Aussie Life

It’s Hot! Damn Hot!

What’s the weather like out there? “It’s hot! Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.” Well, tell me what it feels like. “Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot! Do you know what I’m talking about?”

Robin Williams: Good Morning Vietnam

A large swathe of Australia is in the grip of a heatwave with crazy temperatures into the mid-40’s, with catastrophic fire-danger conditions and high temperature records breaking left, right and centre.  This graphic from the Bureau of Meteorology website gives it some perspective.


It’s tough on those who have to work outdoors today, Chief being one of them, poor boy, he’ll be exhausted and in need of a rub down with an ice-pack or two.

Tomorrow is going to be a stinker also and I am thinking, perhaps we could come to a reciprocal arrangement whereby I could post heatwave photos to warm you up (during your chilly snap) and you could cool me down with photos of snow and ice – how does that sound?

Here’s one to start you off

 (Photo: Perth Platinum Tours at in )

By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

7 replies on “It’s Hot! Damn Hot!”

Love the pic 😀 Can’t post one here so in description: It’s 2 degrees and rainy outside, we have the wood burning stove lit inside, dog are sprawled in front of it and hubby’s glued to the rugger. I don’t envy you the intense heat although this morning family sent us pictures from South Africa and I did have a pang of envy when I saw the kids in the pool – it looks like they have the same temps as you. Hope you can escape it somehow!


That line from Robin Williams reminded me of the only two line limerick,
‘ There was a young lady from Limerick,
whose shorts were so hot she was sick in em.’

Bit cooler down here though, minimum this morning 5c, rose to 32c about 2pm. No humidity either.

Still, not too long to Autumn and the falling leaves.


Haha! I’ve never heard of a two line limerick but it works. It’s a bit cooler here now too. I shall certainly be feeling the cold in GB in a couple of weeks now that I’m a soft Queenslander!


Join in the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s