And suddenly it was February

Oh January, where have you gone? We rang in the new year from the comfort of our back yard with a little drink and some cheese and crackers and bits. It was a warm night and a quiet one for us.

The weather has been very hot for the last month or so and the rainwater tanks are getting quite low, however the garden has produced tomatoes, cucumbers, rocket, cos lettuce and more. Summer really is all about tomatoes and along with some failures we have had some successes!

While composing this post in my head I had the idea that there was not the usual amount of food in our lives in summer compared with winter. Because of the heat we have had mainly small meals and mostly of  the salad variety. Roo does get creative fortunately so a salad is never boring here.

The last month of heat has taken its toll of the cats (our two and the visiting black and white Fufu), seen here just lying low to keep as cool as possible.

We had a minor reprieve with the weather for the last week but, if previous years are anything to go by, we still have some corkers to come. Thank heavens for the bedroom ceiling fans!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    It has been hot and steamy in Brisbane with lots of rain. Tomorrow I head off. It is very cold in Helsinki just now, where I will be for a couple of days. We have a huge dump of snow in Bagni di Lucca. I hope there is some left when I get there next week.


  2. I would knock over anyone who got between me and a tomato like that! It will be a long time before my garden yields such a beauty!


  3. knowledgedisseminator1 says:

    Hello, I totally love you putting me on your blogroll!

    Anna Albano


    1. mltucker says:

      No worries. I am a student of the Italian language and I enjoy reading your site.


      1. knowledgedisseminator1 says:

        I’m not worried at all, I’m just pleased.



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