Sunday, 21 December 2008


Today was the Summer solstice. The longest day of the year (in the Southern Hemisphere). As usual I celebrated with friends with a picnic in the park last night. We've not had the most summery weather of late, but Melbourne did manage to turn on some sunshine and, although the evening was a bit cool, the temperature held for long enough.

This year our picnic was in a park just around the corner from a pizza restaurant, so a few of us cut some catering corners. We sprawled around on rugs and had a few drinks, enjoyed some nibbles, and ended up back in the pizza restaurant for coffee and chocolate mousse.

It's hard to believe that the days will all start getting shorter again from here. It feels as though Summer hasn't even started yet.


  1. Although the days are now getting longer here, for some reason January always seems an extremely dark month. I guess the cold weather doesn't help in that regard. Enjoy the sun and the longer days while they last...

  2. Seems to be getting sunnier - finally!