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August 20, 2014

Raining, pouring

Fellow Sydneysiders - how crazy has the weather these past two days been? Luckily I didn't have any obligations on Monday, so I stayed in bed all day with my laptop, nursing a head cold, while (what sounded like) gale-force winds lashed at the trees outside my window. I did have to venture out today, and although the rain had somewhat abated, I still got caught in a bit of a surprise shower.


I sort of love the cold and wet, to an extent (it then just gets inconvenient because Sydney stops functioning when it rains). It makes staying inside so much nicer. The heat makes me luggish but cold weather makes me feel sharper.


My main rule of wet weather dressing is not to wear jeans if it's windy, because jeans don't dry. So I rug up on top and wear a skirt/dress with stockings and heavy-duty boots. Also today I found out how much wet wool stinks - you know that moment when you're sitting on the bus wondering what smells so bad and realising it's you? Yeah.


Coffee, cake and discussing hypothetical situations at My Sweet Memory (dork-ass name for a cute cafe) following a pre-birthday dinner for Wai Lam (happy birthday, girl). Once again giving me two spoons for the souffle I didn't share.

40 comments:

  1. I totally agree about the rain and cold, I'm so glad there is no university during the hottest months for me in England, because there is nothing more motivating than a brisk wind that wakes you up as you walk to the library and then that warmth of being inside on a terrible day - literally how all my essays are written!!
    Bella xox

    http://www.little-isabelle.blogspot.com

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  2. Does it make me a bad person that I'm a bit gleeful you've had so much rain? Your mild Aussie Winters are not fair!

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    1. Haha fair enough. I've been feeling fairly ripped off by the weather this winter because I prefer the cold!

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  3. I'm a pluviophile so obviously I'm in love with that first pic of the window caressed with raindrops. Rain makes everything feel cosier but maybe that's just me ahah. Even coffee goes down better! xx

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    1. I had to google pluviophile, haha. It does make everything feel nicer I agree!

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  4. I love that first shot. so much. I think I can feel the cold in this post.

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    1. Thanks, it was my iphone's genius idea to focus on the raindrops though.

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  5. Hello dear! So sorry to hear it is raining...we've been having similar weather, and it's nowhere as pretty as your first photograph! (P.S. I got your photo in the mail and it made my day! Thanks so much! I'm still waiting to receive the prints I ordered (taking soooo long!!), but I'll send your print out as soon as I get a chance!!

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    1. Yay glad it made it to you! I'm excited to get yours :)

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  6. At least the rain made for some pretty pictures. I love rain too (for a limited amount of time) but usually it's accompanied by a dark cloudy day which is perfect for getting studying, writing, reading and anything else done.

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    1. Yep, I guess it's more the way it feels to be sheltered from the rain than the rain itself!

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  7. The first photo is so perfect! Haha there was this one time I wanted to take a photo like that but failed since the sun was shooting against the glass. I completely agree with you, Sydney really does stop functioning when it's cold/rainy/windy. And daaaaamn that iced coffee (is it??) looks amazing.

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    1. It is, an iced latte I think in a cute lil jar.

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  8. Hi Jane,

    Just discovered your lovely blog :) have you been to London? It completely shuts down when their a drop of snow or wind. I am really looking forward to autumn in the UK though, I like the cold sometimes too it feels fresher and crisp.

    Beautiful photos.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. I have indeed, I must have been lucky though because from what I experienced London has my dream public transport system haha!

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    2. haha really? i think we complain way too much about the tube but in comparison it must be quite efficient to other systems!

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    3. In comparison to Sydney, definitely! I saw that there are night buses in London that come more often than peak hour ones here.

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  9. that's some slick ass camera skills on the raining indoor shot Jane, very cool. Well it's mostly wet and cold in the uk so I welcome sun whenever we get it. I'm in shorts now mind you. just wanted to say thanks for always making the time to have a gander on my blog, it means a bunch.

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. All credit goes to my iPhone for that shot, haha!

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  10. that first photo of rain drops captured managed to wrap my emotions completely, so bitterly pretty (in a good way). And yes, heavy duty boots is definitely the way to go! It bothers me every single time when my feet gets wet due to rain. I guess i have a serious problem with that wet feeling :/

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    1. Wet feet are the w o r s t, never wearing canvas shoes if there's the slightest hint of rain again.

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  11. We are having loads of rain here in Belgium too, Huge downpours of rain, it's so refreshing and fun to watch but not fun to be stuck in it. For me, I like to avoid unnecessary running of hair dye, so I avoid all rain, haha! Lovely photos!

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    1. Oh yeah gotta watch that hair dye! Didn't think of that, haha.

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  12. Hahaha the wet wool comment- SO TRUE. And you're so right - it starts raining and everyone loses their sanity!

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    1. Why does wet wool smell so bad? I might have to look this up.

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  13. Raining cats & dogs here as well too!
    I really like the first picture :] If I didn't have to get out to work, I wouldn't leave the house either on such days!

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    1. It's such a luxury to stay home on rainy days haha

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  14. Weather in Holland here is crazy as well!
    My best friend is this plastic poncho raincoat :P
    Happy early birthday to your friend! xx

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    1. Haha it must be to have had two Dutch people comment about it in a row!

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  15. that sounds so prefect.. mainly the obligation free part..

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  16. Drenched days are not the best but you have cast such a warm and cosy feeling with these photos. Love from a very changeable London x

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    1. It is warm and cosy as long as you can get inside!

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  17. Hello!!
    I found your blog and I'm loving it (: You're doing such an amazing blog! The pictures from this post are great!!

    I recently created a blog about my snail mail blog and I would love your visit of course! [I'm kind of new in this world]
    Have a lovely day

    Madalena

    http://mr-happy-postman.blogspot.pt/

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  18. we've been getting hit with rain here and there. i remember in college i used to always wear jeans during rainy days and it would totally drive me nuts. i never wore skirts back then and the kinda jeans that were "in" when i was in college were those baggy and flare kinds. it was terrible when it rained... :)

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    1. Baggy and flare would be especially bad in the wet I imagine, haha!

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  19. I remember during high school that feeling too well. Our high school jumpers were merino wool (and our school was agricultural) so not only the students starting to smell but the surroundings as well after rain. I was out on both Monday and Tuesday. I am definitely grateful the weather eased up yesterday.

    www.rosa-dyn.com

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    1. Haha well at least your jumpers were swanky, I'm pretty sure ours were polyester or something.

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