My Goodness, it is HOT!
It was 44 C as we drove into our street at 5.00 pm today.
That is nearly 112 F, which is crazy talk in our usual moderately tropical climate.
We have air-con in one room only, not normally needing it very often.
Today, the house was a hotbox of the first order, and we took off to the movies.
Saw the gorgeous Colin Firth and Our Aussie Nicole Kidman in
The Railway Man.
This movie was partly filmed in South East Queensland, including areas not far from where we live.
It is a true story of a British POW in World War II, assigned to the Burma/Thai railway, and is a powerful tale about forgiveness towards one's enemies. I liked it a lot.
I'd be smiling too, Nicole, if I was playing Colin's wife...
Last week we saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second of the Hobbit trilogy. Mr C loved it, but after amusing myself looking for biblical and other literary references, and metaphors for this and that, I became a bit bored. However, the rivers of gold at the end were impressive.
Here are a few shots from our visit to the set of Hobbiton, New Zealand, from our 2012 visit.
Trying to detox after the Christmas feasting? Me too...
A few late Christmas gifts arrived from Amazon:
Forever Chic, the Frenchwomen's Secrets of Style and Substance.
I am enjoying it very much, even if it is possibly a bit late for moi...
Mr C tells me he got a good deal by throwing in this one too, much to my amusement. I don't fancy a facelift one little bit, because I hate pain!
It is far too hot to sew right now, but I am looking forward to getting involved in this tome over the coming months.
A little treasure of a book arrived just before Christmas.
It is a delightful read by Valerie Poore, of the blog Watery Ways, and tells the story of how she comes to be living on a lovely old boat in Rotterdam.
Pop over to Val's blog and you can take a peek at her fascinating life.
Val, I am enjoying your book very much.
There are news reports of extreme weather events in the northern hemisphere - thinking of you in North America in the heavy snow storms, and extremes of cold and flooding in the UK.
Everybody stay safe!