Out of the frying pan and into the fire…..sort of. More like into the pool. We managed to experience the hottest January on record while we were house sitting in Melbourne and now we are soaking in a 1 in 100 year monsoonal rainfall here in Northern Queensland in February. Perhaps not what we had in mind when we thought, “Lets go see more of Australia”. But hey, it is all part of the experience. What it has allowed us to do is sit back and catch up on planning and paperwork for upcoming trips and once again take time to notice the amazing nature all-around us in our own backyard. Watching the antics of the Willie wagtail, above, as it tried to cope with the rain just made us happy to be in a position that we did not feel we had to head out and see the sights no matter what because we only had one or two weeks of holidays to enjoy our destination. This is one of the many serendipities of a house sitting lifestyle.