It’s been an obscenely hot few weeks here in Wagga Wagga. I’m talking record breaking temperatures, day after day after day after day. It might be tolerable if you’re staying in some five star resort, full of palm tree surrounded pools and can laze around in a pair of swimmers all day. But, when you’ve got to carry on with normal working life, knowing how to dress everyday can be tough.
If I had to pick a ‘uniform’, it’d be jeans and a top – lightweight in summer, heavier in the winter. It’s what I feel most comfortable in, but jeans aren’t the most practical option during Australia’s long summers. A few weeks back, faced with the prospect of a work day outside in the heat, I took a punt on a new item of clothing. It’s been my saviour this January…
It’s been an absolute scorcher in south-eastern Australia over the last few days. Wagga Wagga hit 40 + degrees on both Saturday and Sunday. I haven’t experienced that sort of warmth since the summer of 2015/2016, so I really felt it!
It always amazes me that while one part of the world can be experiencing extreme heat, others can be gripped in the midst of extreme cold (east cold of the United States and Canada, I’m thinking of you!) In the days leading up to the weekend my Instagram feed was full of northern hemisphere dwellers preparing for a cozy weekend.
After teasing us and offering up a warm day or two here and there over the last few months, summer arrived in England this week.
We’ve had a solid six days in a row of temperatures in the high 20s, low 30s. It’s even prompted official government warnings, about beating the heat. Friends and Adam’s family have been asking all about how we Aussies cope with weather like this for months at a time.