Oh its been freezing!!! Not just the normal cold but nights and early mornings of 0 degrees. Now to some people, that's nothing. But not when you live in Perth.
We had our coldest month in 15 years this June and even people who've migrated from the US or UK complain that its freezing over here. I think it may be because Perth doesn't have the same heating technology as everywhere else and change here almost always never happens. No central heating, no floor heating (you have to rip your whole floor off if you want this installed and its not cheap!), no insulation in some homes.
All in all, an absolute *brrrrr* experience. But what happened last night just brought that home.
We went to an engagement party and because there was about 200 people, it was held outside. It was all well arranged but unfortunately, 2 of the heaters didn't end up working, leaving 2 remaining heaters to cover the entire backyard.
Even in our jackets and being relatively close to the heater, we were still cold. You could see littl' puffs of condensation form when people spoke. It was freezing...so we didn't end up staying very long as hubby was turning into a popsicle and I was feeling unwell so we left an hour after arriving...
So what else could go wrong? Our car runs over a nail as we're driving back home. Under a lone spotlight from this random building and me holding a littl' flashlight to shine on the tyre, the both of us are trying to change the back tyre whilst not freezing our asses off. Great motivation for hubby to get going as quickly as possible but these things take time and by the end of it, all I could think of was a nice hot fire.
True, when its cold, you can put layers on. But give me warmer weather any day. It takes less energy to cool yourself down than it does to get warm...and what more could you ask for than having a yummy cookies and cream ice cream (or gelato or sorbet!) on a hot sunny day whilst walking along the beach. Bliss...