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Sunday, 5 June 2016


I'm not so much a winter person, but I don't mind when it does hit, rugging up and strolling around in the nippy air. I often plan a few school holiday overnight trips to do just that, in the mountains or snow festivals, and get the kids outdoors and exercising. For Sydneysiders, it means three weeks of VIVID, so that has to be the best thing about winter for me, for the last eight years.

I do love Melbourne in the winter, but that's mainly for the footy season, rather than the cold.

On the other hand, ask me about snow! There's something so magical about snow. It's like being transported to another world, even if only after a brief dusting.

But the damaging storms yesterday, that I could do without. Whether they were winter related or our newly changed climate, I'm not sure. I hope all of you managed to escape flooding and have your power. I hope there was not too much damage.

However, winter can cause an already fragile mood to swiftly descend into melancholy, so get your exercise, and take good care of yourself. Maybe try to show a little more kindness to others, as you don't know where on the precipice they might be standing. As the Japanese proverb says 'One kind word can warm three winter months'.

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  1. I'd never heard that saying before but it is so lovely. Vivid is fun. when I lived in Sydney I ventured in twice. Nice to cheer up the winter dark that way!

  2. I can't believe I live in Sydney, but I've never been to VIVID. I know. I'm pathetic. I've also never seen snow. I think I need to get out more. Nice proverb.

  3. Would love to head to Sydney for Vivid one year but it never seems to work out. There was fake snow at the Disney on Ice show I went to over the long weekend and it has me dreaming of a white Christmas.

  4. I want to get to Vivid - I will have to plan for next year now but it does look like something worth making the effort to get to.

  5. I've seen the photos of VIVID and I definitely want to go!! It just looks so magical!

  6. I went to Vivid last year and enjoyed it. Going to see if I can go this weekend. Not a fan of winter though...