Take me back to the summer days!
Christmas, hot chocolate, blankets, warm baths, watching movies every night guilt-free; these are some good things that winter brings. But generally, I really do not enjoy this season!!
The hours pass by in a cold and windy flurry, its dark before you've even properly woken up. Your energy is sapped by the lack of Vitamin D, your hands get dry from the cold, you are drawn to all those unhealthy foods that warm you up, and you can end up a tad down when the days all merge into one dark and dull blur.
A snow-covered house with Christmas lights blinking can look magical, but Winter is harsh on you, in many ways.
Maybe I sound like a huge Debbie-Downer, but it's just how Winter makes me feel. I do enjoy some aspects, but given a choice, I'd choose Summer to be the year-round season.
Not only does the sun have major health benefits, encouraging a happier mood, more energy and staving off depression for those who suffer it, but it encourages you to get out and about. It's hard to ignore the pull of the warm weather, and so you forego the telly/laptop routine and make the most of what the world has to offer.
When its sunny, the days are long and warm, the sea shines, the world looks cleaner somehow.
A breeze is welcome, and cooler evenings in the garden revelled in. When it does get dark, you enjoy your well-earned sleep, having not spent the day languishing in gloomy weather.
BBQ's with friends, hanging at the beach, going for walks at 8'o'clock at night. Sun-kissed and warm, summer days are the most freeing and fun.
It was a long, hot one in England this year and I mistakenly believed that I was looking forward to curling up in my bed hiding from the cold, and wearing my warmest pyjama's, yet here is the Winter, and it's not as romantic as I envisioned it.
Australia here we come!
I guess it's a good thing that in under 4 months, we will be leaving for a warmer climate, where I can return to that summer feeling!
But it's wrong to wish time away isn't it? Every season has its beauty, every weather can be enjoyable, if you make it so.
There's no denying how fun this time of year can be too. Parties leading up to Christmas, cosy cuddles, sampling goodies at the local Christmas market, making presents for your beloved. I suppose it's all about balance, you need these colder, darker months to truly appreciate the brighter ones.
Meanwhile, we will keep plugging on, trying to save as much money as possible, making the most of time with family and friends. I can't wait for Christmas, but once that's done, the countdown to Oz really begins!
It won't be easy to fend off the gloomy mood this season tends to bring at first, but wrapping up in your softest scarf and comfy wellie's, heading for a relaxed walk through an orange and red leafy forest, sounds like a pretty good way to enjoy the beauty that can still be found outside.
Tis the season to TRY-REALLY-HARD to be jolly, after all! :)
We are Taran & Hannah from the South of England. After meeting online, we realized our mutual passion for travelling. Follow us, as we prepare to travel the world and set off on little more than our wits and a few £s, and maybe get inspired to see a little more of the world as well.