Summer Is Here

Belmore Park
Belmore Park

If you thought last weekend was a blip, weather-wise, in Sydney, think again. As I wandered around the city late this afternoon everyone was wearing shorts, and there were quite a few men walking around shirtless.

Even last night, as I wandered home from a couple of drinks with Graeme, at about eight o’clock, the streets were well and truly packed. Sydney gets a “party vibe” at around this time of the year. The streets are packed. People are casually dress. And there’s a spring in everyone’s step. It’s a great time to be here.

But there again, you have the hot weather to deal with. And last night I didn’t sleep well due to the heat and the mosquitoes. Bloody mosquitoes. I presume they’re attracted to other parts of my body aside from my ears :)

And then, at about three o’clock in the morning, I heard someone skateboard down my street. Yes, skateboard. I sleep most nights with the window open. Even in winter. I like my fresh air. On the downside, you do get to hear every sound imaginable, and some unimaginable. Last night, for example I also noticed in the still of the night I could hear the actual ablutions in my neighbour’s bathroom. Still, I guess it’s better than the noises I used to hear from the neighbours downstairs BEFORE they had children.

It was a bit of a “do nothing day” as I read for a while and listened to the radio. I’m loving my new digital radio by the way. And I also did a bit of reflection. One of the reasons I try to keep a daily diary on this blog is to help me track my life. And I’ve been noticing lately I’ve been wasting a bit of time. There are days when I feel I haven’t done as much as I should.

I’ve also noticed I haven’t been doing enough of the things I really like doing. I haven’t been going out to eat as much. I haven’t been to as much theatre. I’ve mostly been working hard and doing all of the Swedish things. But that’s about it. Time for a bit of balance again, I suspect.

Born: Lismore; Lived: Brisbane, Bourke, Renmark, Wagga, Perth, Sydney | Work: Radio | Love: Travel, Genealogy, Sweden, Family and Friends.

2 comments on “Summer Is Here

  1. Doing “nothing” is also necessary and part of the balance, so don’t worry too much about that. I’ve been doing heaps of that too… today if I was any more relaxed I’d be in a coma :-)

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    • Yeah I agree. But there’s a good version of doing nothing and there’s bad version of doing nothing.

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