This evening’s sunset in Canberra #2

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18/01/2017 · 8:34 pm

This evening’s sunset in Canberra #1

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18/01/2017 · 8:33 pm

Canberra fourteen years ago.

How appropriate that it’s near 40 degrees and windy today, just like fourteen years ago, when huge parts of Canberra were destroyed in a firestorm. It was the first time a fire tornado was recorded.

It hit my part of the city, and we were very lucky the helicopters were dropping water just before our house. People a couple of streets away were not so fortunate, and the fire came straight down the mountain and destroyed everything in sight.

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Pretty end to a very hot day!

It’s not Canberra’s greatest sunset, but it was pretty enough…

We reached higher than the high-thirties temperature predicted for today, and now we have *one* degree colder forecast for tomorrow!

However, last night we booked a trip to southern Spain for August. The last time I was there in August we had most days in the 40s, and some even in the 50s!

This is practice weather for Spain!

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Too Hot for Roses!

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17/01/2017 · 3:33 pm

Work View

I am working outside this afternoon, under an umbrella, even though it is far too hot. This is what I am looking at from the table.

When 34 degrees is your “cold” day this Canberra summer, you know it’s a too-hot summer!

I will be in for a shock in less than a month, when I head to Italy and England from February through to March. As I’m sure people know, Europe is having record snow and crazy-cold temperatures.

Despite the news talking nonstop about Poland, Russia and Syria, 40 of the 65 people who have died so far were in Ukraine. However – and as usual – the word “Ukraine” never reaches the news.

Not really excited about going back into the high thirties in the coming days…

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On the Road

Heading home this afternoon. A very hot end to a very hot week in Canberra, with no relief in sight (until I go to snowbound Europe in a few weeks!).

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