The Weekend Report

Was it just me, but was that quite a warm weekend? And did it seem to drag on and on and on?

My Mum came in for the weekend to experience our superior air-conditioning, as it hit 47 degrees in her town. She bought her dog Millie along because it was to hot to cope out there. We mainly sat in the dark, checking our weather apps on our phones because I know how to show a visitor a good time.

We went out for a Woog family lunch with all the crew to catch up with a rello visiting from Budapest. Hungarians are known for their loudness and their fondness for tucker, so I knew I was in for a laugh. As we entered the restaurant, I noticed straight away that the air-conditioning in that particular establishment had done a runner. It was quite uncomfortable in fact. As we sat and sweated and chowed down on Yum Cha, I noticed that Mr. Woog’s cousin had a very nifty gadget….

It is a fan that you plug into your iPhone! Well, knock me down with a feather. What an invention! I grabbed it off her and enjoyed a few moments of breeze, while she pointed out all of her sweat points on her body. Behind the knees, her lower back, her upper back, the whole of her chest, her temples, behind her ears and finally, her upper lip. So I gave it back to her.

I cooled down each evening with a night-time swim in Mrs. Goodmans pool. It was a glorious thing.

Oh, and I am also now covered in puncture marks.

For you see on Sunday morning, we were all enjoying some snuggle time in bed. There was me, Mum, both boys, Chuy the Cat, Isobel and mum’s dog. Milly, a gorgeous bitch of extreme mixed breeding, is just about the sweetest dog in the world. So there I was laying on the bed, chatting away about this and that when all of a sudden, I was under attack. I didn’t know what had happened, but I was in quite a bit of pain.

What had transpired was that Milly saw Chuy and wandered over to say hello. This displeased Chuy immensely, and so he launched an attack. Now Milly is quite a big dog, but Chuy managed to fluff himself up to the size of a cougar before declaring an outright war on the poor thing. Laying in his way, was me.

None of my limbs were spared. That there is my thigh. Trust me, it felt much worse than it looks….

Of course everyone else thought it was the funniest thing that they had ever seen. Milly was unharmed in the kerfuffle. Just me.

And when I wasn’t being maimed, or eating food, or complaining about the heat, I was worrying about all those farmers and towns being affected by bushfires. Last night, as the southerly arrived, I raced around and threw up all the windows, and threw up my hands….

What was the most exciting thing you did on the weekend?

Eat anything good? How are our Feb Fast Friends doing?

(I am Feb Fasting on School Nights, if you care to join me!)


  • Jane

    we had an excellent weekend. Sport was cancelled, even dance was cancelled, as the air conditioning had also deserted that building. This meant, that no – one had to go ANYWHERE for the entire weekend, and too hot to do ANYTHING. Hunkered down in our air con, it was the most relaxing weekend we have had for a while

    • Sport cancelled here as well, but not three hours of dance!

      • Jane

        you should have heard the jungle drums as Ms 15’s phone went into overdrive. The group chat had disseminated all important information before any parent got near it

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Most exciting thing I did was go in the pool which felt like a bath even though it’s huge!! Stayed in the aircon and read and minded my granddaughter.It was so hot out here about 47 or 48 degrees! Your poor leg ouch.

  • Heidi D

    I spent the weekend sprawled on the lounge with the fan on & a bucket of cold water for my feet. We have no aircon & dodgy heart does not like the heat. I also had a grumpy teen. Between the heat & having someone scream leave me alone if I even glanced in her directionI could have cried but I couldn’t afford to lose the fluid. Hope your leg is ok

  • Our evening southerly last night brought with it a thick plume of smoke right across the region (northern NSW) from 5 bushfires about the place. Windows were shut firm. It was eerie and nerve racking. 🙁

    On the up side I ate Vietnamese on Saturday and a Chinese smorgy on Sunday as I celebrated my birthday (today)! Feb fast? Pffft! Not so good!

  • Midlife Dramas in Pyjamas

    My weekend in good ol’ Blighty involved a Japanese themed dinner party on Saturday night. We did fab challenges, drank MANY bottles of wine and sake, danced until 3am…AM!!…and got home by 4! Us midlifers can out-party the youths any day! 🙂

  • Cee

    I am going to be ever so happy when it’s cool/cold enough to wear turtlenecks and jumpers again !