It's 35 degrees inside today, and everyone and everything is feeling it. All my pot plants have died (and yes I HAVE been watering them), see picture above that used to be a fuchsia. Forever optimistic, I thought I could grow them in Queensland - ha!
My beautiful roses are getting burnt, and the only spot in the garden that is doing ok are the petunias and dianthus - and really, I think they are pretty hard to kill! The mock orange are doing great too, but a few more days like this and I think even they will start wilting.
Boy, gardening here is really hard work. In New Zealand, it's just a matter of sticking something in the ground and pretty much forgetting about it until it blooms beautifully.
So I'm praying for a storm sometime this afternoon, but it doesn't look like my prayers will be answered today. With the water restrictions we have, I feel guilty about watering, even when I'm allowed to.
I went to visit my neighbour, Julie, today, and we have decided to go walking in the mornings, starting tomorrow at 5am. Thank goodness - I'm not motivated enough to do it by myself, but I'm feeling like a fat slob after the excesses of Christmas, and not doing any exercise since netball finished in November. We have decided on the route and it will give us about a 2k walk, which is just nice to start with.
I also went for a dip in her pool, which was warm! It seems nothing is cool in this weather. Roll on winter!!
Came home and am making multi-grain bread rolls to go with our pasta dinner tonight - not that I feel like cooking, but I haven't done anything today, so at least I will feel better about homemade rolls. (Even if the dough is being whizzed by the bread maker as I speak!)
Brooke and Harry come home from New Zealand on Thursday and I'm so looking forward to having them back - who'd have thought LOL. They may stay at their dad's until Sunday though, which gives me a bit more time to finish painting the bedroom - I'll show you when it's done and all put back together. My sister and her other half fly back in this afternoon - looking forward to the kiwi food they're bringing back with them!