Summer seems to have finally arrived (just the other day I was moaning about winter) with temperatures of 34 degrees today.
The downside is the number of flies that have appeared.
What is it with Australian flies?
When we arrived 5 years ago we thought OMG...the summer season was marked by loads of flies. Then for 4 years...not too bad.
I thing that this year is going to be a bad fly year!!!
What they don't tell you in the migration blurb is just how persistent Australian flies are. British flies...slight nuisance, land on your food, wipe their feet and move on.
We spent a long time in Africa and despite the images of African children with their faces covered with flies...the African flies would much rather land on your food, wipe their feet and move on.
In Australia...one fly can harrass you for an hour! It goes in your ear, in your eye, up your nose and often in your mouth! It never gives up and ignores your food as your face is much more fun!
Why is this? Where do they come from? What's their cycle...and what's your remedy to keep them at bay?
Does anyone know someone who hasn't eaten a fly???
For all new arrivals you will soon learn the "Aussie wave". This involves a frantic wafting of hands around the head.
Our windows and doors are fitted with fly screens for a reason!
There's always the iconic Aussie cork hat!
Enjoy your summer!