Not so recently ago, I wrote a post about What I Like About Winter. Well I got over that real quick as all the downfalls of winter started getting me down. I’m talking constant rain, and colds (both weather and sickness related). September is officially the beginning of Spring for us on this side of the world. So while my blogging buddies on the other side are either happy or disappointed with entering the colder season, I will be looking forward to the warmth!
Here’s what I’m excited about for the next season!
You guys know this already. I’m sick of days where the highest the temperature can get to is 12 degrees (53F for my American readers). Give me back the sun please (although knowing me, I’ll regret this in summer, and it doesn’t even get higher than 25C/77F degrees here).
Slightly related to the previous one, but winter means shorter days. Literally. The sun was setting by 5.30 pm most days, so I was leaving home in the dark, and arriving home in the dark. I don’t even live that far from my work. I’m looking forward to longer days.
I expect an explosion of colour. I doubt it will all happen at once, but it’s getting a little sad seeing all these naked trees everywhere. Bring back all the lush green and colourful flowers. I plan to go back to the Botanical Gardens sometime in Spring and seeing all the pretty things everywhere.
Fruit in winter is limited. I don’t mind kiwis, apples and oranges, but I want strawberries!! Also watermelon, and mangos, although I think I still have to wait till summer for those.
Okay, as a self confessed cardigan addict, I am a huge fan of layers. I will still wear cardigans in spring, but hopefully I won’t need to throw on a massive coat on top of it. It’s also an opportunity to wear shorts, skirts and dresses without tights underneath! Also, we can remove the super thick blanket from our bed, so that’s good too.
On another note, I’m also excited for a few more things coming up that aren’t weather related. We’ll be moving and setting up our new home. We’re going up to Auckland for a mini holiday and to attend my sister’s wedding. It’s Rory’s birthday coming up in October. After spring of course is summer which brings even more festivities! My birthday, our 6th year dating anniversary, Christmas, and New Years to name a few.
That’s the main ones for now. I am very excited that it’s officially spring and I have already yelled at the frost this morning, because it’s wrong. It should have already left, doesn’t it know that it’s SPRING (sorry for yelling).
How are you guys feeling about the season change? Are you heading into warmer or cooler weather? Let me know!