August fun is drawing to a close

The Darwin Festival finished on Sunday with a performance of Dirtsong. I’ve written about it over my Tropical Territory blog if you’d like to read about it.

There’s no more Spiegeltent and no more twinkling lights in the trees. The food stalls with their delicious food have packed up and we’ll all be back to visiting the markets or getting take-away. .

The NT election is a done deal and there is a new government in place, largely due to the vote of Indigenous people in the bush.

Operation Pitch Black is over but there are still a few Top Guns buzzing the skies.

The humidity is rising daily and we are all too well aware of the coming months of the Build Up in the Top End.

The Open Gardens have another month to run and by then I’ll be only too keen to retreat behind the air-conditioning and do more family history research.