Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Heeeeeerrrrreeee's winter!

Just last weekend, Wavey and I were doing outdoor jobs in a teeshirt and vest-top respectively and today? Well today it was -1c on the car. Say what? Did we miss Autumn out? I know I remember watching the leaves on the trees outside turn from green to golden orange and red and now nothing, but I didn't suspect Winter would come upon us so quickly. It's such an essentially British thing, to complain about the weather. So I'm not going to do that. I'm simply reporting that chuff me, it's COLD! And I had to get out my winter coat, my pashmina scarves and my new pink gloves, armed and ready to face it head on!

For all, sheesh it's cold statements though, I have to say I love Winter. I truly do. You can see some beautiful scenery as you're driving/walking/public transporting to work. Yesterday as I was driving I was spending more time admiring the frosty fields and gorgeous orange and pink hued sky than I was watching the cars in front (note to self: not good plan). And I love all the clothing paraphernalia that comes with cold weather, cosy scarves, funky hats, gloves in every colour of the rainbow, thick socks, chunky boots...

Because I love it so I'm going to do a list of what I love best and then I'd like you dear readers to add your comments below of what you love/loathe about the coldest season of all. Okay? Here we go then:

1. Cooking up soup every Sunday to enjoy with crusty bread
2. Sitting by the roaring open fire snuggled up with Wavey
3. Sunday afternoons curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot choc and a good book
4. Weekend walks that turn your cheeks rosy
5. Room temperature red wine to give you that cosy glow
6. Christmas!
7. Sparkley frosty fields
8. Snow! Well you never know...
9. Winter food like casseroles and mash and gravy and all things carbohydrate-tastic
10. Snuggling up in a warm duvet when it's freezing outside

And now for the things I don't like:
1. Public transport woes - happens every winter, this morning I waited 20 minutes for a bus, missed my train so had to wait a further 15 minutes for the next one in a freezing cold waiting room and then the 15 minute walk from the station to work in a freezing drizzly rain, nasty!
2. Being cold at work - every year the same. Layers are the key to surviving
3. Sleet - the very thought of it chills me to the bone

That's as many as I can think of for now. I'm sure there's more in both categories. Over to you...


wavey said...

OK .. I can understand the soup and the open fire and wine and xmas ... but you can't beat a cup of Bovril at half-time during a football match !!!

Huw said...

I'm not sure how, but the moment it started becoming a bit chilly in the mornings, the 8:04 started to be consistently five minutes late, having run perfectly to time throughout the summer.

jillybean said...

I've got to admit i prefer winter to summer - you know i don't like showing any flesh! Plus the bonus about cold weather is my complexion always gets better my pores look smaller and if i spend long enough in the cold (like waiting for a bus in the snow for an hour) i end up glowing! glowing i tellsya!

I'm thinking about ear warmers this year - yes i'm considering them but purely because R says i look cute in them :D !

I've got to admit i am a little worried about surviving this winter - i live on a slightly steep bank (thankfully not too far up) and i have visions of me rolling down this bank like a roly poly after slipping on some frost,ice,snow,etc.