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It has been a glorious day, sunny dry and warm, much drier and very much warmer than all the days since we arrived home four weeks ago.  Pity about the gale force winds we had all day wreaking havoc in our suburb – mind you they did dry the overnight load of washing I did within half an hour of it being pegged on the line 🙂

I was really looking forward to an extra hours lie in this morning until I realised it is Spring here in Australia – and what happens at clock changing time in Spring?  Yes, we spring forward so we lost an hour!   Changing the time in my car is such a hassle I didn’t do it six months ago – guess I’ll be able to relax now and won’t have to remember it’s a hour fast lol

Of course those of you who know me will know this is one time change I actually look forward to (when I get the forward/backward movement right) because it means there will be more daylight hours at the end of the day – which is when they are of more use to me.  And from that statement you will be right in assuming I’m not at my best first thing in the morning and extra daylight at that time would be a waste 🙂

And going by our overnight temperatures at the moment they (the extra hours of daylight) most certainly would be a waste.  They (the overnight temps) have only risen a degree or two since we went away.  Oh, what a shock to the system that was – arriving home to weather that wasn’t much different to that we left seven weeks earlier!  Of course I’m stretching it a bit, we have some warmish days coming up this week but the overnights are only just going into double digits.  10c is 50f and that or below is not my idea of fun to wake up to lol

The change of season is noticeable in the garden, the roses obviously appreciated their annual haircut along with the record winter rainfall.  Lots of new growth but bit early for flowers yet.  I’ve pottered around out there and taken a couple of short walks on days when we had some respite from the almost constant rain but that’s about it as for some reason after months and months of not giving me any trouble my back has been playing up.

My friend called ‘Sciatica’ (courtesy of the Spinal Stenosis I have) has been visiting recently – numb tingling legs along with that awful sharp electric shock feeling making me jump out of my skin doesn’t make me the easiest person to live with so I’ve been taking it easy tidying up all the loose ends associated with the knitting I did up north and staying out of harms way until things have subsided and I can move about without fear of being ‘shocked’.

And of course you know who has been most willing to help – when she’s stayed awake long enough that is.


It’s good to be back – I’ll pop in and say hello to you as I work my way round blogs.

Bye for now