Thursday, April 15, 2010

You know it's getting cold when...

You discover the cat sitting on top of the coffee machine after it has warmed up.

You change to duvet over to the goosedown one from the thin cotton blanket.

You realise your ugg boots from last year need to be replaced after the sole falls off one when you take it out of the cupboard.

You ask your husband to turn on the shower for you before you get out of bed so the water heats up sufficiently for you to run from the bed into the shower without having to wait in the freezing cold bathroom.

You get excited about things like soup, beef braises, hot chocolate and self saucing pudding.

I love this time of year. It's possibly my favourite season. The days are still sunny and reasonably warm while the mornings and evenings are cool and crisp. I love the crunch of the leaves underfoot. I love that the cats get snuggly and want to spend all their time in your lap (if the coffee machine isn't free, it seems!).

There's the promise of a new wardrobe of pretty cardigans, boots and woollen things after a summer of wearing clothes whose primary appeal is that they don't make you hot. I am far more attuned to winter fashion than summer clothes and I can't wait to start pulling my favourite coats and scarves out to wear.

If I had my way I'd love travelling places that are cold. I have always wanted to go to New York in Winter, the Christmas Markets in Austria, London in the snow. I don't ski and I don't actually like snow in practice (it's wet and really cold), but the romance of it all is what inspires me. I love the colours you get to wear when it gets cooler - the jewel tones, the berry reds. They are bolder, brighter.

Mr Kitty on the other hand can't think of anything worse than winter. He spends most of the season either traveling to warm climes or willing summer on. It's the reason he won't consider moving back to Melbourne with me (I maintain Melbourne is not really all that cold but he says it's too cold for him). It's funny that two similar people in so many ways would prefer such different climates!

What do you like about the changing of the seasons?



S said...

That picture is so adorable!! Oh I need a cat, I need a cat. Later this year I think (oh but then I'll miss the Winter cuddles.... hmmm). I think I will get a British Blue, so cute!

I'm a Winter girl too Kitty. Very much boots and coats and scarves. Everyone comments I look so much more 'me' in the photos from London all rugged up rather than at home, awkward and hot and yuck haha.

I loved getting my ugg boots out for the first time a few days ago, and I love snuggling up on the couch in front of a movie as opposed to avoiding all contact with furniture/blankets/another person when it's too hot.


Sydney Shop Girl said...

Hi Kitty
I hear you loud and clear re the changeing of the season. It never gets too freezing here but the change and its effect on the city is interesting.

I've gotten my uggs out but have yet to change over the doona.

Getting excited about the food too!

SSG xxx

WayneandFarrah said...

I LOVE winter, I love cuddles and a nice cup of tea by the wood fire.

I lived in France during winter and it was amazing, I remember having a nice hot coco outside of Sacre Coeur sitting on top of the hill and looking out to the city and wishing I could be in that moment forever. Bliss.

Faux Fuchsia said...

I am excited about liberating my winter clothes. I've missed them.

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Oh I am so glad other people are looking forward to the change in seasons the way I am!

S - everyone needs a cat! They are the best!

SSG - I agree, even though it doesn't get that cold here, the change is palpable.

Farrah - that sounds like such a beautiful memory and it is understandable it has stayed with you for a long time.

FF - Liberating clothes indeed! I can't wait to dust off the boots and the coats!

Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe so true, it's really changing now isn't it! I don't mind Autumn but Winter is a bit too cold for me. I have had dreams of chasing summers around the world! :P