38ºC (another century this summer) in Perth today....not funny but we 've been enjoying cooler weather this week instead of many of our eastern states cousins who've been having mini heatwaves. 29ºC here tomorrow so a respite worth looking forward to, and then a couple of cool days before returning to the 30s again. Will this summer never end?
Checked bank account early yesterday and deposit (payment) from insurance company had arrived so quick work on their part which was appreciated. Also they did repay the $100 excess. Another couple of weeks and the we should have working aircon again. Fingers crossed.
#2 granddaughter and her daughter (our #1 great-granddaughter) came for lunch yesterday. I always enjoy their visit as we have some lively discussions about lots of topics. I need to be able to converse more face to face with people when possible. Does get the old brain working in top gear. Fortunately our discussions are always affable.
Only 3 more days and I can once again enjoy coffee and chocolate and take my anti-depressants. It has definitely proved these tabs do help decrease overall pain to some extent. On Tuesday morning will have fasting blood test and then wait for results before seeing GP. Had a letter from him on Thursday reminding me to go in for my B12 shot but may as well wait till test results arrive. Must also ask when 'flu injections will be available this year.
We decided a cooked chicken with salad good for weekend meals (Phil's suggestion which surprised me as he's not a fan of chicken) which is always good when it's hot. He's out this morning doing a bit of top up shopping and filling the car with petrol. $1.03 a litre which is quite cheap although there are some petrol stations selling below a dollar a litre. Wonder how long that will last?
My mum used to make up barley water which she said was good for her kidneys. I've been looking up how to make it and may try it for myself and many websites still say it is very good for us. Diabetics are prone to kidney problems so worth thinking about.
TV is beginning to look up a little although still relying on DVDs quite a lot but then we are very fussy about what we watch. Neither of us enjoy reality shows and tend to prefer UK shows although we do watch 2 NCIS shows. We often wish another series similar to "West Wing" would be made. That was truly brilliant. "Death in Paradise" is on tonight which we both really enjoy and a new UK cop show "Cuffs" which is reasonably good.
I have two more frangipani coming into flower which is quite late in the season and my Callistemon citrinus (bottlebrush) (above) is flowering again. I am sure the strange weather we have these days causes confusion in the plant world as this bottlebrush flowered in November.
I've popped in some small garden pics to brighten up a dull page It's amazing how many pinks and mauves there are.