Sunday, 2 February 2014

Keeping Cool!

It's a warm day today. It's 35 degC (F 95).
I got up at 5am when it was cooler and did the vacuuming, ironing, cooking, then the dusting. Didn't have to iron many things, but was getting a bit behind with the normal housework. It's all done for a day or two.

So what do we do in warm weather!
Many people go to the beach, and being on an island we are at no point less than 250km from the sea, apparently, but there may not be a beach there, or the sea may not be safe.
Other's go shopping to A/C.
Some sit under a shady tree in a park, or sit in the shade of a breeze way.
There are some people who put their feet in a bucket of ice, and the list goes on, what ever you have to do to keep your body cool, that is what you do.

In this house we turn the A/C on which is fortunately ducted to each room, and I have that set on 25 degC (F 77), I don't like it any cooler, I like to know it's summer.
Went outside, the pavement is extremely hot, would burn your bare feet, and could easy cook an egg on the pavement.
Tasmania is a bad place for burning the skin, so we are advised to cover up and or use sunblock as most of Australia.

Before it became too warm this morning our youngest grandchild came for a visit, I captured this photo of her.  In a few months she will be 2 years of age.


12 comments:

  1. Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing her sweet photo with us.
    Hope you have a lovely day.
    xoxo Mildred

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    1. We think she is too :) Mildred.
      And thank you. xx

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  2. Your granddaughter is beautiful! Such lovely red curls.

    It does get very warm here in the summertime too with many days in the 90's. I would never have thought to put my feet in a bucket of ice. :-)

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    1. Your warm weather is something to look forward to as your are counting down to your spring days. Ice works wonders in the heat, and some places here in Australia reach well over 40 degC.

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  3. We thankfully have one unit that cools the whole house in summer. When it sometimes goes out, you realize how terrible hot your house can get. Makes you grateful to live in the modern age.

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    1. It's good that you have a unit to cool the whole house. Makes us wonder what people did years ago to keep cool.

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  4. It's cold here in England.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  5. What a little poppet she is - love her red curls.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary.
      Oh she is lovely, like all grandchildren.
      The red curls, pretty colour in reality, actually same as photo, is from the Irish side of the family :)

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  6. my comment disappeared again. it's lovely and cool here today which makes a nice change. you granddaughter is a gorgeous girl. i love her curls :)

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    1. Oh dear about your comment. I find blogger can be odd at times.
      Cooler here too, but of course we don't have it as hot as you do.
      Thanks re youngest grandchild, her hair is lovely :)

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