6 weeks here just didn't seem as daunting as 6 weeks in an English 'summer'. A good part of it has been taken up by Xmas and New Year and suddenly there's less than a month to go and I haven't started pulling my hair out... yet!
Kids are doing swimming lessons on the beach in the am and this seems to wear them out for the rest of the morning. They're quite happy to potter around the house avoiding the heat in the same way we used to avoid the rain, watching DVDs or playing on the Playstation.
There are loads of places to visit and we'll do some of them next week when we don't have swimming. Top of the list are Perth Zoo and SciTech. But it's so nice to do things for free and there's so much of that here, you don't feel like you're paying out all the time for indoor entertainment. No wonder people seem to have bigger families here! (Not me, I'm passed all that!!!)