Of COURSE the electric blanket gave up on the minus 6.5 degree night. Dammit.

Oh, Hi Canberra winter.

Yes, temperature of minus 6.5. APPARENT TEMP -9.7. And still minus two when I left for the gym at six am.

Canberra Winter

A frost.

Canberra Winter

Obstacles on the walk to work at 8:30 in the morning.

Canberra Winter

And these clothes are clearly not substantial enough. Cute, but failing to warm me.

(I should add that only HALF the electric blanket gave up. Much snuggling required.)

Packing (aka German weather in Spring looks like Newcastle in June)

Okay. Here is my itinerary in yahoo weather widgets. Towards the end my packing dilemma will be revealed.

First stop, Vienna. Fly into Frankfurt Saturday with Malaysian Airlines, then hop straight onto an Air Berlin flight to Vienna. Were supposed to be meeting friends there, but they’ve pulled out… plans to date: apple strudel (for Rish), music, horses. For all locations, suggestions welcome. We probably won’t stay in Vienna the whole time we’re in Austria, likely to venture out a little :)

Who said it could be November?

Halloween night was good (costume and hotel room pics to come later this week), amazing how much you can fit into 23 hours in Sydney :) A few hours sleep, we managed to drive home safely… watched the cool storm coming in over the wind farm at Lake George.

Lake George Storm

(wk 353

  1. Hairbrush :: bristles
  2. Sneak :: peek
  3. Hole :: in the bucket
  4. Horror :: movie, right there on my tv… shocking me right out of my brain (?Sherbert)
  5. Standard :: soy latte
  6. Mailbox :: overlimit
  7. Attachment :: disorder
  8. Type :: face
  9. Nails :: bed of nails
  10. Storage :: self

Sunny Day

It’s a gorgeous spring day today…. tops of mid 20s for Canberra on the first day of October. You think it might hang around for the long weekend? It seems not…


This is when I start being happy I’ll in Newcastle for the long weekend. Until I see the weather predictions there:


erm. Okay. At least I get to see my little fraggle of a nephew, hey?

(Wallpaper is from [the apparently newly redesigned gelaskins site] Catalina Estrada)