Yup, just like a scene from the Wizard of Oz, I feel like the wicked witch, calling out “I’m melting!” … another high temperature day/night – managed to sleep for 2 hours, but have woken up and can’t get back to sleep again due to the intense heat and lack of air in the room 😦
Had a fantastic day today (although no stitching) – I got a call from work at 8.23am asking if I could come in for 4 hours overtime, which I accepted. The temperature was due to be 43C today, so we’d decided to go to Melbourne Zoo later in the afternoon, which worked out well – I could go to work for 4 hours in airconditioning (LOL) then it was home to pack the picnic ‘basket’ and off to the zoo. After wandering around for about 2 hours, we settled down on our blanket in front of the band rotunda, for a free jazz concert. It was incredibly relaxing sitting with a bottle of wine, and some antipastos to nibble on – and a local dancing group called “Swing Patrol” got up and danced to the music, then did a small dance presentation during the band’s break (mind you, they said they’d tamed their show down a lot due to the high heat, as it was too hot to do their normal energetic routine … can’t blame them!) – it was a wonderful and glorious evening. I’d definitely recommend the “Twilights Festival” experience at Melbourne Zoo for anyone who hasn’t done it yet – just lovely. And to top it all off, I didn’t have to miss the nightly lorikeet fly-over ritual … as the zoo is one of the places they must go to roost 🙂 We opted to just walk round about 1/3 of the animal displays due to the heat, then just blobbed out in front of the band stand for the rest of the night. We really enjoyed walking around the monkeys – and the only photo I’ll share, since I didn’t take very many, is one of a gorilla sat very patiently near the glass of the viewing area – can’t say he/she looks too thrilled about the temperature either! 😉
OK, now it’s time to drag the big stand-up fan into the bedroom – I think that’s the only way I’m going to get any sleep tonight for the 2nd night running … I think we have to go shopping tomorrow to buy two smaller ones for the bedrooms (the large one is usually in the lounge).
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