Hi ladies...just a quick little post to talk about the weather AGAIN!!
It has literally been far too hot to do anything today...currently it is 45 degrees in melbourne (about 115 farenheit)...
i have literally just been lying on the couch (going through my magazines..sorting out which to give to the op shop..and which to sell on ebay)..
PLUS in between...listing one or two things on ebay...I AM JUST NOT motivated..
I am just looking out to melbourne at the minute from my strategic computer spot!! and i can honestly say....MELBOURNE TODAY is a very very scary CITY..
the photos i have taken do NOT quite tell the story...BUT the city is now becoming greyer & greyer by the minute ... as we are being surrounded by smoke from bushfires raging throughout the state..AGAIN..
the north wind has been sooo strong...my tv aerial has blown off the roof and is hanging precariously over my bedroom balcony...at least foxtel is still working..
My 20 yo son has just flown in from sydney (went to the TOP GEAR) show there last night..and he said it was absolutely unbelievable flying over victoria...the captain said if "you smell smoke" dont worry..it is not the aeroplane..but the bushfires!! and he said it was the MOST turbulence he has experienced...(and he travels a bit in nth america re skiing...so he has experienced lots of turbulence)..
even SOOTY is suffering..i gave him a nice cool bath this morning..but he is just lying on the cool tiles in the kitchen..plus I have wrapped a water logged cloth around his tummy...to keep my "BABY" cool..
okay!! just watching the news...this is THE HOTTEST day EVER in MELBOURNE..a city of 4 million people....it reached 118 degrees farenheit....!!
Bushfires are still raging all around melbourne...the wind has now stopped ... but it is just soo eerie....the city is just totally shrouded in GREY!! it is very spooky....
houses have been lost...
my dads sister has just rung him ...she is 90 yo...so dad at 85 is the younger brother!! she has had to flee her house re the fires...she is stressed of course...and just had to ring dad to tell him what is going on.. I dont know where dads other sister is...she is 95 yo!! hope she is okay??!!
i am updating this blog site as I hear things...Melbourne is just now totally a bleak grey grey city...even though i am not under any threat of course..living in a suburb...I can kind of feel what is going on...
i was a policewoman back in the 1983 bushfires...and remember the horrible drama of it all...the lives lost...houses lost...bushfires are JUST the MOST horrendous thing...wildlife suffers...and many of these fires are lit by arsonists...!!
I am not a religious person...BUT I can ONLY give the CFA/MFB firefighters the UTMOST gratitude...they are totally AWESOME...and they are the BIGGEST volunteer FIRE FIGHTING service in THE WORLD!! xxxxxx to these guys../women .....
knowing it was going to be soo hot today...i went to one of my fav antique/flea market/junk warehouse on thursday..and bought some lovely bits & bobs to list on ebay..
I found this gorgeous painting..i thought for $5.00 it was just soo peacefully shabby chic..
on the back is written that it is the "main bedroom of 71 merrion square dublin...home of sybil connelly"...
my darling hubby suggested i look that name up on google..and guess what?? she was a famous IRISH fashion designer who designed dresses for Jacqui Kennedy!!
maybe I have stumbled onto SOMETHING!!??? probably not..as I cannot decipher the artists signature...(when i bought it..the guys told me that it came from the home of a little 80 odd year old lady...as i also bought a lot of her needlework items..thats why he mentioned who she was)..
soo a bit excited for a minute...maybe more research?? so shall not be selling it just yet!!
i have to stop typing now as I am literally melting away...even with the air con on full throttle..
i promise I shall NOT blog about the weather again.. although thank goodness I didnt have tennis today!!
pps...sorry photos are out of order re the blog story....still cannot work out what i am doing!!