Thursday, August 9, 2018

Day 3214 - 30 things to love about winter

Winter is my least favourite season, but there's always something to love.

What I really wanted to write up there in the title is "I hate winter" but "hate" is a strong word and once you've stated it, it can fester.  So I'm not hating winter.  Let's just say, I'm REALLY looking forward to spring.

Anywho, as I sit here in my onesie and slippers eating my porridge and drinking tea, willing this final month of winter to speed up, I thought I'd try and look at the bright side. 

There is plenty to love about winter!

She says as she stares blankly into space drumming her fingers on the desk in a moment of total mind blank ...  

What do I love about winter?  

Google! I'll ask Google.  "Things to love about winter" ... 

OK, got it ... oh look ... perhaps winter isn't so bad after all ... so much to love ...

Hang on ... this is all written in the Northern Hemisphere where they get Christmas and carols and snow to love ... I don't have that.  

Dig deeper Leanne, dig deeper ... 

OK, got it. Here goes!

30 Things to love about winter:

  1. Porridge
  2. Tea
  3. Flannel PJs
  4. Bed
  5. Scarves
  6. Coats
  7. Boots
  8. Ugg boots
  9. Fireplaces
  10. Hot tubs
  11. Crisp clean air
  12. Casseroles and comfort food 
  13. Big fluffy socks
  14. Hiding the effects of comfort food under big jumpers/sweaters
  15. Doonas
  16. Books
  17. Word games
  18. Wild Turkey American Honey on the rocks before bed (make that IN bed)
  19. TV
  20. Long walks with no sweat
  21. Thermal underwear
  22. Leggings
  23. Soccer
  24. Blue skies
  25. Winter sun streaming through the windows right where you sit
  26. Couch time
  27. Doona days
  28. Occasionally seeing snow on the mountains in the distance from my desk 
  29. Knowing I could go to the mountains and ski if I ever wanted to ski
  30. Knowing that winter doesn't last forever and spring will come soon enough

What do you love about winter?

What would you add to this list? 

Who else can't wait for spring? 

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  1. Reading my book by the fire...And I wish it would rain for the farmers.

  2. We've so enjoyed our winter road-trip - open fires, beanies and gloves, and frosty mornings. The best bit, though, has been the clarity of the blue skies - in winter there's none of the summer haze washing out the colours.

  3. Hmmm ... Winter is my least favourite season too but winter comfort food is appealing! And I love sitting by a fire with a good book and a glass of red!


  4. I do feel this same way towards the end of winter. Yet I'm not sure I'd be happy with only summers either. At this time of my life I still like the variety. Besides, how else would I wear all the sweaters I've knitted??
    And I'm trying hard to change my perspective and make each day a great one. So I LOVE your list!!

  5. I am like Lydia, rain please! We are now 100% drought in NSW. I don't mind Winter. It's the unrelenting heat of summer days over 35 degrees I wish away! Denyse x

  6. I love winter even if it is cold, Leanne but in Brisbane, I love it because the days are sunny and so clear. Although is saying that, I feel for the farmers as we are 54.5% in drought in Qld and NSW just hit 100%. Winter in my dreams is cozy firesides, a glass of red and a good book, spending time with my husband on weekend getaways. I also love winter clothes but don't get to wear them often as Brisbane is so mild.

  7. I will stand close to an exit as I say this, but I LOVE WINTER!! However, I live in Brisbane and our winter's are pretty mild. Canberra's winters are very different! But yes I do love winter because it is respite from the humidity and heat that we endure here for most of the year and it offers a chance to wear different clothes that actually are comfortable with no sweaty bits and I love doonas and slow cooker soups and stews and getting away to the mountains and a cottage with a fireplace (must do this soon before the heat returns) and yep - I even love the cold, crisp air of winter. Annnnd....just before I bolt out the door to safety .... please slow down winter ... I'm not ready for the heat again just yet! Nice chatting ... ciao! lol #TeamLovinLife

  8. I like the four seasons, and being in the Northern Hemisphere, from late November to first week of January, it's very festive unlike any other month in the year.

  9. I don't like winter either. The cold makes me sad. I need the sun on my skin. But writing a list like this has inspired me to do the same.

  10. So there are thing to love about winter after all! I would add to that list, sitting inside crafting, a hot bowls of soup in front of the fire. My favourite time is spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom. It has been a cold wet July here, and next year I am planning to go north during July. Have a great week, and thank you again for the link up.

  11. Well done on coming up with THIRTY reasons to love Winter - and they were all actually good reasons that didn't sound like you were scraping the bottom of the barrel. I'm with you on looking forward to Spring (we've had 2 weeks of constant rain and I'm pretty much over it!)

  12. I've learned to love winter over the years, for many of the reasons already mentioned on your list, Leanne. My greatest hits of this winter have been thermals and brushed fleece running tights! I've also worn lined leather gloves and a beanie for the first time in a Sydney winter.

    But yes, bring on spring summer!

    SSG xxx

  13. Definitely #14 for me! Yes I don't mind winter as my hair is more under control, rather than a frizzy mess! #TeamLovinLife

  14. I'm in the Northern hemisphere and my hubby hates winter. Me... I love cuddling under a cushy blanket to read a book, I love the look of freshly fallen snow, I love homemade soup or stew with fresh crunchy bread, I love hot chocolate doused with some peppermint schnapps, and I love those cold, crisp days with mummy blue skies. But I can't say any of that to hubby as he grumbles about the cold and the ice. For him, we're contemplating becoming "snow birds"... a US term meaning heading south for the winter!

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