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Small Talk with this month’s interviewees chatting about Summer in Australia!

 

Donna

Donna Gallagher

What’s a typical summer day for you?
Every day starts off the same for me regardless of the season. I meet my friends for a morning cup of coffee. Summer we sit outside the café and fight off the flies. I also get to go topless…my car of course, I have a convertible.

Do you have a favourite summer tradition?
Sunday Family Barbeque. My boys are grown and lead their own lives. After my husband and sons got together last Father’s Day and built a fabulous outdoor entertaining area we all decided to invoke a family rule that every Sunday is family BBQ night – There has to be a VERY good reason to miss it. So far attendance records have been very positive 😉

What’s the essential ingredients for a perfect summer day?
Air conditioning! And a nice cold glass of beer in the afternoon.

The greatest thing about an Aussie summer is…
Cricket season starts. I especially love going to the 20/20 games. Go Sydney Sixers! I also get to spend more time on our boat. Sometimes we don’t even leave the marina, hubby and I just take some bubbly and prawns down and spend time together – he’s a keeper he peels my prawns for me 😉

Your best summer survival tip?
Air conditioning – but then I would say that it’s the family business. Other tips, don’t forget the sunscreen and insect repellent. I’ve also found I need a really big hat, if I want to sit outside and read, using my phone or IPad. And if all else fails I remind myself that footy season isn’t too far away.

 

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Cathryn

Cathryn Hein

What’s a typical summer day for you?
During holidays, a typical day would involve either a round of golf or a venture off somewhere gorgeous for an al fresco lunch, preferably featuring lots of beautiful fresh Australian seafood. And wine. Mustn’t forget the wine! If I’m not on holidays, then it’s a normal work day in the office, sweating over my keyboard.

Do you have a favourite summer tradition?
Not really. Although I do tend to eat a lot of seafood! I also make a lot of salads and hot ‘n spicy Asian dishes. They’re so perfect for the weather.

What’s the essential ingredients for a perfect summer day?
Sunscreen. I’m fair and freckly and burn the moment I step outside so sunscreen is an absolute must. But for a summer day to be truly perfect it must include the people you love. What’s life without them?

The greatest thing about an Aussie summer is…
The delicious warmth. I have zero cold tolerance these days and adore all those hot bright days. Plus it gives me an excuse to eat and drink too much and then wear it all off playing lots of golf. Yes, I have a one track mind, or is that two? Three? Food, wine, golf…

Your best summer survival tip?
Wear sunscreen! And a hat! Otherwise find time to relax and flop around doing nothing, preferably with a book. Feed your soul with good friends, family, great food. This is your down time, make the most of it.

 

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Sami Lee

What’s a typical summer day for you?
I live in Queensland so our days tend to start hot and sunny and end up stormy and humid. We’re lucky enough to have a pool at home so we make use of that a lot during summer. The kids have become such great little swimmers!

Do you have a favourite summer tradition?
I spoke about storms already, but I have to mention them again because I love them. Not when they’re causing floods mind you, but when you can sit out under your back pergola with a chilled beer in hand, watch the lightning, smell the rain and feel how it cools the air after a sweltering day. That’s my summer tradition 🙂

What’s the essential ingredients for a perfect summer day?
As long as there’s some cool water nearby, a cold drink and no work to do so I can read, I’m in heaven

The greatest thing about an Aussie summer is…
Never having to take too long to get dressed. One layer only required 🙂

Your best summer survival tip?
Ceiling fans. Install ceiling fans! In our previous house my husband and I had on pedestal fan that oscillated limply and did little to cool anyone. When we bought our house we inherited ceiling fans. I have no idea how I survived without them before.

 

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