Variations on a Theme
I have a few strategies for coping with the heat from our time in Adelaide and Sydney - but it is definitely a bit of a shock to encounter 38 degrees in the Cotswolds!? As it is, I found myself lying on the sun-lounger in the garden at 5.00am this morning having woken up with the dawn chorus (blasted birds!) and finding the bedroom (in the eaves) a tad toasty! However, lounging in the garden was quite refreshing - dozing as the day woke itself up, with a soft breeze and accompanied by chirruping chiff-chaffs, blackbirds and song-thrushes. Nice.
Then, it was rude awakening into reality as I hauled myself into school at 8am... but thankfully it is the end of term tomorrow! More of that another time - maybe - unless I erase it from my consciousness and conveniently forget about it? Probably preferable for all involved.
What a beautiful and peaceful place your garden is Rosie. Yes the blasted birds at 4:30 am here to, regular as clockwork. But as someone said to me when we lived in Adelaide. In England the birds chirp and sing whereas in Australia they screech and squawk! Remember the sulphur created cockatoos ………xx
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