We've had a run of extremely hot days this past week, with some of the highest October temps - up to 38 degrees yesterday. There's been reggae and African jazz playing in the house, minimal clothing and plenty of summery drinks; it's been just the tropical holiday we needed after a (relatively) cold winter. And well timed for school holidays and our stay-cation in lieu of going away.
A few nights ago we went to Clifton Gardens - a harbour beach with baths - down in Mosman. It was full of families bbq-ing and braving the still-chilly Harbour water. After a good snorkel Cal threw a couple of shrimps on the barbie. It's a lovely spot, but the flies were a little intense with the hundreds of people cooking meat down there on the warm evening.