It is one of the first truly cold weekends we have had here in Brisbane, as winter finally prepares to creep its head out from behind the sunshine. As I write this post I am sitting comfortably in my trackies (aka sweatpants), wearing warm socks, and wrapped in a knitted blanket – I am loving it! Winter is my favourite season, we really only get two seasons in Queensland, Summer and Winter, and our winters are very mild compared to those in the Northern Hemisphere.
We are very dramatic about the cold here in Queensland, as soon as the temperature heads under 20 degrees we have our cardigans out. I know in other parts of the world the Winter is cold and wet, but our winters are cold, dry and sunny. Our nights are cold but our days can be full of sunshine, and even still get too warm to wear a jumpers on select days… in comparison our summers do drag on forever and it feels like there is no escape from the heat except to flock to the beach, which is probably why our winters are so welcomed when you start to feel it. With winter finally arriving, I am excited to get my winter clothes out of the cupboard and really enjoy the cool change. There is something wonderful about getting all rugged up on the couch wearing an oversized sweater, with a warm cup of tea or a bowl of warm stew in your hands that makes me truly happy.
This year I will be enjoying two winters because in December Nick and I will be jetting off to Iceland and Europe for our very own White Christmas. I cannot wait, as I love the snow and I love the vibe of being able to celebrate Christmas surrounded by snow, cups of tea, fireplaces, and warm winter stockings. I have already started my winter shopping scoring some snow boots recently at the local thrift store (what are the chances of them being in my size, it was like they were waiting for me). Aldi also had its famous Aldi Ski Sale where I secured some Merino thermal underwear and a waterproof jacket at a bargain price. We will be off chasing the Northern Light (Aurora Borealis) so make sure you are following me on Instagram so that you don’t miss a moment of the excitement, or subscribe to the blog for upcoming travel posts.
I know my Northern friends are heading into their summer, and after a cold winter, I am sure their sentiment are possibly very similar to my own. First of June is only days away, and with it I look forward to welcoming the cooler weather. Bring on the tights, thick socks, and warm boots. Bring on the cold nights and warm hearty meals. Bring on all the tea I can consume. Bring on knitted blankets and Game of Thrones. Bring on Winter!
To all the Aussies reading this post… I hope you have a magical Winter, full of warm treats and nights cuddled up on the couch with a blanket and warm cuppa tea.