Australians are known for being laid back people despite, or because of, living in an incredibly harsh environment. Not only are the weather and the animals tough, but so are the distances, financial taxes and the strange place names. All this gives you a thick skin and a high tolerance. So when others complain about the heat or the dangerous animals, Australians will just give a shrug. But these aren’t the only things that don’t faze us.
England announced a ‘heat wave’ of 35 degrees Celsius earlier this month. The average Australian laughed – we’re used to 10 degrees higher than that in the height of a southern summer! As well as no rain for years. 35 degrees would be quite nice.