Last night I was home alone on puppy duty. It was a hot, windy night and I was becoming a little obsessed about what may have happened, or might happen elsewhere, as Victoria was experiencing a bad night for bushfires. There was nothing I could do about it, so I gave in to the beers and took a few pictures outside. The Moon was low, as it always is in Summer, casting long shadows across our dry fields. It was indeed a beautiful now.

At the latest count, 116 houses have been lost in a seaside resort fire here. Thankfully, no lives lost. All thanks to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) Added for WPC Now

Spice of life

I love Thailand. I love their version of spicy food. While in Chiang Mai, I went for a wander through a local market when I came across this amazing sight.

These colourful curries oozed beautiful spicy odours. 30b for small serve. 60 b for a large. I had already eaten so I did not indulge, but I wish I had. See more spicy ideas here.

Later on, at this market, I noticed loud music playing. Then all of a sudden the music became more formal and everybody was motionless, except for us farang. We joined them for the remaining 45 seconds, then continued with exploration.