Where is Winter?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014



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Let's be honest, I'm probably going to be very much on my own when I say this but where is winter!?! I mean surely mid November calls for something more in the way of a chill right now?

At the start of September everyone was all about autumn. Now don't get me wrong I love autumn as much as the next blogger, and I know technically November is still autumn, but I'm all about the extremes. I'm the girl with my nose pressed to the glass in awe in the midst of a hail storm; I like to go the the highest point to watch a storm rolling in, and at the first sign of a snowflake I'm out there in my wellies, face up to the sky, gloved hands wide open in welcome. Everyone always thinks it's strange that I like the colder months. I love the hot weather just as much, but for me it's got to be one or the other. Basically I either want to be wearing a bikini, or I want to be donning a coat, hat, scarf and gloves. Currently our weather is just, well, bleurgh!

I'm a bit of a weather freak. I always check the weather every morning, and at the start of every week I check the long range weather for the month. In the run up to a big event I can be checking it two or three times a day! Strangely, in the run up to the wedding I curbed my habit as basically I knew I had no control over it so there was no use stressing about it, but normally I like to know what's coming.

Right now everything seems so grey and miserable and a bit soggy really. I don't mind fog. Fog adds another dimension to grey and damp.

Some of you probably think I'm crackers for wanting Jack Frost to hurry his little self up, but honestly, winter is so beautiful! You've only got to look at these pictures. I'm not even talking a white Christmas just a hint of a frost and that chill where you can see your breath in front of your face. Does anyone else remember bonfire nights like this? Holding your sparkler with your gloves, warming your red nose by standing near the fire? In comparison our bonfire night this year was positively balmy!

I currently have a wardrobe full of big snuggly jumpers, scarfs, boots, gloves and hats all eagerly awaiting the day that they will get pulled from the wardrobe. Don't get me wrong, some have fell lucky, but my poor gloves and bobble hat are feeling rather sorry for themselves.

So come on Mother Nature, I'm quite frankly fed up of rain and I'm longing for clear blue skies and crisp winter mornings!

Am I the only one wishing that the cold weather was here?


  1. Winter is currently busy burying Buffalo NY

  2. Winter is lovely. I'm in Australia so we are gearing up for the heat...and boy does it get hot! I'm not a fan of the hot weather and we have a limited air conditioner, which is a bit of a pain! I'm like you...checking the long range forecast during summer because I need to see when the cool change is coming!

  3. I'm kind of the opposite, I like mild weather. I mean, I prefer cooler months but I love autumn where it's bright outside but there's a chill in the air. Where the weather is cool, but a woolly jumper or cardigan will suffice.

    I don't like dull rainy days though. Come to think of it, we haven't had a freezing winter in a while now. At least, not in the south.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

  4. I think America is currently getting everyone's snow. I'm annoyed, I watn winter!!

  5. You are certainly not alone in loving winter! It's my favourite season, so much so that I am getting married in November next year, and calling it a winter wedding. Keeping everything crossed for snow, but I doubt we'll get it.

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench


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