I absolutely adore Winter. It is my favourite time of year. Being able to wear coats, scarves and boots, snuggling up in front of the television with a blanket (and in my case always includes the cat), turning on the heater or sitting in front of an open fire and experiencing thick smog and rain. Coming from a city which turns on the coldest of cold in Winter, I always get excited when June comes around every year.
This year the Gold Coast has finally become the “Cold Coast”. In the 12 years that I lived in this wonderful city, I believe that this is the coldest Winter we have experienced so far. Most days are still sunny but come the afternoon the sun goes down and the cool air starts to hit like ice. Perfect! I get to put on my scarf and turn on the heater as I drive home from work 🙂
This week I was fortunate enough to visit Sydney and it put on the cold weather. The only issue with being in Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide cold people tend to turn on the central heating which means that you are in and out of cold especially if you are not in the one place all day. I found that one minute I was cold then warm then hot then cool then cold.
Yesterday morning it hit me. I was tired, I was irritable and by the afternoon my throat was dry and sore. From the lack of sleep, fast pace and excitement of it all the one negative aspect, in my view, of the cold finally caught up with me and now I have a cold 😦 and now the cold and flu tablets have become my best friend. Even though I kept the Husband awake last night with all “the unique little noises” I was making last night, I am still determined to kick it and enjoy my favourite time of year!
What is your favourite season of the year?