After spending three weeks in Perth we are once again back home ... thunder storm with impressive sheet lightning and tremendous claps of thunder that echoed around the landscape, followed by 9mm of rain did nothing to cool the air. Today it is hot, and humid ... one drips incessantly! Roll on Autumn.
Unfortunately several states of Australia are experiencing a heatwave of the bush fire variety, with Tasmania being extremely hard hit. It is difficult to visualise a fire roaring across the terrain leaving a trail of destruction, but that is what is happening.
A trip into town this morning produced a pile of mail ... Christmas all over, but as we were not home, this was in fact part of Christmas. Rather nice in fact to come home to parcels to unwrap, presents to ooh and aah over, and cards to open.