Just before Halloween I went a little bit mad - my local supermarket was selling Halloween pumpkins, I bought seven. We didn't carve them for Halloween, and miraculously, a month and half later, in this high summer heat, they are as hale and whole as the day I brought them home. So we carved Christmas lanterns. Santa-lanterns? Ho. Ho. Ho.
I am an Australian architect, married to a Canadian who followed me home.
In September 2011 we relocated from rural South Australia to the bustling metropolis of Santiago, Chile, where it's warmer than Canada, but less insect-y than Australia.
How's that for a compromise?