How Goes The Swathe of Orange?

This summer was intense: intense heat, intense humidity and intensely waiting for rain. Now autumn, my favourite season, is upon us. While the heat is less intense, it's still very humid and we're still waiting for more rain. The Indian Summer this year meant mornings and evenings started getting cooler sooner than usual, and some…

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The Heat is Driving Everyone Nuts

While some parts of the world have been encased in a polar vortex, which sounds like the next big action movie, we have been in a heatwave. Thanks, Australia, for sharing your things with us. Temperatures have been hovering around 28-32degC. Hamilton, our nearest city, cracked its all time temperature record at 32.9degC. When The…

A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…