Saturday, 10 November 2018

Coming up

As we are nearing the end of 2018 there are a number of interesting events coming up in our city. I know several people who read my blog live in Brisbane or in the region and like to visit when these craft shows are on so I thought I would let you know when they start.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Halfway through the heatwave....whew!

Here in Queensland much of the state is experiencing heatwave conditions and I heard on the news tonight that the temperature out in Birdsville is in the mid forties which is roughly about 113F if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. In our 'cooler' climate it is 36C with two more really hot days to get through before the temperatures drop by 10C. Thankfully.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Yippee...the NBN is working!

Just a quick post while the NBN is working as it has been off ALL day and for three weeks it has been turning off and on all the time. In despair I rang the foreign call centre again and a technician is going to come tomorrow to see if anything is happening to the 'node'. As the Aussie ad says 'Not happy Jan!' I have had to ring a number of companies who are doing work on our house to get them to ring my mobile phone as the home phones won't work when the NBN is off. However, the drizzle today stopped the builders from coming as they are doing outside work before moving inside to pull apart the kitchen so that gave me some more time to pack everything up. What a huge job!

Friday, 26 October 2018

It's all happening

Life around here is a little hectic at the moment as the builders have arrived and have put us out of our usual routine. Add to that the fact that I don't like change.... I will just leave it to your imagination how I feel at present. A friend down the road who had renovations done a couple of years ago remarked how invasive it was and I must agree although the young men who are doing the work couldn't be more friendly and helpful and the work they have already done is impressive.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

A stormy afternoon

Today I headed off to my sister's place on the other side of town to drop something off and when I left here the sky was blue but when I arrived there I noticed that it had become quite dark but didn't worry too much about it as there was only about 60% chance of rain. I had to call into one of our major shopping centres on the way home so popped in there and was about to leave when I heard heavy rain on the roof and next thing the power went out and all the customers were left standing in the dark apart from a few lights which obviously come on in a power outage. All the shops had to close as they couldn't continue to trade and there was nothing for it but to sit it out until the storm passed. While waiting I had a look at the radar on my mobile phone and realised that we were in the middle of a severe storm and that there were warnings out about it by the Bureau of Meteorology.


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