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The painted timber buildings are lovely but their is a downside in Queensland's sunny climate.

By the way the nights continued quite cold and frosty but the days were nice rising to 16-17C.  Just our luck for Queensland to be having a cold snap.  Where were the 20C days we were expecting?

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  1. You have had to go further north for that this year I'm afraid. Even the gulf had 10C nights.

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  2. You have had to go further north for that this year I'm afraid. Even the gulf had 10C nights.

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  3. You tell me. We've had to have the air conditioning on to warm us and then it decided to die. Still waiting for a replacement. Our timber house needs a coat of timber stain but it doesn't look as shabby as when paint deteriorates.

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    1. It was 5 degrees when we were out and about today so relatively the time in Queensland was warm.

      Let's look at the upside, the paintwork on our house might last longer.

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  4. Haha, the 20+C Degree days are all over here on the West side!! 27 today in Carnarvon!! Loving your Queensland series - it's bringing back good memories!

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  5. Amazing what the sun can do, isn't it?

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