Saturday, February 11, 2017

Almost there...

I am so tantalisingly close, to finishing my mini room renovation. So, so, close!
You can see what I'm working on below, which should be the last improvement to make. I love this feature. I love all the little features I've added to this room.


A little ornate woodwork


But the heat has sapped my energy for now. I don't feel like driving half an hour to town, for the few remaining parts needed. Sometimes I can get tetchy from the heat. I spent the first 7 years of my life in Darwin, in the Northern Territory.

Darwin had the kind of sapping heat, days on end, like we're experiencing presently, in our temperate region. I got heat stroke once at school, and I reckon it must have fried my patience metre, or something. I can handle the heat, so long as I don't have to do a lot. So all my projects are on hold, at the moment.


I love green!


Although, I have enjoyed some knitting time, because it doesn't require much energy to sit and knit. Making dishcloths helps to pass the time, as the heat runs through the course of the day. We only have ceiling fans, but I'm glad we don't have air-con now. We had it at our last house, in town. Going outside was a lot harder, once I sat in air-conditioning all day.

Now when the sun goes down, the cool of the afternoon brings us outside the house, and I think it's healthy to feel what the outdoors is feeling. I like looking forward to going outside in the afternoons - like, I look forward to our home-made ice creams from the freezer.


Making mango ice-pops


Or eating a chilled bowl of fruit salad in the middle of the day. Fizzy kombucha, is a refreshing beverage, to help bring a little zing back to my day as well. I remember winter isn't far away, and I'm sure at some point, this heat spell will break. I'm also looking forward to hearing the raindrops on the roof again, which inevitably comes with such heat.

I hope you're staying cool in the summer heat. Or staying warm, if you're in the northern hemisphere. The seasons will be changing for both of us, soon. And maybe, I'll get that room finished too.



14 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing what that woodwork's going to be! I'm no good in the heat now either.

    So you're temperate there? That must mean we're cool temperate here.....I can never work it out....all the books seem to say something different. Anyway nothing is certain weatherwise any more.

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    1. We border between temperate and subtropical. The fact we can drop temperature in the evenings and in winter, is what makes us temperate. But the fact we can have elevated temps through summer and the evenings, is what makes us subtropical too.

      Best of both worlds, and sometimes not. ;)

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  2. Those mango pops look just the thing for hot, hot days like the one's we're having. I can find really hot days frustrating because they keep me indoors more than I'd like to be. I get up early though and go outside until the heat chases me in. I got heatstroke when I was a young child too, at a sports carnival. I remember being very, very sick and the doctor coming to the house. Can't wait to see your "room reveal" when you've finished your little reno. Meg

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    1. I got my heat stroke on a school excursion. I don't remember much of it, other than being groggy and spending most of my time on the cool floor, under the ceiling fans. My mother was livid they didn't inform her of the excursion, or that I spent most of the day, outside, without a hat. I was a walking beetroot.

      Staying out of the sun, on days like these, makes much more sense! ;)

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  3. Yep the heat is just too much at the moment. This morning I made two pillowcases and the amount of sweat that it took looked like I had been working out for ages. Oh my goodness! The heat has to end soon.

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    1. I'm with you Jane. I hope this is the last of the 40 degrees (and above) days.

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  4. I have made mango ice cream and put it in icy poles. Nice in this heat. According to the news we had 40C here. Tomorrow afternoon I am heading off to the movies :-) Yes it will cool down eventually....hopefully.

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    1. That's a few more degrees than they were predicting for Toowoomba. I was envying your under 40 degrees, prior. We got to 42 degrees.My chickens lived, so I'm grateful. :)

      Enjoy your movie. Sounds like a lovely time. I can smell the popcorn from here!

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  5. Here along the south coast of England, it's trying (not very hard) to snow, I've just checked outside and it's -01, so we are dreaming of summer and firstly spring to get growing things.

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    1. Oh my, that is cold! I think I'll stare at that -01 a little longer. It might help. You can look at the 43 degrees, we're expected today, and hope that helps you feel warmer too. I love imagination!

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  6. That picture is quite intriguing, it will keep me guessing.
    Here in town we didn't get the usual cool down after dark, not a breath of air all night , so the house will start the day warm not cooled down......don't even want to think about what that means !
    If the heat gets too much for just knitting under the ceiling fan I watch "The Day After Tomorrow ".....that probably won't work this afternoon so I am off to the library with a book and my knitting to take advantage of their aircon....keep cool

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    1. We kept our doors open for the first time, since living here Margaret. We locked the security screen doors though. It made a big difference in how much cooler the house was in the morning.

      Enjoy, "The Day After Tomorrow." I might stream, "The Legend of Korra," on ABC iview. They tend to have a lot of water action there. :)

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  7. Fizzy Kombucha - definitely my favourite.

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    1. Do you make your own too? I love being able to make fizzy with fungus. Or should that be a mushroom? It works though.

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