Hello! Now, I know that lots of you guys are currently getting into summer which I am sort of, totally jealous of, as we are just getting started into winter here in New Zealand.
So, I’ve decided to compile a list of things that I actually like about the colder weather seasons. There’s a lot I dislike too, but I’m doing my best to think positive even as I can’t feel my feet. I have come up with 10, which I will now list.
You get to wrap up in so many blankets. Just roll around and cocoon yourself and never leave their warmth
- Hot water bottles
It’s like hugging fire, but you don’t burn yourself (hopefully)
- Hot showers
In the summer I always take short showers as I just want to cool down. But there’s nothing like jumping into a scalding hot shower and just standing there for longer than you should cause it’s too warm to leave.
- Listening to rain
I love listening to rain, when I’m inside. Nice, cosy and warm inside listening to the sounds of rain. Especially when it starts pouring down! I don’t like being in that rain though. Ooh bonus points if it becomes a storm, so you get to listen to thunder too. Like this:
It’s so relaxing…
- Comfort foods
There’s a lot of comfort food I like. But in summer it feels too heavy. I’m talking mashed potatoes, lasagne, pumpkin soup, noodles, mac and cheese. I mean yes you can eat this in warmer weather, but for me it makes me feel weird and sluggish. Eating all this when its colder, I just feel warm and sleepy which is better.
- Hot chocolate with marshmallows
I’m not a fan of most hot drinks, but in winter, there’s something very satisfying about having a steaming mug of hot chocolate with some marshmallows!
- Sunny wintry days
I’m quite fond of the days where the sun does shine in the middle of winter, as it’s the perfect weather for going on hikes or walks. You don’t get sweaty or feel gross in the heat, because there is none. It’s just mild, which is lovely.
- Crunchy leaves
Okay, so this is more autumn than winter, but I did this the other day. We were walking on the street and we came across a massive pile of crunchy leaves on the ground. It was so satisfying to walk on every single one of them.
- Staying in
As a somewhat indoor person, I do feel like there’s less excuses not going out in summer. And yes, there’s lots of fun to be had outdoors and I do enjoy it, sometimes I just want to stay in. No one questions it in winter though, because it’s dark and the sun sets at 5pm, so no one blames you for wanting to stay in to watch tv or just play games.
You get to pile on layers and layers of clothes when it stars getting colder. Coats and Jackets! Cardigans! Woollen tights! Woollen skirt! Woollen socks! Wool in general! Thermals! Boots! Gloves! Scarves! To be honest, my closet always veers more towards colder weather.
These are things that I do like about winter and autumn. Sure it sucks seeing all my American and European online friends going on about beaches and summer trends when it’s only 10 degrees (50 Fahrenheit) right now as I type this, but soon winter will be passing, and I’ll get into the warmer seasons! Then we can swap, and you guys can have the cold ? Seriously though, as you guys melt and I freeze, maybe we can do some psychic thing and send each other our weather so we can meet in the middle.
All jokes aside, there are positives to each season, and sometimes making a list like this can really help 🙂