Thursday, 3 July 2014

Sunshine!!!!



For reasons I fail to fathom the sun keeps shining.  Australia is colder than us today!  It is 43% in Perth and 53% in Brisbane, we reach 77% here today and it is past the zenith!  Jings, Crivvens and Help ma Boab Jimmy!   I spent twenty minutes in the sun and found it too hot.  Oh if this can last a few months I will be happy.  I was meant to live in hot places, with a Tesco close by.  
The swifts are racing across the sky chomping on beasties and screeching after one another, doing their best to avoid the police helicopter that has suddenly appeared.  Scattered around the part are half dressed young women, this is fine unless they are fat and insist on wearing shorts!  Worse still are men in shorts, it's not clever and not fashionable, especially at your age mate!  Fat men in T-shirts with ageing messages across the front is one thing, add shorts and it's a no go area.  Fine for the garden, not the street!  
A strong breeze is waving through the trees blasting warm air on everybody, this I assure you is unusual here.  Around the pubs in the town centre the 'continental layout' introduced by the council some years ago features folks sitting chatting at the tables while soaking in the sun and beer.  Whether the continentals fail to hold their drink like the English is a question others can answer.  The English flags that began to spring up a week or two ago have all but disappeared again.  I must check the recycled bins to see if there is one set apart for them alone.  

The gap in the world cup games has been useful, I have caught up on sleep!  I was so tired and feeling worn out that I fell asleep as the extra time began in the USA game the other night.  This half hour turned out to be the best of the tournament!  Typical innit?  The big four teams, all getting through by luck rather than talent, now face each other.  The 'smaller' nations who attempted to play with a bit of swagger are out but the usual crew are through.  Hopefully Belgium, the least of the four, will turn them over and take the cup home.  Any team that manages to beat Scotland deserves to win the World Cup I say!

I am touched by the birthday greetings I have received.  My great niece made a point about being an uncle, then changed it to 'Great Uncle' because I am old. Her Christmas has been spent on Amazon Books but she does not yet know this. Funnily enough I look at the cards and still expect to see one from my mum, yet she died almost five years ago.  How things stick in the mind.  I am grateful for those kind greetings, even though the poison bottle was empty......bah! 





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10 comments:

Carol in Cairns said...

Sorry Aman ~ I still don't understand the % bit? 77% sunshine? How do they measure that?

20 minutes in the sun each day for Vitamin D ~ and will help you recover.

Nice to hear you were greeted with some lovely cards for your Birthday. That will help too.

Adullamite said...

Carol, 77 degrees is 25% Celsius.
43 in Perth is 6 Celsius and 53 F in Brisbane would be just over 11 degrees Celsius.
You colonials and changing the temp gauges!

Carol in Cairns said...

Thanks Aman :) all makes perfect sense now that I understand. I bet you still talk in feet, inches and miles ~ and as for that £ sterling thing :-/

Adullamite said...

Funnily enough a chap bought a book in the museum costing 50 pence and said "That's ten shillings!" How often I think that way also!
That equates to about 300 Aussie dollars today!

Lee said...

Is the World Cup still going???? How long does it last for? They sure like to drag it out. Is anyone still watching it?

I'm glad you're getting some warmth and sunshine up your way, Mr. Ad-Man...soak as much of it up as you can.

Mike Smith said...

Of course, it's winter Down Under...

soubriquet said...

Its winter in orstrilia. Poor things.
Here in Texias, it's been proverbially peeing down, booms and crashes of thunder, flashes of lightning, 3" of rain so far today.... and the temperature under the storm front plummetted to....77degrees F!
In other words it's pretty steamy out there, and America is preparing a zillion parades and outdoor parties tomorrow in celebration of its illegal declaration of independence, in which armed criminals formed an insurgency with the stated intention of overthrowing their lawful government....

I'm getting used the the fahrenheit thing again, after all, i grew up with it, then went to Celsius in the seventies. it makes sense to me to have a measure from water freezing at 0' C, to boiling at 100'C. Not fahrenheit which makes no sense at all, but the people who use it seem to think it makes sense, without being able to explain why.

Adullamite said...

Lee, the WC has weeks to go yet and the football season has started already!

Mike, It is what they call 'winter' down under....

Soub, I think the queen should demand compensation for the theft of her colony. In spite of the Aberdeen like rain.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

77% of what?

Adullamite said...

Jerry, Rain....