but hey...TRULY WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS STATE??????

xxx andrea


Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,
OMG your poor plants....
You are very good to have gone to tennis in that heat, I think it would have done my head in both mentally & physically!
I cannot fatham why anybody could be so stupid & deliberately light a bush fire...truly makes you wonder what (or what doesn't) go on in some peoples heads.
Sarah xxx
P.S: Sooty looks cute with his new clipped do!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Hot as Can be is right!
We have left water out morning and night all over our property for the animals both ours and the various wildlife.
Tennis??? I would'nt get motivated in any weather let alone 40 plus!!!
T hat power outage was in south morang and it holds most of the states power the huge fire broke out and "Boom"... No power...Our friend attended the fire scene.
Here we are in Hick town and have'nt lost power not once ...Yet!!!
Aircon went in yesterday so I am a happy camper...

Byron said...

what's happened to the garden mum? we will have to do a complete replant. i didnt realise it was that bad. at least you can do tennis again!!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Andrea
Our poor old garden looks the same, everything is burnt to a crisp.
Poor little Sooty
Top effort playing tennis

Thank goodness it's much cooler today

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Oooooh Andrea I have really felt for you poor ladies down south, the heat must be unbearable, & your poor garden, now that would break my heart if that was mine. Hard to understand why anyone would light a fire, do they stop and think about the poor buggars who have to try to put it out, the homes that are lost & the wild life that is killed. Tennis in that heat?? your braver than me Sweet, no way could I do that.

Hopefully you are enjoying the cooler weather today.

Sooty looks gorgeous.

Lyn xxx

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Andrea - poor garden - whats all this about Melbourne being cold and rainy, what rot! You were sooo good playing tennis - i have been motivated to start up again after watching the tennis as long as hubby "plays nice", he usually aces me and is very mean...maybe i should find a kind friend to play with instead! It has not stopped raining up here lately, you cant win! Mel xxx

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Andrea the heat has been awful. My poor garden has been burnt to a crisp. Such bad timing as I wanted the garden looking good for Amy's wedding on 4th April!! She will be leaving from my home and wanted photos in the front garden with my roses and hedging. Will have to try and ressurect it.

shabbydreaming said...

Hey sweetie!!

Yes this hot weather has been terrible!! Hate hate hate it!!!!
chat soon
Mandii (yep new blog)

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hi...just popping in to see what you have been up least Sooty looks a little bit cool!!!