Is it getting warmer or is this a false sense of security?

Warmer weather would be very welcome. In the last post, I shared some images of frost in Canberra. When I woke up this morning I was feeling quite upbeat. It felt warmer, life was good, so I went for a walk. I needed to go out early. I needed to clean the flat today for a rental inspection this week. For a one bedroom place, it doesn’t take much to get it messy! I need to be more diligent. I tend to focus on other things. I need to regiment myself to be more disciplined.

It was indeed warmer with the temperature an almost ‘balmy’ 5 ยฐC. I didn’t carry my camera with me, I went out in a hoodie and armed with my iPhone.

There were really only a couple of photographs worth editing and sharing.

The lack of clouds and the mild wind made crisp reflections with a moody sky difficult so I was content with some colours on the lake.

Looking warmer

Lake Ginninderra and some floating buoys Gary Lum
Lake Ginninderra and some floating buoys

I like the colours of these bollards on the lake.

Bollards on Lake Ginninderra Gary Lum
Bollards on Lake Ginninderra

I’m really getting quite sick of winter. I know there is a debate about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), I’m inclined to believe the weather really does influence my mood.

On the way home I had a few friends on Instagram tell me about a chocolate sale at Coles. Would you believe, I’m yet to crack one of these open. It’s hard to believe I know.

Lindt chocolate on special Gary Lum
Lindt chocolate on special

And that was when the shine went off the day. I’m not going to go into details, but I ended up in bed just trying to work out some things in my head. I have things to learn in life even at the age of 52. I can still be an idiot.


I made pineapple pork and rice for dinner. I just didn’t have the desire for anything complex like a slow cooker meal today. packet rice, pork and some pineapple. That’s it.

Pineapple pork with rice Gary Lum
Pineapple pork with rice

The highlight today has been a FaceTime session with my two youngest daughters.

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11 Replies to “Is it getting warmer or is this a false sense of security?”

  1. I used to hate winter, for me it was summer all the way! Now it’s reversed! I think it happened when I stupidly fell asleep out in the open in a steaming hot equatorial country at midday and woke up with sun stroke. Before that my mood was defo down in winter and up in summer. Now I’m just a miserable cow all year! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Are we at that point where I can call you ‘Gazza’ yet? ‘Dr Gazza’ for serious posts?

    1. I’ll be happier when I can go about wearing a T-shirt, shorts and thongs. Until then I’m happy not to see frost ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    2. I’m just grateful that unlike your neck of the woods, the lake I live on doesn’t freeze over ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  2. Another post I completely enjoyed! And yes, at 52, I can completely be an idiot. I often wonder when I will start learning and stop doing dumb things I should know better than to do. Hoping your weekend improves. And the apartment inspection, is that for real? It sort of makes sense, but how very reminiscent of mom coming in to see if things are tidy…

    1. Thanks Kris. Rental inspections occur every three months. I don’t mind really, the owner has a right to known his property is in good shape.

  3. Just going out in a hoodie at 5’C ๐Ÿ˜ฉ ‘I can still be an idiot.’ I hear you and that is what I think of myself pretty much every day, lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ I hope things are clearer and if not, a good dose of all the chocolate you got is what’s needed.

    1. Thanks, Mabel. The walk was invigorating ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
      I hope not to binge on chocolate, but it may end up that way!

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