Category: winter

12 of 12 May 2015

Better late than never . . . Today was forecast to be a day of wild weather, with severe weather warnings left right and centre. I was home today, which meant I had to make sure the fire stayed alight, that the buckets were under the right place in...

12 of 12 July 2014

We stayed in Hobart last night with family after a lovely dinner out with Lil Sis and Mr Tall, child-free, which we decided was a belated birthday celebration for Slabs. Six months belated, give or take a few days, but who’s counting? A recovery breakfast was in order. 1...

12 of 12 August 2013

This is my first 12 of 12 post. I heard about 12 of 12 from my friend Snuva, who has been doing it for several years.  Basically what you do is on the 12th day of each month you take 12 photos of your day. Snuva says, “Sometimes the...

P365 – Day 255 – travel-log day 2 (12/09/2011)

Today’s schedule: Sleep in. Drive from Adaminaby to Tumut, through Kusciuszko National Park, stopping to visit the Yarrangobilly Caves. It was a clear sunny morning, and there were no reports of snow on the road, so we were confident we’d have an uneventful trip across the mountains. The ‘high...

P365 – Day 237 – I did not speak too soon

I did not speak too soon . . . I did not speak too soon . . . So OK, after a glorious morning, at lunchtime the weather decided it was winter time again, the temperature dropped by several degrees, the wind started blowing (up to 109 km per...

P365 – Day 223 – spring is nearly here!

It’s still pretty wintery, but the days are slowly getting longer, it’s not quite as cold in the mornings and there are signs of life starting to emerge. No doubt we’re in for one or two more cold snaps before we say goodbye to winter (and then, of course,...

P365 – Day 213 – headwear

A few weeks ago, when it was particularly cold, I was thinking I needed a warm beanie that I wouldn’t be too embarrassed to wear in public. The one I normally wear (for dog walking, in the dark) is a plain black one, and whenever I wear it I...

P365 – Day 208 – did someone say it was cold?

Well it is. This was our thermometer this morning. I think it says -2 degrees. Not as cold as some of my friends in the US experience, but still cold. Yes, it is a very old, extremely unattractive thermometer (and the full thing looks even worse than the closeup)...

P365 – Day 203 – a (brief) walk in the park

I was home again today. The doctor told me to take the rest of the week off. My work colleagues were very keen that I not come to work and share my illness with them. I haven’t been able to sleep, and am still feeling well below ordinary. Another...