Yep, Australia! And cappuccino in Italy sounds great.
I have never seen real snow, only mushy stuff that wasn't very fun to slosh through. I hate being cold, so I'm content with pictures of snow.
The boys have just loved our 35+ C, thunderstormy weather. Sid was zipping around his tank like a maniac during the major thunder and lightning, to the point where I was concerned about him - but he was just being hyper silly. Even the much calmer Demyx was a little excitable and floofed around like mad.
My housemate - the one who commented that he hadn't thought of fish having personalities - got a lovely greeting after his weekend away. Sid had finally calmed down a bit and was loafing on his hammock as Daughter and I went about our doings - but when the housemate came in, Sid went silly again, zooming about, wiggling, flapping his fins madly at the front of the tank. I think he earned himself a few more endearment points, lol.
The rain has been really lovely, after days of muggy heat. The bromeliads are enjoying it too, all lined up in the garden outside to get a drink and a refreshing 'shower'.
I mentioned in the gardening thread that I was considering a return to carnivorous plants. They're pretty amazing, and quite addictive once you get the growing them successfully thing down pat. They're not as fussy as they seem at first - a bit like bettas, it gets simpler with time - and there's a terrarium idea I'd really love to try out.
I wish I'd taken pictures of my old 'mother sundew' - a drosera capensis which lived years past her prime, and grew so big that she needed several bamboo-stick supports for what became a very long 'trunk'. Her leaf span was probably a foot and a half wide, and the same high, and her flower stalks were spectacular. She finally passed away of old age, after providing everyone I knew and several plant stores with her many children. I've had many other 'pet plants' but she was my all time favourite.