Coping with the heat
Never has there been such a heatwave in our area - over 40 degrees Celsius four days in a row. Yet the tennis goes on in Melbourne so I really feel pity for the players where it must be about 50 on the courts. How do we cope with such heat? Our house is not air-conditioned so it is a furnace with three electric fans helping just a little. We eat watermelon, drink iced coffee and lots of icy water. It's too hot for cooking. Meanwhile hundreds of the bats that fly about Melbourne and Geelong are falling from the skies, though one took a dip in the Yarra. Last night there was dry lightning and about twenty fires in the Geelong region, so the firefighters were very busy.