Uta’s Diary

I wanted to upgrade yesterday, but something went wrong with my VISA card. Then Peter tried his card, but it didn’t work either. We have to go to the bank and find out what we can do about it.

It is Friday, the fourth of January, 2013, eleven o’clock in the morning. Already we have 33 Degrees Celsius in the shade. None the less we enjoyed having our cup of morning tea under the trees at the back of the house. Our trees have grown immensely. We hope we won’t get any fires and hot wind. In many parts of Australia the fire danger is extreme and the temperatures are soaring. People are warned to be prepared for evacuations. So far this doesn’t apply to Sydney or the Illawarra.

10 thoughts on “Uta’s Diary

  1. Here in England, it isn’t really very cold – but we have had the wettest year for a century (second wettest in the whole of the UK) and it looks like continuing into 2013 – so the thought of 33°C in the shade really appeals! Actually, a compromise – something between your weather and ours would be nice.

    1. Hi Cat, actually, a bit of a compromise would be all right! Where I live we had quite a bit of rain over Christmas and temperatures not much above 20 C, which was welcome for the Christmas celebrations. In the garden area everything grew profusely, as well as all the bushes and trees in the area. When temperatures reach the high 30th or go even into the 40th, as in many parts of Australia at the moment, everything dries out quickly. With a bit of hot, gusty wind the fire danger becomes extreme. When it gets too hot here, I come over to England to refresh myself in your cooling rain! You’re welcome to stay here close to the ocean in very hot, relaxing summer weather! How does this sound?

      1. Oh yes, sounds great! maybe I’ll take you up on that, though unfortunately circumstances don’t permit at present. But I’ll take a rain check!

  2. Hallo liebe Uda schöner Text,ich wünsche dir ein glückliches Jahr 2013 und alles liebe von mir Gesundheit und Glück.Das ist doch das wichtigste.Ein glückliches weeken Grüße lieb Gislinde

    1. Hallo, liebe Gislinde!
      Wünsche dir auch ein glückliches Jahr 2013 mit guter Gesundheit. Und hab auch ein sehr schönes Wochenende!
      Liebe Grüsse aus dem z.Z. recht warmen Australien!

  3. Pardon me, but I love 33 degrees in the shade. I miss the warmth of Perth, alas.

    Hope your upgrade happened. It was pretty weird with the visas.

  4. Hi, Noeleen. I haven’t been to the bank yet to find out why VISA card was a problem. We had temperature in the 40s yesterday and high fire danger!
    This morning it is a cooling 22 C. More very hot days are forecast.
    Surely you have pretty high temperatures in Melbourne too right now?

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