Monday, January 23, 2012

Feeling hot, hot, hot

Summer is in progress in earnest here in Australia. We are expecting 34 degrees today and tomorrow. High 20s and low-mid 30s for the rest of the week. Bleh! 25 degrees is about my limit. After that, if there's heat for any length of time, the house just heats up and up and won't cool down. We don't have air-con but we do have overhead fans and I try to seal the heat out wherever I can. But, as you can see, it still sneaks its way in... everywhere in the house is bathed in a glowing orangey light this morning.


Bodecea said...

25 to 35 degrees (up to 38 degrees sometimes) are not so unusual in our summers, too. I always tried to spend as much time as possible in/near the water - that cools down! Instead of keeping the sun out I prefered wind blowing through the house in our former apartment. But our apartment now has the advantage it always stays cool (thick walls).

Sefarina said...

I discovered that "blocking" the windows with light loving plants to absorb the sun helps a lot against summerheat. Better than anything I tried before. Also makes for a great view ;-)

But right now I'd rather be at your place because I'm fed up freezing like mad.

Feronia said...

@ Bodecea -

The only problem is when there is no wind to blow through the windows! Our house stays really cool for about a day because it is double brick but then the bricks heat up.

@ Sefarina -

What a great idea! I love that. I'm going to check out some houseplants the next time I'm at the nursery. Thanks :)

Pina said...

Could you please send some heat over here, Emily? We have -8 degrees C at the moment. :)

Feronia said...

Oh my, Pina! Some rays of sun coming your way on the double...!

Pina said...

Thank you very much, Emily! :D

Merisi said...

Even though we are in the midst of winter, I can feel the heat coming in through your windows!

I hope you do get some cooler nights soon,
best wishes,