Here's hoping to a slightly cooler Friday than last week, when the mercury reached over 40 degrees.
A couple of weekends ago, after a week of seemingly non-stop rain, the grey clouds continued to hang over the city. We woke up on the Saturday to a few droplets of rain spattering against the window, but it didn't seem too bad, and definitely not cause to change our plans to walk up near Elvina Bay, a remote suburb north of the city.
We made a picnic, packed our waterproofs, and set off on the 45 minute drive north.
Just as we were coming up to the carpark where we had planned to start our walk, the heavens opened - with horizontal rain. We were prepared we we going to get wet, but there is a limit.
And it would be nice to see some of the scenery rather than walking along with eyes squinting against the rain. The carpark cost $12, which would have been fine were we going to spend all afternoon walking, but with the rain as it was, we couldn't justify it as in all likelihood we would be back at the car within half an hour.
Mid November seemed like the perfect time to bake the first batch lebkuchen...
Spring has always been my favourite month; the new excitement to it, the thought of longer days and warmer weather ahead. With it's arrival comes the flowers.
The purple crocuses sheltering under trees in England, yellow daffodils, a rainbow of tulips across Europe, the dainty Blue Squill in Montreal. In the countries we have lived in, spring has had the same tone - with some slight variations, but the essence is still there.
Australia seems to do things a little differently. So let me take you on a tour of our colourful neighbourhood...
Neither of us remember this explosion of bright colour last year (I am sure it was there, in all it's glory)