Australia is Burning
Australia has just experienced its hottest day on record and its worst spring on record for dangerous bushfire weather, according to data released by the Bureau of Meteorology.
They promised us a long and warm summer and so far they have not delivered on that promise.
2012 Summer Holiday
I have been in Marbella now for just over two glorious weeks and I am in my last week before I have to leave the sun and go back to England. I have managed to read a few books on my new kindle and hope to finish two more before my holiday is over.
This weekend in Manchester the weather has been lovely and sunny so on Saturday I managed to grab an hour on the balcony in the sun whilst my nephew was fast asleep. When he finally decided to get up I went to his house and we played in the garden until the ice cream van came up the street.
This is the satellite view of Australia and as you can see it is covered in clouds, apart from Perth where the weather always seems to be hot and sunny.
We are having some amazing weather here at the moment in Melbourne while my family and friends freeze over there in England. This is Brighton Beach, my place of worship and only a 15 minute train journey away. There are nearer beaches but this is a lot quieter and you can always find a nice pitch to call your own. At one point today however, jellyfish were swept onto the beach all along the bay and it was like a mini invasion and then 20 minutes later they were all gone but I did not fancy risking getting stung so I stayed well away from the sea.
This week the weather has been getting hotter by the day climaxing today, Sunday at 37 Celsius this to Europeans is 99 Fahrenheit. I decided this morning I would try and get myself a bit healthier. I skipped the market as I did not fancy getting fruit that had been sat outside all day in this heat and instead headed to the supermarket and look at what I got. Banana, Melon, Grapefruit, Avocado, Tomato, Carrot, Coconut, Strawberries, Leek, Potatoe and Asparagus, what an exhilarating selection of fruit and veg to go along side the meat I purchased yesterday. I am having Beef Wellington for dinner on Monday :)