Christmas is Coming: Custard on Your Fish?

Summer arrived with the weekend, and we certainly had the weather to match; temperatures have been hitting around 32°C. Tomorrow, Tuesday, the forecast is scorchio; we are told temperatures here in Brisbane could hit 40°C and elsewhere around Queensland could get as high as 45°.

We are talking about temperatures in excess of 100°F and summer has only just begun.

Around the rest of the country the forecasters say tomorrow will be:

  • Perth: 37°C
  • Darwin: 35°C
  • Sydney: 27°C
  • Adelaide and Canberra: 21°C
  • Melbourne: 18°C
  • Hobart: 15°C

So, as you can see, quite a varied start to summer around this country, but tomorrow, for sure, it’s going to be hot here in Brisbane.

There is a problem with having weather like this at this time of year, Eddie Izzard described it as like having ‘custard with your fish‘.

If it wasn’t for houses that look like this…

Indooroopilly-lights…and you can see a video about more of those houses in my post called Amazing Outdoor Christmas Lights in Australia from a couple of years ago.

And if it wasn’t for the various nativity plays, some of which feature real camels…

3-wise-men… which I explained in a post about Australia’s Imported Pests.

And if it wasn’t for major stores like Myers building grottoes so that our kids can visit Santa to Hi-Five him…

Santa-hi5…and if Brisbane Council didn’t bother to put up a huge solar powered Christmas tree in the square which, you’ll remember, I ran past you in my post called A Visit to Santa in Australia, then for the life of me I would never have guessed that Christmas is fast approaching.

This will be my seventh Christmas here in Australia and none of them in the past have ever really felt like Christmas, so I’m pretty sure this one won’t be any different either. In fairness, Christmas Day does actually feel like Christmas, particularly when I am excitedly opening my Christmas presents.

“Custard on your fish” indeed. 22 more sleeps to go.

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  • Sanja December 6, 2012, 5:56 am |

    Hey Bob!
    it is kind of strange having Christmas at 30 degrees or more. I remember while I was living in Australia, it was normal having Christmas in the sun. After I moved to Europe it was strange with all the snow going on. I guess it will be strange again when I move back to Sydney lol. It’s going to get some getting used to 🙂 I don’t mind though because I love summer 🙂

    • BobinOz December 6, 2012, 7:25 pm |

      Yes, it certainly is strange and whilst I might never get used to it, that doesn’t mean I don’t love it!


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