Gawd it was freaking hot yesterday … and it’s gonna to be even hotter today.
The temperature in Sydney is predicted to hit 39. Heaven rescue us all from hell!
Everyone is moaning about the unseasonable nature of the weather, but it was exactly the same this time last year. I know because I was hosting the eldest’s 11th birthday party and serving the kids warm, liquified jelly and collapsing sandcastle cake. We celebrated/sweltered at a harbourside pool and fortunately the stifling temperatures didn’t seem to bother the guests in the slightest.
This year, the heatwave ends the night before the pool party, with the temperature predicted to plummet 17 degrees overnight, so the guests will be shivering instead.
Talk about going from one extreme to another.
We’re holding the soiree at my sister’s schmicko place this year, bless her. (She’ll be working at her new business – Choices Flooring at St Leonards – and I’ve promised the place will be spotless when she returns.)
Fortunately she has a lovely gas-heated spa for everyone to sit and sip their mocktails.
Stand-by for party pics on Sunday.
But don’t expect much … I’ve been too swoony to slave over a hot stove.
I’m keeping things ultra-simple … for me … the cake is a doddle and everything else simply involves opening packets and bottles, tipping and pouring.
I’ve tasked my ex with providing the entertainment and requested he prep games with a Doctor Who theme (as its a Doctor Who Luau). He looked a little nervous when I asked him how it was all going on Wednesday night.
Tonight is a family celebration … also at my sister’s pool. Her husband is barbecuing and the rest of us will be blowing up pool toys in between sips of champers (well, sparkling apple juice for the young uns).
Today will be spent dreaming about floating in her lovely pool. Wine ‘o’ clock on her deck can’t come soon enough.
So. Damn. Hot.
What’s the weather like round your way?
Song of the day: The Power Station “Some like it hot”