Jul 31, 2017

Life This Week 31/7/2017: Winter.

Winter, it's always a been a bit love/hate/love between us, hasn't it?  I love that your crisp mornings and sunrises are so beautiful but I hate that those same mornings make it so hard to find my get up and go from under my doona and then I'm back to loving you because when I finally get dressed for work, it's all about dark layers and makeup (neither of which would stand a chance on a summer's day).

In the spirit of feeling the love, I'm just going to focus on what I adore about you today.

Little getaways to The Snow.

Puffer jackets and vests. One day I'll step out of my comfort zone and wear one that isn't black.

My trusty heater that keeps the open plan bit of our house so toasty.

What the world looks like when I gaze upwards.  Haunting bare branched trees, moody grey blue skies. That feeling of hibernation and energy conservation before spring bursts on the scene with her blooming and blossoming magic.

Ugg boots.  Enough said.

Faux fur gilets.  Ditto.

Wearing thermals under everything in broad daylight and in public.  I love that my favourite pairs of mum jeans comfortably accommodate my thermal leggings, they're that stretched and baggy.  Winter is all about crimes against fashion in the name of staying warm.

The food of winter is also worth mentioning.  It's birthday and event central for me over winter so there's usually something gloriously calorific sitting in the fridge.

Happiness is indeed a large mug of soup on a cold winter's day.  Home made soup and buttered toast has been my default Monday night dinner for most of the winter.

But it's not been all hibernation and comfort eating this winter.  The city and local hubs around Sydney have hosted an array of winter festivals in recent months.  We only made it to Vivid in the city this year but I'm hoping we can visit more next winter.  It's really lovely being able to explore a familiar place after dark and somehow, doing so in winter adds a sense of adventure to the occasion.

Winter. What do you love or loathe?


  1. Jealous of the trips to the snow - no snow for us this year (except the Hunter Valley Gardens Snowtime....)

  2. Puffer jackets from Uniqlo! Getting out of bed in the mornings is tough in winter, but soon it'll be spring and the air will be warm and the sun will be sunny!

  3. Oh I love all of your photos and wish Brisbane got really cold so I could wear jackets and coats and boots. Today is 26C so its t-shirt weather LOL:) Have a great week!

  4. Oh your UGGs are so cute with the little snowflakes!

  5. I prefer the warmer months as long as it isn't too hot.

  6. I do like the ability to layer in winter, and I love getting all my scarves out :) But those cold mornings i could do without, haha!

  7. I love the chance to actually wear sleeves haha

  8. So many good things about Winter there from you! I used to go to the snow 'in the olden days' i.e. before I got married! Liked the contrast between usual life in winter and the snow atmosphere both day and night. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 29/52. Next week: Birth Order.

  9. I seriously love winter!! The snow, soup and snuggling down with a great book just makes it so much better!!


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