Tante, boiling here too....I can not wait for winter! Another 6 weeks of being housebound and hopefully it will be cool enough to go out again. 51 degrees yesterday we are just waiting on news to see if we are returning to the uk for 15 months before heading out for 3 years in south Korea. 8 could be back in the cooler weather in as little as four weeks.
waves Hi! Am in Louisiana, outside New Orleans. Am an incorrigible lurker but shall try to mend my ways.
Thumb, lived in Melbourne, then Manly (back in the day) Loved it but it is very far away. Felt v far removed, occasionally a good thing. Sometimes not.
Barbie, sorry you poor sausage. How long have you been expat? (Are we still allowed use that term? Perhaps a touch patrician for mums net?!) Do you have other kids?
Tante, how/why are you there? How is life post earthquake? Were you affected? Would love to hear.
Yes, v v hot here too but I don't mind too much really. In fairness -Thumbwitch might back me up here - unless you've lived Down Under you don't really understand hot. Honest! It feels so much hotter there, perhaps lack of ozone?
Mostly I like it, only thing that does my head in is the minus 6- hrs time difference. You really have to fine tune those drunken bonding sessions
ok barbie you win - that's vicious! is it dry or humid though, I'm guessing dry? That makes it easier, doesn't it? I'd still have troubles with it though.
Lula, sorry to hear you are also under the weather. I am not in bed. I have to Carry On Regardless, despite the fact that DH works from home - it's Only A Cold, apparently. I have other things going on at the mo as well but he's conveniently forgetting about those
Hey Tante - nice to see you again! how's it all going in Japan now? Much the same or has everything calmed down and is normal service resuming?
I remember having one really weird pg dream - I dreamt that DH had let the baby fall out of bed - and then I woke up sweating and I was still pg. Most odd.
Hello WhoDat! Are you someone who moves around the world a lot then? sounds like it!
The sun here is vicious, and I think that is to do with the lack of ozone - if you stay in it you can feel it burning holes through your skin, almost regardless of temperature. But in the summer the killer is the humidity - can't move without breaking into a sweat. On the ~40deg days, we stay indoors in our underwear with all the windows and curtains closed and the aircon on full time. We are Not Unusual in this behaviour!
It's humid heat, normally dry but it's all a bit strange this year I haven't a clue what is happening with the weather, sure feels hotter than last year, but maybe it's because I am pregnant now, last year I just had a 6 month old.
I have been an expat for 3 years, really not looking forward to the uk move (if it happens) I enjoy the expat lifestyle too much!
Very glad inot the only one who has suffered bad pregnancy dreams, the stick insect one did make me giggle though!
The weather is strange everywhere - NZ have just had two enormous snow dumps again (they had one big one earlier this year that bust the roof of a stadium, can't remember which city though). It's mad! I am very for anyone living in Christchurch at the mo - they must think Mother Nature has it in for them just now, what with the earthquakes and now the snow/blizzard!
Hi Bonza! haven't seen you around much recently - we must get together at some point!
There is another Sydney meet up on 9thSeptember at the Aquarium (kids invited too) but you might not want to if you're pg; however if you do, hope over to the Sydney Meet Up thread and sign in!
We're also considering a Newcastle-ish (or Hunter Valley! ) meet up as there are a few of us up here now - Thatsnotmymonster is up in Newcastle and I know of one other MNer who lives halfway between me and Newcastle.
Hi, I'll try to join and not peter out this time... if I have more than two regular threads going I tend to lose the plot and forget what I've said where
I'm on the West Coast of Canada, 45 mins outside Vancouver, where the Olympics were last year. It's currently 08:30 here, and looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day. Which we so need as we have had the shittiest summer. There was a ten-degree temperature difference between February and July, and it had been pretty much uniformly grey since Feb, too. My garden was just crap this year But it's just gotten nice out, warm and sunny and cloudless during the day, just that hint of chill starting at 6 pm. If we couldn't have a scorching hot summer with lots of beach time, then this is a reasonable substitute.