Sunday 16th January 2022

Summer Means This. 48/52 #LifeThisWeek. 2018.123.

Summer Means This. 48/52 #LifeThisWeek. 2018.123.

In Australia it is officially Summer from 1 December until 28/29 February. But the weather-maker does not always get the memo.

The weather that I am most familiar with in Summer is HOT, HOT, HOT with some patches of COOLER….and of course that old curse; humidity!

Summer means:

  • sticky feeling wearing some clothes
  • dripping perspiration
  • crossing the street from what place of shade to another
  • Christmas
  • school break-up times
  • shopping
  • watching sport – on T.V.
  • lazy days
  • mosquitoes buzzing at night
  • flies. Oh the flies.
  • the smell of barbecues cooking around the neighbourhood
  • kids playing outside till after dark: it IS the school hols
  • packing the car for the longed-for beach holiday
  • the city centre being closed for a few days and streets are pleasant to walk around.
  • parks, gardens, the zoo, beaches, council pools and more attracting visitors
  • air-conditioning. Seriously cannot deal with summer unless I have air-con.

There are probably many more on this list but I have also included a visual list of Summer for Me.

As we enter our southern hemisphere Summer this Saturday 1 December, what does Summer mean for you?


P.S. Our 2019 Life This Week continues once the New Year Arrives! I will have the prompts up soon and will add them to a blog post. I know it may sound crazy but with this 48/52 telling me there are 4 weeks left till the end of 2018 it is timely! Thanks for all who continue to link up and a special greeting to those who often, sometimes or always use the optional prompts! You all rock!

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Joining Alicia here for Open Slather and Kell here for Mummy Mondays.

Next Week’s Optional Prompt: 49/52. TAKING STOCK. 3/12/18.



  1. How could I forget blue bottles, Mozzies and flies! Summer def means those! (and I’ll be off the blog in Jan but back in Feb)

  2. Summer storms, humidity, early mornings, warm seas, early morning and late afternoon swims, and my favourite day of the year – Boxing Day. I love Boxing Day to laze around, read, and eat leftovers.

  3. Hi Denyse, I resurrected and an updated a post from December 2016 to share with you this week. We both have some similar Summer things on our list but how could I forget the Mozzies!!! I do love Summer although not the humidity. Have a great week and I’m feeling happy just reading about what Summer means to everyone. xx

    • Thanks Sue for linking up. Mozzies bother me greatly IF they get a chance. Apparently I have blood they like. Summer where you are can have its downsides with the humidity but thank goodness for air con!

      Denyse x

  4. Hi Denyse, It’s interesting to read about your summer months and things while I’m in autumn and heading towards winter. Summer means longer days, sunshine, beaches, easy living, outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, ice cream, BBQs, etc. to me. I did get a bit of nice weather when I was in Morocco earlier this month. I linked up my first post on Morocco today. Enjoy the good things about summer, minus the flies and humidity 🙂

    • It’s a topsy turvy world for you here. I am glad to read of your summer memories. The long days are appreciated for the great outdoor living arent they?

      Humidity is staying away for now but it will be back! Along with the pesky flies.

      Denyse x

  5. Haha well today it meant my head feeling like it was burning alive on the short walk from the bus to work… so…hmm. yay? 🙂

    • Oh yes, burning sun. I noticed yesterday even though the day was cool the sun packed a lot of heat. Hope the journey home is less challenging weather-wise.

      Denyse x

  6. I can relate to almost all of these Denyse – we already smell barbeques when we go for our evening walk – to avoid the thickest fly time! Also crossing from one patch of shade to the other – and hot beach sand is definitely a memory from my teenage days! Remember when cars didn’t have air con and those hot vinyl seats and steering wheel?!

    • Oh yes, the hot sand at the beach run! When we taught in remote NSW sometimes it was exhausting to cross the unshaded area from the school to our house! My post on Thursday is a bit of insight into what we went through back then.

      Denyse x

  7. I confess I do like our summers. Summer to me is beach, beers, cricket and long days. I can’t wait to get home! Your post has made me more homesick!!

    • Oh dear. Sorry about the reminders of the coast you love to be on…hope you can take heart that the weather has actually been windy (very much so) and there is the prospect of flooding rains from Wednesday.

      See, where you are suddenly looks a bit more bearable!

      Denyse x

  8. I adore summer. I wish I could afford to flee winters every year and go overseas. x

    • I know winter is not your favourite. I loved seeing your snaps of your trip to England.

      Take care and enjoy Summer. Nearly here!!

      Denyse x

  9. I agree with your summer thoughts Denyse, and I love your photos to go with your words. I love summer and have shared an older post from December 2013 about the time I bought a bikini! Summer means beach holidays, family, my birthday and of course Christmas celebrations.

    • Thanks Debbie, we no longer need to go to the beach for holidays now we live close-ish but we do appreciate the more temperate climate here more than the western suburbs of Sydney.

      Birthday (yay) and Christmas…and a new little girl for Santa to visit, how wonderful!

      Denyse x

  10. Sydney Shop Girl says:

    I love summer. At least when it begins because that means a break from work and routine.

    Thank you for sharing your summer highlights, Denyse!

    SSG xxx

    • Yes. I agree. I loved knowing the work/school break was coming up. It is funny how it still feels that way but it is now attached to my cancer treatments…I don’t need to see anyone professional till January (prothodontist) and February (head and neck surgeon).

      Enjoy the countdown yourself!

      Denyse x

  11. Summer means not having to bundle up and be cold all the time (except when you go in stores and the AC is blasting…LOL)

    • There are very few areas in Australia that have winter as you may. Some places “may” get cold in the evenings and can get down to zero. No main cities are in that category, except the capital city of Australia, Canberra, created at the mid-point between Sydney and Melbourne so that one of those two cities weren’t left out.

      Denyse x

  12. As I read this, Sydney is flooding! Yet the weekend is set to hit the 30s!

    • Yep cray cray weather. I hope you did not get caught up in the flooding. I heard it’s supposed to be very hot on the weekend. Of course it is!

      Denyse x