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Old Feb 7th 2004, 3:32 am   #1
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Looking at the weather channel, seems like the whole of Oz is having a hot one.

I'm fed up as too hot to move around or even go out for a walk! We don't have aircon.

How can you keep fit in the outdoors in this weather????? I am feeling stodgy & drained. Suppose I should set my alarm to 4.00 am.

How do others cope???

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Looking at the weather channel, seems like the whole of Oz is having a hot one.

I'm fed up as too hot to move around or even go out for a walk! We don't have aircon.

How can you keep fit in the outdoors in this weather????? I am feeling stodgy & drained. Suppose I should set my alarm to 4.00 am.

How do others cope???

Too hot Merlot

Hi Merlot,
My family in Arizona, many moons ago used to hang up wet blankets by the doors and windows at night and this used to cool the air inside, anyway you will soon cool down once back in the UK.
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Looking at the weather channel, seems like the whole of Oz is having a hot one.

I'm fed up as too hot to move around or even go out for a walk! We don't have aircon.

How can you keep fit in the outdoors in this weather????? I am feeling stodgy & drained. Suppose I should set my alarm to 4.00 am.

How do others cope???

Too hot Merlot

We just went for a snorkel at Ben Buckler. Very cooling. It is about 33 here. What is it around your way?
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Looking at the weather channel, seems like the whole of Oz is having a hot one.

I'm fed up as too hot to move around or even go out for a walk! We don't have aircon.

How can you keep fit in the outdoors in this weather????? I am feeling stodgy & drained. Suppose I should set my alarm to 4.00 am.

How do others cope???

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Adelaide currently 40 degrees...

we got up early to go to the market, did what we had to do come home and have lounged around all day with th eaircon on. I like having days like this, as it makes you stay in and do things you put off when its too nice to stay in!!...bit like ain in UK ,...LOL
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Old Feb 7th 2004, 4:05 am   #6
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It says 34 degrees but very humid.

Filled up the paddling pool in the garden - poor man's swimming pool.

I have no car now (sold it) as returning to the UK, otherwise I would be at the beach for a swim later. Hubby has taken the other car so trapped!!!!

Erkkkk (as Pants would say).

Roll on floods and driving wind! (From the sky not your butt!)

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Its not even particularly hot here in Brisbane today .

Actually hoping its warmer tommorrow as we are off to the local waterpark for the boys birthday party
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Looking at the weather channel, seems like the whole of Oz is having a hot one.

I'm fed up as too hot to move around or even go out for a walk! We don't have aircon.

How can you keep fit in the outdoors in this weather????? I am feeling stodgy & drained. Suppose I should set my alarm to 4.00 am.

How do others cope???

Too hot Merlot

You've just got to get used to it, mind you it's a bit late for you if you are going back.
Went walking in National Park this morning, after 2 hours getting lost in pretty open shrubland decided I wouldn't be able to make it to the beach I was heading for, so turned around and went back to the beach by the ferry. Spend 3 hours sun baking and swimming in the pretty sheltered harbor before catching the ferry back to Cronulla.

For me this climate is great, but then everyone to his own tastes.
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I'm also fed up because of the weather. Not because it's hot but because it's been raining almost every day since last October.

There has been a puddle permanently in the middle of our lawn for a couple of months that just wont go away and the ground is so soft you have to wear wellies if you venture off a hard surface.

The inside of our house is getting a bit tiresome now.
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I'm also fed up because of the weather. Not because it's hot but because it's been raining almost every day since last October.

There has been a puddle permanently in the middle of our lawn for a couple of months that just wont go away and the ground is so soft you have to wear wellies if you venture off a hard surface.

The inside of our house is getting a bit tiresome now.
Migrant sounjds a bit like the winter of 2000 when I was over there. In the first 6 weeks I was there, there were only 3 days without rain :scared: .
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Migrant sounjds a bit like the winter of 2000 when I was over there. In the first 6 weeks I was there, there were only 3 days without rain :scared: .
Yeah, after 4 days of torrential rain, we now have a new visual amenity - a lovely new lake in the yard. Must get the realtor to wax lyrical about it in the house sale spec Look on the bright side....

Actually, not so bright for the people down the lane, who are all sandbagged up now

The forecast for the weekend is cold, so who knows it may turn into snow.

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Yeah, after 4 days of torrential rain, we now have a new visual amenity - a lovely new lake in the yard. Must get the realtor to wax lyrical about it in the house sale spec Look on the bright side....

Actually, not so bright for the people down the lane, who are all sandbagged up now

The forecast for the weekend is cold, so who knows it may turn into snow.

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Trust me, you havent seen torrential rain til you've seen a good storm in Oz .
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Looking at the weather channel, seems like the whole of Oz is having a hot one.

I'm fed up as too hot to move around or even go out for a walk! We don't have aircon.

How can you keep fit in the outdoors in this weather????? I am feeling stodgy & drained. Suppose I should set my alarm to 4.00 am.

How do others cope???

Too hot Merlot

Great excuse for a dip in me pool!

Either that or we fill up the rear of badgers ute with ice and stubbies and hop in, keeps you cool for ages!!
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Brill! Actually I love extreme weather of any kind, so will look forward to it.

The most boring thing about living in LA was that the weather was more or less the same everyday - sunny, warm etc. with no daily/weekly variations for what seemed like months on end.... *yawn*

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The most boring thing about living in LA was that the weather was more or less the same everyday - sunny, warm etc. with no daily/weekly variations for what seemed like months on end.... *yawn*

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Bit like that here in Perth....sunny, hot 33+ everyday, no variation


Merlot:.... I know what you mean about no air con!!! We haven't got it either. When it's really bad (yes bad) 34+ we tend to go to the beach and swim, far more refreshing. As you say you have no car so a bit difficult if you don't live right on the sand!!

I think it's the same as people feel about rain/cold in the UK, it gets you down there and the heat gets us down here.
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