Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail!
We are really into the thick of it now. Short, dark, cold days with sparkling frost covering the lawn as well any little leaves that are brave enough to still be attached to brown, dry branches! Duvets and soft blankets - good books and hot chocolate - snuggling on the sofa watching old movies! These are my favourite things about winter! Although we live in Africa, it's not all sunshine and roses! It DOES get cold here, VERY cold, only its supposed to be dry in Gauteng! Our houses aren't equipped for the cold, so we have no central heating in our homes and no double glazing. Sometimes, if there's a little bit of sun outside, it's warmer in the sun than in the house! We have a gas heater burning in the living area of our house and oil heaters which we leave on in the bedrooms! Hot baths and jarmies with big fluffly robes! That's how we keep warm on a winters night! But ... it's time, it's time for the cold chills and killing off of bugs and germs that multiply during our hot summers! It's time for the lawn to die down, so that in the spring it will grow back with a vengenance - green and new! It's time for the earth to become so cold, that the bulbs break through in spring time, stretching towards the sky for warmth and bringing with them the bright spring colours! It's time to be cold and I really am trying to enjoy it!