Thursday, 21 December 2006

Normal linkages resumed

This new blogger isn't half bad. The new drag/drop template customisation tool makes it a lot easier to make changes to the side bar without having to delve into too much hard coding.

Christmas is fast approaching in case you've been living under a rock. I'm about half-way through the last stocking, so Christmas knitting is very comfortably on schedule. Today is stinking hot (36 deg C / 97 deg F) and tomorrow is forecast for more of the same with a late change. Then the long range forecast for the next 5 days or so (including Christmas Day) is for temperatures hovering about the 20 deg C mark (68 deg F - very comfy Christmas weather) hopefully with the odd bit of rainfall if we're really lucky. Melbourne is about to go on to Stage 3 water restrictions while a large part of the rest of the state is already on Stage 4.

I'm trying to keep my garden going with the water I can collect in a bucket whilst waiting for the shower temperature to regulate. My garden is only little so this covers most of it. I have to admit though that when I go past the posh tennis clubs closer in to the city and see them watering their lawn and en-tout-cas courts, I wonder why I bother being so frugal.

I didn't intend this to be a post about watering, but it's kind of ended up that way. Water, or rather the lack of water, is becoming more and more a topic of "water cooler" conversation here. Grey water recycling systems, rainwater tanks, water efficient appliances - all these things are growth industries and are attracting government rebates for consumers. Somehow the train of thought always leads to water.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

oh, I think the idea of recycling water is great. I always try to pay attention to how much water I use but it's hard... we have it easy, you know, when it just comes out of the tap.