Even here on the sunny Sunshine Coast I am feeling the chill. Notice I said chill and not cold there- people living on the Queensland coast don’t actually know what cold feels like. If the maximum daily temperature refuses to hit 20 degrees, we start throwing wooden furniture into the middle of the lounge room and light a fire so that we might keep the very real threat of freezing to death away. Really, coastal Queenslanders are about as tough as a bunch of chrysanthemums on Mothers’ Day when it comes to dealing with the cold.
Here are some indicators that it is getting towards the end of Autumn, and ‘winter’ is upon us.
- The cows are milking at the same ‘correct’ time as their southern bovine cousin. (I haven’t got time to go into the intracacies of the Daylight Savings debate here but suffice to say THE COWS WON’T GET CONFUSED!!!!!!!! I’m pretty sure my curtains won’t fade anymore than they normally would either. Can we have Daylight Savings now?)