Cazzie and I have just returned from a week at the Gold Coast, catching up with my son in Brisbane. We have been delighted by the lack of flies. It's such a joy to be out and about without all the arm-waving and buzzing around the face that are a feature of life in Adelaide.
Just need my daughter and granddaughter to move up there and we would be very tempted!
Does anybody know why the Gold Coast should be so free of the wretched things, and Adelaide so affected? We even went inland to the green and pleasant hinterland for a day, and again, no flies. Ditto in the Brisbane suburbs.
This was my 5th visit in 13 years, though only my 2nd outside of winter, and it has always been so.
Also, does anybody think that this is a very bad spring for the number of flies?
After 24 years in Adelaide, you'd think I would get used to it, but I'll always be a whinging pom in that respect!