Having recently moved back to Melbourne from the depths of winter in Berlin, I was looking forward to a bit of scorching Australian summer . I’d both missed and dreaded it. Unfortunately, as always, Melbourne weather has been a bit miserly. Nice warm days have been produced very begrudgingly.
Today, however, it’s a different story. Right now, I’m sitting out in my mother’s big beautiful garden and it’s just right. The plants are green like I haven’t seen in years, the butterflies are everywhere, and the sun is shining. I’ve got a cup of coffee in hand and the dog is having a lazy wander around.
I also have a perfect Melbourne Saturday lined up – coffee in Yarraville, lunch in Footscray at the delicious Lentil as Anything, and then some moonlight cinema out over in St Kilda, all with friends. It’s going to be a good day!
I’m looking forward to the year ahead, and what I hope it’ll bring. Work, campaigning, study, friends – I can’t wait to see what will happen. What do I really want to see? I want to learn some new skills, I want to see a good price tag on pollution from the Australian government, and I want international climate negotiatiors to get to work and produce a binding agreement in Durban.