Today is Sunday the 2nd of October 2016……

It has been a glorious day, sunny dry and warm, much drier and very much warmer than all the days since we arrived home four weeks ago.  Pity about the gale force winds we had all day wreaking havoc in our suburb – mind you they did dry the overnight load of washing I did within half an hour of it being pegged on the line 🙂

I was really looking forward to an extra hours lie in this morning until I realised it is Spring here in Australia – and what happens at clock changing time in Spring?  Yes, we spring forward so we lost an hour!   Changing the time in my car is such a hassle I didn’t do it six months ago – guess I’ll be able to relax now and won’t have to remember it’s a hour fast lol

Of course those of you who know me will know this is one time change I actually look forward to (when I get the forward/backward movement right) because it means there will be more daylight hours at the end of the day – which is when they are of more use to me.  And from that statement you will be right in assuming I’m not at my best first thing in the morning and extra daylight at that time would be a waste 🙂

And going by our overnight temperatures at the moment they (the extra hours of daylight) most certainly would be a waste.  They (the overnight temps) have only risen a degree or two since we went away.  Oh, what a shock to the system that was – arriving home to weather that wasn’t much different to that we left seven weeks earlier!  Of course I’m stretching it a bit, we have some warmish days coming up this week but the overnights are only just going into double digits.  10c is 50f and that or below is not my idea of fun to wake up to lol

The change of season is noticeable in the garden, the roses obviously appreciated their annual haircut along with the record winter rainfall.  Lots of new growth but bit early for flowers yet.  I’ve pottered around out there and taken a couple of short walks on days when we had some respite from the almost constant rain but that’s about it as for some reason after months and months of not giving me any trouble my back has been playing up.

My friend called ‘Sciatica’ (courtesy of the Spinal Stenosis I have) has been visiting recently – numb tingling legs along with that awful sharp electric shock feeling making me jump out of my skin doesn’t make me the easiest person to live with so I’ve been taking it easy tidying up all the loose ends associated with the knitting I did up north and staying out of harms way until things have subsided and I can move about without fear of being ‘shocked’.

And of course you know who has been most willing to help – when she’s stayed awake long enough that is.


It’s good to be back – I’ll pop in and say hello to you as I work my way round blogs.

Bye for now



12 Replies to “Today is Sunday the 2nd of October 2016……”

  1. I prefer to have gentle sunshine waking me in the morning so I wish the powers that be wouldn’t mess around with the times! I’m with you on the car clocks though, mine’s right for 6 months of the year. 🙂


  2. I am looking forward to the time change next week. Love getting that hour back that we lost in the Spring. Hope my dogs will adapt to having their routine change. Sorry you have been under the weather and glad you are back with us.


  3. Welcome back … 🙂 I’m on the other side of the season mountain, but for a moth or so, our car clocks will both have the right time. I wish they would leave the time alone, we would get used to it either way.


  4. I’m sorry that you are not on top form…knitting and reading on the agenda!
    No time changes here, thank goodness, but already – at 10 degrees north of the equator, would you believe that the evenings are drawing in already…a few sneaky minutes at a time until suddenly we have to have supper earlier if we want to eat while it is still light…


  5. Hope it gets warmer for you soon – to help deal with the pain. In the UK we will soon be putting our clocks back. Blessings from Dalamory. Freda


  6. Gale force winds were horrid on the ears but yes washing all dry
    Then last night and even now it’s raining cats and dogs!
    I wonder who made that saying up lol
    Stay dry


  7. Welcome back.
    Sunday was a beautiful day here too, but the rain (and wind) have returned today.
    As an early riser I resent daylight savings. It just means that I get up in the dark again.


  8. So sorry you are having attacks of sciatica. I know that is a very painful condition, but I think (hope) it is temporary. Happy spring! We, on this continent, will be thinking of you with envy!


  9. I am so sorry to hear about your Sciatica. Here in Montreal, Canada, our clocks will fall back an hour, as we are in Autumn at this time. It is beautiful, the leaves are changing colour, the crisp, cool air. We had a very hot and humid summer so the cooler temperatures are nice. You have a lovely blog. 🙂


  10. Welcome back! So good to hear from you. Sorry to read about your spinal stenosis. Not a pleasant companion at all. The car clock change will be happening here in Minnesota, USA in November. I’ll be in the garage pushing buttons for a while. 🙂


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