Weird Weather Friday

It was quite fine when I woke this morning, and then minutes later we had torrential rain. The rain continued as I made my way to work. Half an hour later, and it was sunny. Actually it was hot in my office, and I could feel the warmth of the sun come through. Later it …

Temperamental Sydney

I left the house reasonably early today, and didn’t get home until about ten-thirty tonight. When I left the house, it was fine and sunny and I was wearing shorts, thongs and a polo-shirt; and when I arrived home, I was still wearing shorts, thongs and a polo-shirt, but Sydney was in the midst of …

Stir Crazy in Sydney

It’s been a really busy week. Well, a really busy several weeks, which explains my lack of posting lately. I’m finding that I’m coming home most nights mentally and physically exhausted and collapsing on the couch. I’ve also been working on the weekends, and so my Saturday has been pretty much collapse on the couch …

Stockholm Weather

After a couple of months of travel planning, the reality of my forthcoming trip to Sweden ramped up a few notches today. Sometime last week I installed a number of “Swedish Apps” on my mobile phone, includng one which lists the 4-day weather forecast for Sweden. And today, for the first time, it actually meant …

Stormy Weather

In an otherwise busy, busy day at work – one where I barely spent five minutes looking away from my computer – I looked briefly out my window. And there, to my surprise, was a rather spectacular Sydney skyline. Within minutes, I had a group of colleagues in my office taking advantage of the view, …

Cruising in Darwin

I was seated on the top deck of the boat on the “sunset cruise” on Darwin Harbour when the woman next to me asked me where I was from. I told her my story and then asked her about her story. I found out she’d been living in Darwin for a couple of months visiting …