Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Balmy Barmy

It's the last week of winter here. As I sit in my studio tucked up in the eaves of our A-frame timber house, wearing a light cotton frock and chugging mint-drifted water while temperatures rise into the 30s {90s if you prefer yours in fahrenheit}, I feel like I'm in a climactic Bermuda Triangle. On the weather report last night, the weatherperson was using a kaleidoscope of coloured arrows and a goodly amount of gesticulation to demonstrate something we figured out for ourselves: it's damn hot for this time of year!

In honour of the heat which appears to have united both hemispheres temporarily, and in hopes of a cooling breeze, here's a beach bungalow so we can overlook the Bermuda Triangle in comfort. And yes, I've already had my first G&T for the season... care to join me? Our thatched-roof bar out the back has a colourful selection of mocktails on offer as well.

16 comments:

  1. Good! But my canine intuition tells me you do your best work when typing about food.

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  2. Cafe ~ silly me ~ but of course, we need snacks! Any suggestions?

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  3. hi shell, i found there is something different with this painting, the blue wall door..its look soo nice...

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  4. Suggestions? You askin me??
    Oh my. Well, before someone else suggests, uh how's about just overknighting me some macaroons.

    But, I'm just suggesting!

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  5. Love the blue. Very refreshing. How hot does it normally get this time of year in your parts? When I was in Argentina last August, it really felt like winter. Not snowy, but we needed our coats and we got very wet.

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  6. Finie ~ this one's from the archives and more 'washy' than I tend towards nowadays. Glad you like it. :)

    Cafe ~ Hmm, methinks you won't be the only one - I'll order a pyramid of them Special Delivery to the bungalow and reserve you the top half...

    Margaret ~ August in Brisbane is usually still coolish {to our way of thinking, at least!} Average daily highs of around 20C/68F. The current temps are nuts - pistachio, of course, like one of our local macaron flavours...

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  7. A vacation bungalow like this would be SWEET especially in this color. Add G&T's, macarons and good conversation with friends and one could stay there forever. Or at least until 2012. ;-)

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  8. Cali ~ or until the next trip to Paris. :) I wonder if they have direct flights from there?

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  9. To quote Tina Fey (which I do often): "I want to go to there."

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  10. PCN ~ There's a Tina Fey welcome mat here at all times! {I'll "see" you with Hugh in the morning...}

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  11. I'm just gonna plop myself down in the sand right there and let someone wait on me. No hurry.

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  12. Petrea ~ you're safe there - 'hurry' is an unknown concept at the bungalow...

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  13. Could I please just come live in the beautiful blue bungalow? I don't really care what the temp is if I can have a bit of alcohol, macarons, and your company. (Good word verification for a copy editor: typed.)

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  14. Alexa ~ but of course, you have a standing invitation! Grab a pair of Havaianas from the basket next to the back door and pull up a wicker chaise. {LOL on the WV. Nice one, as was last Friday's.}

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  15. Have you ever noticed on the weather map that whenever you're enjoying hot weather we're down here freezing to death?

    Love your beach bungalow!

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  16. MmeB ~ yes, what is that all about? I hope you hadn't stored your woollies away yet. :)

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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