It’s Not Cold

“What are you doing in my neighbourhood?”, I asked some colleagues who I ran into in Crown Street. They live in Sutherland Shire, and I was surprised to run into them. “Aren’t you cold?’, one of them asked me, remarking on the fact that I was wearing a polo-shirt and jeans. “Not at all”, I replied.

Minutes earlier I’d heard a group of women laughingly comment on a group of people wearing shorts. “Don’t they know it’s winter”, one of them commented with an almost mock indignation. While they were wearing shorts, she was wearing a scarf and a jacket. I swear you’d think she was Anna Karenina on a journey to Siberia they way she was dressed.

And then tonight on Twitter, a friend and colleague commented how cold she was. I replied…

@Tzarimas It is not cold. It is currently 14 degrees. 3 months ago I was in Sweden when it was minus 14. That’s cold. This isn’t !!! :):

What a bunch of wimps, I thought to myself. It’s been a gorgeous day in Sydney. Warm temperatures. The sun has been shining. There’s nothing to complain about, IMHO.

Sydney is not cold in winter
Sydney is not cold in winter

A scarf is nothing more than a fashion statement in Sydney, and if you think it’s cold… get over it!!

After the events of the last couple of weeks, it’s nice to sit back and relax and not do much at all. I woke late, made a coffee, wandered down to that wonderful patisserie on Victoria Street, Darlinghurt, where I had a coffee and a croissant, and since then I’ve been doing little except listen to music, watch a bit of tv, and chat online.

“Lovin’ the long weekend”, I said in sms conversation with Sharron, who’s also been enduring a lot over the last few weeks (and earlier).


I have no plans for the night except a bite to eat, and then to watch the Norwegian/Swedish film, Naboer which screens tonight on SBS2. I saw it a couple of years ago and have been hoping for a repeat screening ever since.

The last time I saw it, I described it in these terms….

“Naboer” (“Next Door”), is one of the most disturbing and scarey movies I have ever seen. Having just finished watching this Norwegian film on Foxtel’s “World Movies”, I’m still a little “on edge”, which may or may not be a good thing for a Sunday morning.

So that’s my Saturday and Saturday night. And for all those complaining about the cold, I’d recommend a glass of red wine, something warm over your knees, and a scarey film on SBS.