I have just realised that I have not posted anything in 2011. I know, it is a disgrace but here I am confirming that I am still here, alive and breathing.
Melbourne as usual has decided to give us a scorcher on new years eve so I spent the day at Brighton Beach which has become a bit of an Australian NYE ritual. Thankfully this year it was not as windy as previous years so I was able to spend a relaxing 5 hours chilling and listening to the waves crashing against the shore.
I love the English Xmas football schedule where it is none stop football, 11.45pm, 2am, 4.45am and 7am games means lots of late nights and early starts. Manchester City have started this hectic period with two wins out of two making me a very happy chappy.
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.
Spring Heat Wave
We are going through a spring heat wave with temperatures reaching 35 Celsius which is 95 Fahrenheit to the British. On Sunday I went to Brighton beach to escape the heat and discovered I had forgotten my cream, not very clever but I managed to do 4 hours before having to escape back to my flat before I fried but the sea was so lovely and calm I could have spent all night there. I kept comparing it to a Sunday in Manchester or a Sunday on a beach recovering from the Saturday night.