When we first arrived in Australia, just over three weeks ago, it was a bit disconcerting to be thrown back into Autumn! We had just left home where longed for Spring was very much in evidence. But it's a topsy turvy world down here where the sun shines in the north and water runs down the plug hole in the opposite direction.
Probably like many people in the UK I rather assumed that Australian weather was just one long Summer's day and although I had heard of Melbourne's reputation for having four seasons in twenty four hours, I took it all with a pinch of salt. Well I can report that it isn't all heat and sunshine and we are having some very chilly weather indeed. I have had to send for extra jumpers to be sent from home (cheaper than buying new here). Winter seems to have come early and I have to say that when staying with old friends down on the Mornington Peninsula last weekend, their wood burning stove was a huge attraction! I was properly warm for the first time since we arrived!
However, to make up for the surprisingly cool temperatures there are wonderful autumn colours to enjoy.