I must be missing my beloved hiking tent, because I saw this teepee in Sydney’s Koskela, when I was putting Kitchen by Mike through its paces (big thumbs up to the chorizo and chick pea stew and the pizza), and thought, “I must have one.”

The basic concept is so gorgeously simple, four sticks and a wrap of fabric, but summer is coming (oh, yes it is) and it’s time for cowboys and indians in the back yard. Or just massive floor cushions, a carpet and a jug of something with lots of ice and mint in it.

After four days of blue-sky days in Sydney, I can believe that Melbourne is soon to be similarly blessed by the weather gods.