Happy New Year!! Hogmanay was a bit of a non-event at Park Towers but we look to 2013 with hope that it will be nicer to us than 2012 was!!
The weather over the first few days of the year grew warmer and warmer until yesterday the mercury pushed past 40c. All you can do on those days is sit under the air conditioning vent and wait for the temperature to become bearable again. I do find it a bit funny that in Scotland the kids couldn’t play out after Christmas because it was too cold and wet, yesterday they couldn’t go out because just walking from the house to the car you could feel your skin sizzling!!
The forecasters predicted a cool change last night but at 1am it was still over 32c.
When I woke up this morning it was a very pleasant 23c so we got ourselves organised and ready to go out while it was nice out. We were going to do another day on our A-Z but all the places beginning with D are far away or in fire zones (yesterday there was a statewide fire ban and the warning had been raised to ‘extreme’ on the fire rating signs – one step before ‘grab your kids, passports and hard-drive and go and stand in the sea while all your worldly goods go up in smoke’) so we didn’t really want to go there. Instead we went to Williamstown again 🙂
He is 10.5 years old and this appears to be the age when sullen, grumpyness sets in. He would much rather be at home, looking at a screen of some description, not talking to anyone.
Ruby managed to get her feet FILTHY and then made matters worse when she took her flip-flop off to wash it, but couldn’t stand on one leg so got her foot dirtier and while washing it off, her other foot slipped and was also filthy!!!
For a boy who didn’t want to be here, I think he had kind of enjoyed himself!