With the level 2 restrictions I was able to return to my flat in Dunedin. My freezing cold flat….
It’s so cold, that when you walk in, it’s colder inside than it is outside. It’s almost like opening the fridge door. And it’s not even winter yet.
Despite it still being autumn, this past week Kiwis have been waking to freezing temperatures. The coldest was Waiouru, on -9C (yikes!) on Saturday morning. Dunedin Airport measured -5.5C and Hamilton was chilly at -1C.
|Fun Facts: |
June 1st marks the official start of winter.
Many people believe that the Earth is farthest from the sun in the winter. Although this makes sense, it’s not true. In the Northern Hemisphere, winter happens when Earth is closest to the sun- how weird!
The Earth’s tilted access causes the seasons. Throughout the year different parts of the earth receive the sun’s direct rays. For us in the Southern Hemisphere, winter happens when we are faced away from the sun and not receiving it’s rays.
Since I have been back in Dunedin, I have been trying to look at the positives of the colder weather.
I thought I would share them with you, in case you too are living somewhere that is getting chilly!
- There are no bugs: You have to worry that you may wake up and find yourself covered in mosquito bites. Bites that itch like crazy and consume your focus. There are no more flies, which means no fly poo on your food if you get distracted making a snack.
- Comfort Foods: Eating comfort food is basically mandatory. Have a hot chocolate, put marshmallows in it, and top it off with whip cream because it’s cold outside. Enjoy stews, roasts, pasta and countless other warm culinary delights. Cold weather is perfect for delicious, warm, stodgy meals.
- Guilt-Free Relaxing: as we approach winter, the days get shorter and we have more downtime spent inside. I know, a lot of people complain about the short days, but you know what? It’s actually a great excuse to be lazy. The winter is great for binging TV shows and new reading books, because, quite obviously, what else are you gonna do? Grab a blanket, something to entertain you, and relax.
Do you like cold weather? How cold is it where you live? Comment below