Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wet Winter Morning

It's a cold and wet, wet, wet Winter morning in Sydney this morning. My new desk is up against a window, looking out over the light industrial estate where the company is located, and the rain is thumping against the glass like a waterfall.



It's kind of nice really. (It's not so nice that my socks are wet from the walk into the office this morning, but that's a small discomfort.) I like the sound of the rain, it has a sort of meditative quality to it. Like waves on a beach.

I went out last night with Mikey (the lovely ex) and his boyfriend Evan to an evening talk given by the fashon designer Akira Isogawa, and when we left the art gallery it was freezing cold and raining quite heavily. Given a choice between huddling on the porch of the gallery with scores of other people, or braving it, we braved it and had a cold and wet walk to find a cab.

(I'll be setting up my new internet connection tonight, so I'll write about our little outing to the gallery and post a couple of pics then.)

The perfect antidote to a cold wet night though was a wonderful 7 course degustation meal at Rise, with the warmth of friendship and good conversation. Just about perfect.

6 comments:

Michael said...

I worked on one of the Catholic youth today, freshly returned from her pilgrimage to see Pope, and all she could talk about was how COLD Sydney was. She said they slept on the floor in an unheated gymnasium. Was it really 40F? I didn't think it got that cold there.

Kris said...

Good grief. I am SO not missing that today! (she says while looking out into a pristine blue - yet still smog-filled - LA horizon...)

The Other Andrew said...

Michael, I'm not sure what 40F is in Celsius, but yes winter does get quite cold. It's not for very long, and we don't have big blocks of cold days, but today is only going to be about 14 or 15C.

Kris, enjoy the LA sun! You can keep the smog though...

Peter said...

Your getting the rain & cold that we had last week. I was late for work 2 days running. Just lay there listening to the rain on the tin roof & having little Rosie snuggle against me.
Enjoy that rain - lucky you, it will last longer than it did for us. Damned Indian Ocean!

Michael said...

Oh, sorry. 40F=4C

The Other Andrew said...

No it doesn't get that cold in Sydney, maybe in Canberra or down in Tasmania... but Sydney is more temperate. Today was mid 50sF I think.