40 degrees celsius hot
i feel like climbing into the fridge.
the house is dark like a cave. on these hot days we close all the blinds and doors because light is heat.
i refuse to get air conditioning. “it’s Australia, it’s hot” i tell the kids. air conditioning uses electricity, electricity burns coal, burning coal creates more global warming, and that makes the weather get crazier. people think i’m mad when i say that, but my kids get it.
all of you fellas living in metres of snow at the moment, are probably wondering what i’m whinging about. let’s go halves. you send half your temperature over here, and i’ll send half our temperature over to you, and we all might get something habitable.
oh well, we have Sunnyboys…
chunky 3D triangular shaped cordial ice blocks that melt faster than you can eat them, and pop out of the packet, plop onto the floor if you squeeze too hard at the bum end.
and we have beer (if i knew how to put a smiley here i would, but i’m technically deficient).
it’s Australia Day today. we have a holiday to commemorate the day eleven convict ships full of whitefellas arrived to settle on this wide, brown land. what were those whitefellas thinking, coming to Australia in January?
how do Indigenous people feel about it? the reactions are as individual as the people themselves.
my five cents worth? (we don’t have two cents here). we move the holiday to the Indigenous day of celebration (NAIDOC) in July during our winter. that way we honour the original inhabitants and we will actually be able to go out and enjoy the day.