I’m in the middle of packing for my trip.

Christmas is over for another year,

there is discarded Christmas wrapping everywhere,

the ironing stack is growing,

the washing on outside on the Hills Hoist

(Stock photo- Hills Hoist with a Tawny Frogmouth Owl)

The sun is shining,

it is 29C in the shade,

a cloudless sky,

a little wind blowing.

Perfect summer weather,

the Cricket is on the telly

Australia vs South Africa playing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Darcy is curled up near the portable DVD after a night of watching
the great Vincent D’onofrio playing his character
Detective Robert Goren
of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Here is an photo taken during the night
Obviously Darcy has had a little too much Christmas cheer.

Hours later …

still there.