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26 January 2015 @ 09:35 pm
Australia Day  
And a lovely relaxed day it was too. I forgot to switch off my alarms so was woken at 5.22 by the clock radio, at 5.25 by my ipod and then at 5.30 by my fitbit vibrating. Still managed to get back to sleep until a decent time for a day off. :-)

Really took things easy today. Spent the morning doing little tasks, then set about hemming some new curtains. After that I went off to my sister's investment house, which they're hoping to find a tenant for this week. In the meantime the pool still needs to be looked after so we skimmed the leaves from the surface and then had a swim. It's been over four years since I last went swimming and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it! I think she should move into that house and rent out her current home; that way I could have a swim whenever the urge took me.

It was a hot one today so the swim was particularly welcome. Rain clouds blew in during the late afternoon but only a brief shower eventuated, not enough to cool things down to any degree. The forecast for the rest of the week is hot, hot, hot, bloody awful hot! I just don't deal with the heat as well as I used to up until a few years ago.

And who knew how much alcohol is in Pimms?! Seriously, I thought it would be a nice "kick-back and relax" kind of drink but no, there is some serious alcohol content there.

Happy Australia Day everyone! Even those who don't celebrate / live here. May the Aussie spirit be with you - I raise a glass to you all.
 
 
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byslantedlight: Blue skiesbyslantedlight on January 26th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Australia Day! I'm going to combine celebrating with Burns Night, cos I forgot to have my haggis for dinner last night. Bit wet and cold to get in the spirit properly though - well, plus work! *g* I liked your day alot though - I'm feeling vicariously more relaxed even as I type... *g*
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on January 27th, 2015 11:34 am (UTC)
I hope the relaxed feeling lasted for your entire evening.
I can't imagine a wet and cold Australia Day. *g*
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on January 26th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)

Happy Australia Day!

Pimms is always a bit of a shock to the system. :D
miwahni: Random Alcohol martinimiwahni on January 27th, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)
Pimms was far more alcoholic than I realised. The shop assistant at First Choice who sold it to me, called it a nice drink to have when lazing about on a hot afternoon. Well, she WAS right!
a honeyed wine at night: leafy drinkmoonlightmead on January 27th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Happy Australia Day!

You went swimming, how fantastic. A friend in Canada has a pool in the back garden, and I went in it in the summer and it was brilliant - I understand now why people have these things!

Pimms - ah, heh, yes. You're supposed to dilute it with lemonade or something, you know...
miwahnimiwahni on January 28th, 2015 11:23 am (UTC)
Dilute it?! So that's where I was going wrong! *g*

Pools are fun, but also a lot of work to keep clean - I had one at my old house, and when I sold it and was looking to buy my current house, the one thing I didn't want was a pool. Seriously as lovely as they are, I found that once my son grew up and moved away I was lucky if I got in the pool two or three times during the summer. Much rather have the aircon and just collapse inside when it's hot.
However, never say never....