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Winter warmers.

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Some light snow on the mountains during the previous cold spell we had.

We’ve had 2 beautiful, mild, spring-like days, but the wind is starting to blow seriously now, and I’m sure the promised cold front is on its way. The possibility of 2 or 3 very cold days does not faze me, I love the cold weather!

Along with the cold weather, I also love food that most people consider perfect for cold weather – hearty stews andย  heavy, veggie- and-meat laden soups! Even thinking about cold wind howling outside, a huge pot of stew on the stove, and a warm, comfy lounge and some blankets for extra cosiness, makes my heart warm… Throw in some knitting and a soppy TV show/movie, and you’ve got perfection!

I also love winter clothes. Jackets. Boots. Scarves. Hand knitted sweaters and cardigans. Crochet afghans. It is ironic that I live in a country where winter is only 3 months long, and also very mild, compared to most other countries.

I know most people hate winter. I cannot quite understand that, as it really is an essential part of the cycles of life and nature, so rather than hating it, why not make it easier on yourself and embrace it? There are just soooooo many ways in which you can make yourself comfortable in the cold. And after all, you can pile on the clothes to make yourself warm, but in the heat, even if you strip down to bare essentials, it doesn’t help to cool down – not where we are, anyway!

Like comedian Billy Connolly says – ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes!’ ๐Ÿ˜€

I have yet to decide what we’re having for dinner tonight, but I do know that if the cold front is in full swing by tomorrow, as promised, dinner will be something warm and filling and comforting…

(I wonder if psychologists have figured out people’s personalities by the season they prefer yet?)

Until next time, stay safe! ๐Ÿ™‚

Musings about feelings…

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My back garden.

It is mid -winter here in South Africa.

In general, winter has not been too cold, except for a week here andย  a few days there, which has been icy cold. At the moment it is cold inside, but divine weather outside, so here I am, sitting with my back warming in the sun, listening to birdsong, enjoying the outdoors while writing my post. (My view from where I’m sitting. ^^)

I have to admit I am disappointed in the fact that things seem to be very slow here in blog country, I expected it to be as lively as it was 2 years ago, but there you go – the only constant in life is change!!!

So, I’m going to give it a while and see how things go. I do enjoy interaction with other people. I am definitely not only writing here for my own enjoyment, I am telling you some things that I think about and feel, and it would be wonderful to get some feedback on how you see things. You are, of course, welcome to have different opinions, please never agree with me because you feel it’s the right thing to do, or ignore my post because you do not agree with me. Tell me. I like some healthy debate!

I do feel there are way too much ‘political correctness’ these days – everybody gets hurt and feels insulted by everything other people say, and most of the times, it is only because other people see things differently, which they are allowed to, as far as I’m concerned. And everybody is so very very careful of what they say and how they say it… My goodness, it is starting to be a bit ridiculous out there. So feel comfortable with disagreeing with me!

While I’m waiting for some response, I am going to do some knitting, and then pour myself a glass of wine and just sit back and relax…

Until next time, blog friends! ๐Ÿ™‚