We live in the southern part of Australia, so when a North wind blows, the temperature gets very high! The North winds bring the hot air down from central Australia and they pick up speed and heat, so that by the time they get to us in Melbourne, we have quite an unpleasant day with strong, blustery, hot winds and temperatures approaching 40 degrees Celsius.
Today is one of those days. The blinds get shut early and the fan goes on. The dogs are taken for a quick walk, then shut inside with lots of water.
We batten down the hatches and try not to use the car – the heat inside a locked car can get to over 50 degrees and even with the best air-conditioning system, it takes a while to cool down.
Even though the dogs stay inside on these days (and most other days!), often with air-conditioning on, we thought it would be fun to buy them a wading pool…..
Oh well, I guess it’s on with the air-conditioner (it’s 36 degrees as I type, heading for 37 or beyond), think serene thoughts and wait for the cool change to come!