Sunday, 24 September 2017


   Still hot! 31C at 6:00 p.m. and the humidex makes it feel like 41C. Unbelievable!

   I had arranged to meet the ladies at the tennis courts at 9:00 a.m. but it was already hot. We only played for an hour (and it was Australian Singles again which is more tiring) so I was home just after 10:00 and haven't been outdoors since except to water the tomatoes. Spent the rest of the morning reading the newspaper over a cup of coffee. The air conditioning is ticking over and keeping things comfortable indoors.

   Prepared a batch of pickled beets this morning and made some lavender cookies this afternoon so the day was not a total waste. Leftover chicken for dinner with some green beans for dinner so that's an easy meal. Looking forward to another episode of "Outlander" at 9:00 p.m. then off to bed.

   Forgot to say I had to run (not literally, I took the car) to the store this morning to pick up a cake for tomorrow. We are having a party for the retirement of our dance teacher. I was sure the cake was going to start to melt on the way home, the car was so hot, but I got it in the fridge in time!

Store bought was much easier than making it myself - and I'm not paying for it!


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    1. I'll let you know whether it tastes as good as it looks after tonight's party.

  2. I'm watching Outlander, too. Have you read the books? -Jenn

    1. Yes, all of them. I spent one summer reading the first three then got each one as it came out. Can't wait for the next one!