The weather has been really weird and erratic but you can say that of almost any country anywhere these days. Today, weird weather hit a new high for me.
I walked out of my apartment, and the air smelled of smoke and the sky was grey in colour.
"What's this?" I said.
"Maybe someone doing a barbeque?" said Number Two.
"It would have to be one huge bbq," I replied.
I stood mesmerised as bits of ash floated around me. Scenes of armageddon flashed through my mind. No fire was in sight. For a fire to send that much smoke up in the air and not be anywhere nearby, it had to be one big fire, I thought.
I wondered if I should pack.
But everyone else was calm so I made my way to school.
Five minutes later, I had an alkaline taste on my tongue. It's still there.
Turns out it's the start of a week of controlled burning - where they burn forests to avoid forest fires.