JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

Sunday, 8 February 2015

A week-end summary

Yesterday it started to rain.....heavy rain.  There have been places in the tropics that have measured over 250mm.  Here at "Kuramar" we have had about 120mm.  Beautiful, lovely soaking rain that has filled all the dams.  I found a new word on Facebook a couple of weeks ago....pluviophile.  It means a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.  I am most definitely a pluviophile and living here in Australia, one of the driest continents on earth, I would think that most Aussies are pluviophiles.
Raining Cats and Dogs!
Yesterday was the first photography group meeting for the year.  One of our members has a fabulous home at Rocky Point so we held our meeting there.  This month was mostly theory.  Our club mentor talked about the use of filters for certain situations and it was an interesting talk and I took a lot away from the meeting.

This morning we sat outside on the verandah and ate our breakfast to the wonderful sound of rain falling on the roof but by 9.30 am it had cleared enough for us to go to the Sheraton Mirage Country Club for a swim.

The garden is loving all this rain.
We love it there as it is usually quiet and we have the pool to ourselves, but not today.  There are five swim lanes and there was five of us there.  Not crowded by any stretch of the imagination but still not the quietness we usually enjoy!
After our swim we had coffee and muffin at a new coffee shop in Port.....Betty's Bohemian Beach Cafe.  It is a lovely little cafe and one that we will certainly re-visit.  We were home by midday and have now had lunch and are ready to sit down and watch a movie.  A perfect way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon.

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