The first heat-wave of the season is a fact: more than a week long temperatures of +35°C. It’s the earliest heat-wave in 100 years; way too early for Jan and Nora. They are puffing, sweating and hoping for cooler days. Mikaela and her dad are coping like a true Jaselius: they seem to enjoy it.
Grandpa Alf (Morfar in Swedish) has been a busy bee in the past few weeks. Apart from the typical duties of being grandpa (changing diapers, feeding and entertaining Nora), he fixed about everything in and around the house that needed fixing (e.g. garden, trees, furniture, airco). He’s already looking forward to us buying a house, so he can put his teeth in a more serious renovation project. One of his best ideas so far was a small mini fan for Nora in the car seat. So no more overheated trips for our little girl. Brilliant !
This weekend we went for a trip to Port Fairy to meet Joy and John, friends of Alf from his many sailing trips. They used to own a dairy farm, so we got a tour around country side Victoria, where life is still going in a calmer pace, and people don’t bother to wait for cows crossing the road. It’s a bit greener and cooler than here in SA, so easy to see why Jan and Nora liked it so much. Thanks for the hospitality guys!
PS. Jan picked the winning horse at this year’s Melbourne cup, just for its name: ‘Shocking’
Ho ho ho! As per Swedish customs Santa visited our home already on Christmas Eve. And what amazing presents did he bring!
We had the most wonderful Swedish Christmas dinner - applause for the chefs. And we all had a ball with Santa's biggest present: a table tennis table.