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Old Oct 14th 2014, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
Yes, the weather is lovely and cool in the evenings. But try walking 20 minutes with NO shade wearing a suit and tie at burn-o-clock in the morning.
Are you still resisting the crazy, outlandish concept of travel to work in comfortable clothes and having your morning shower there? Find a local dry cleaner that will do your 5 shirts for a small amount of dollars and even better...less ironing too!
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Originally Posted by bcworld
Are you still resisting the crazy, outlandish concept of travel to work in comfortable clothes and having your morning shower there? Find a local dry cleaner that will do your 5 shirts for a small amount of dollars and even better...less ironing too!
Don't be daft, where's the fun in acknowledging the sensible, helpful posts when you can continue posting ridiculous ideas.
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Old Oct 15th 2014, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Alfresco
Sydney's really cool at the mo, really really cool.

Snowed on the blue mountains last night.
Yeah it was all a bit nuts. Sunday I was swimming in the harbour. Tuesday and Wednesday we had the heating on. There was crap everywhere from the winds. As you say snow nearby. Today was lovely again ...... Weirdo.
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Old Oct 16th 2014, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by GarryP
Sounds like it time to wheel this one out again. Could be worse...


August 31

Just got transferred with work from Leeds UK to our new home in Karratha, Western Australia. Now this is a town that knows how to live! Beautiful, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings. I watched the sunset from a deckchair by our pool yesterday. It was beautiful. I’ve finally found my new home. I love it here.

September 13

Really heating up now. It got to 31 today. No problem though. Living in air-conditioned home, driving air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I’m turning into a sun-worshipper – no blasted rain like back in Leeds!!

September 30

Had the back yard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. No more mowing lawns for me! Another scorcher today, but I love it here. It’s Paradise!

October 10

The temperature hasn’t been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it’s windy though. Keeps the flies off a bit. Acclimatizing is taking longer than we expected.
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October 15
Fell asleep by the pool yesterday. Got third degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed three days off work. What a dumb thing to do. Got to respect the old sun in a climate like this!
yutiyr
October 20
Didn’t notice Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car before I left for work this morning. By the time I got back to the car after work, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stuck to the upholstery. The car now smells like Whiskettes and cat shit. I’ve learned my lesson though: no more pets in this heat.

October 25

This wind is a bastard. It feels like a giant ****ing blow dryer. And it’s hot as hell! The home air conditioner is on the blink and the repair man charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needs to order parts from ****ing Perth ….The wife & the kids are complaining.

October 30

The temperature’s up around 40 and the parts still haven’t arrived for the ****ing air conditioner. House is an oven so we’ve all been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can’t even go inside. Why the hell did I ever come here?

November 4

Finally got the ****ing air-conditioner fixed. It cost $1,500 and gets the temperature down to around 25 degrees, but the humidity makes it feel about 35. Stupid repairman. ****ing thief.

November 8

If one more smart bastard says ‘Hot enough for you today?’ I’m going to ****ing throttle him. ****ing heat! By the time I get to work, the car radiator is boiling over, my ****ing clothes are soaking ****ing wet and I smell like baked cat. ****ing place is the end of the Earth.

November 9

Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts, and sat on the black leather upholstery in my car. I thought my ****ing arse was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh, all the hair on the backs of my legs and off my ****ing arse. Now the car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and baked cat. ****. ****. ****.

November 10

The Weather report might as well be a ****ing recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny, Hot and ****ing sunny. It never ****ing changes! It’s been too hot to do anything for 2 ****ing months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. ****!

November 15

Doesn’t it ever rain in this damn ****ing place? Water restrictions will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms might just dry up and blow into the ****ing pool. The only things that thrive in this ****ing hell-hole are the ****ing flies. You don’t dare open your mouth for fear of swallowing half a dozen of the little bastards!

November 20

Welcome to HELL! It got to 45 ****in’ degrees today. Now the air conditioner’s gone in my car. The repair man came to fix it and said, ‘Hot enough for you today?’ I wanted to shove the ****ing car up his ****ing arse. Anyway, had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail me out of jail for assaulting the stupid prick. ****ing Karratha! What kind of sick, demented ****ing idiot would want to live here!

December 1

WHAT!!!! The FIRST day of Summer!!!! You are ****ing kidding me!
An oldie but a goodie The $600,000 house price should be changed though, you'd struggle to get a tent in Karratha now for that.
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Old Oct 16th 2014, 12:09 am
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Default Re: Brisbane heat hell

Originally Posted by Dreamy
Don't be daft, where's the fun in acknowledging the sensible, helpful posts when you can continue posting ridiculous ideas.
I am not complaining about the heat, which I quite like. I am merely frustrated that the council have not planted tall shrubs beside the walkways in order to provide shade for those of us who actually believe in using the pavements for practical purposes of getting from A to B. From my observations it appears Australians only walk in the evenings for recreation, and never consider walking to actually get anywhere. No surprises that Brisbane has such a problem with traffic.
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Default Re: Brisbane heat hell

Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
I am not complaining about the heat, which I quite like. I am merely frustrated that the council have not planted tall shrubs beside the walkways in order to provide shade for those of us who actually believe in using the pavements for practical purposes of getting from A to B. From my observations it appears Australians only walk in the evenings for recreation, and never consider walking to actually get anywhere. No surprises that Brisbane has such a problem with traffic.
I consider walking from home to the pub quite an achievement and a taxi back even better still
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Default Re: Brisbane heat hell

Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
I am not complaining about the heat, which I quite like. I am merely frustrated that the council have not planted tall shrubs beside the walkways in order to provide shade for those of us who actually believe in using the pavements for practical purposes of getting from A to B. From my observations it appears Australians only walk in the evenings for recreation, and never consider walking to actually get anywhere. No surprises that Brisbane has such a problem with traffic.
There's a reason for that. It's too hot
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Old Oct 16th 2014, 7:40 am
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Default Re: Brisbane heat hell

Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
I am not complaining about the heat, which I quite like. I am merely frustrated that the council have not planted tall shrubs beside the walkways in order to provide shade for those of us who actually believe in using the pavements for practical purposes of getting from A to B. From my observations it appears Australians only walk in the evenings for recreation, and never consider walking to actually get anywhere. No surprises that Brisbane has such a problem with traffic.
Not quite. Many Australians don't live in Brisbane. Thankfully.

But if you want to cast a wide net, better include southern Europeans. You know the old saying. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
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Default Re: Brisbane heat hell

Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
I am not complaining about the heat, which I quite like. I am merely frustrated that the council have not planted tall shrubs beside the walkways in order to provide shade for those of us who actually believe in using the pavements for practical purposes of getting from A to B. From my observations it appears Australians only walk in the evenings for recreation, and never consider walking to actually get anywhere. No surprises that Brisbane has such a problem with traffic.
So you're the only one walking in the CBD at rushhour? I can't imagine all the shedloads of people on trains heading into Brisbane every morning actually work at the station.
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Old Oct 16th 2014, 8:22 pm
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So you're the only one walking in the CBD at rushhour? I can't imagine all the shedloads of people on trains heading into Brisbane every morning actually work at the station.
When I worked in the city it was a 10 minute walk from the bus station to the office (and 12 minutes to the bus to start with). It can be a killer but you learn to manage it. Keep your work clothes at work, or carry them, change when you get there. And plan your route through the city, I got tips from my colleagues as to the best route, not the quickest but the coolest - you can dodge through shopping arcades, and down indoor laneways through big office blocks, especially around Elizabeth/Queen and Charlotte St, and leave yourself time, don't take the latest possible train then you aren't rushing to the office.
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
When I worked in the city it was a 10 minute walk from the bus station to the office (and 12 minutes to the bus to start with). It can be a killer but you learn to manage it. Keep your work clothes at work, or carry them, change when you get there. And plan your route through the city, I got tips from my colleagues as to the best route, not the quickest but the coolest - you can dodge through shopping arcades, and down indoor laneways through big office blocks, especially around Elizabeth/Queen and Charlotte St, and leave yourself time, don't take the latest possible train then you aren't rushing to the office.
And all the more more fun in the afternoon if one of the infamous thunderstorms hit. Heat builds like hell, Sky goes black, thunderbolts from hell, then a foot of water in the streets.

Never wear white I learnt it goes completely transparent after 2 mins in one of those storms.
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Old Oct 17th 2014, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
I am not complaining about the heat, which I quite like. I am merely frustrated that the council have not planted tall shrubs beside the walkways in order to provide shade for those of us who actually believe in using the pavements for practical purposes of getting from A to B. From my observations it appears Australians only walk in the evenings for recreation, and never consider walking to actually get anywhere. No surprises that Brisbane has such a problem with traffic.
Please please please remember this comment about trees and shade between December and start of April! I want to see how much shade is going to help with summer heat and humidity, both will be double than it is right now... THEN and only then, will you understand why nobody walks nowhere. It is still very mild, if not even cold, by australian standards...
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Please please please remember this comment about trees and shade between December and start of April! I want to see how much shade is going to help with summer heat and humidity, both will be double than it is right now... THEN and only then, will you understand why nobody walks nowhere. It is still very mild, if not even cold, by australian standards...
Unlikely. I have consulted the weather records and it should not get much worse than this, bar the odd week.
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Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
Unlikely. I have consulted the weather records and it should not get much worse than this, bar the odd week.
That is wishful thinking! It will get much worse, January and February are very humid. Why don't you take the word of people living here? People have no need to pretend..
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Originally Posted by rabble_rouser
Unlikely. I have consulted the weather records and it should not get much worse than this, bar the odd week.
There is a big difference between hot and humid. What you read as temperature records may not reflect your sweat levels.
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