Winter arrived on 8 June
Imagine getting out of bed as usual and feeling a little chilly but actually not really cold. Imagine you can walk around in your T-shirt and shorts the whole of May and not be bothered with the weather. I was thinking that winter is late this year and that June is going to be a breeze.
Think and imagine again, that is not going to happen. It was one early morning, to be precise, 8 June – we got out of bed and my husband said, “Please bring more blankets, I am cold at night.” I walked out of the house with him to his car parked next to the house. The car is covered in ice; he gets into the car and lowers the driver side window, ice sitting in the window. As we said goodbye, I could feel the ice chilling factor of cold air creeping up my legs into my warm pajamas. Brr, its cold this morning, I thought. “Elsa” from Frozen has let her hand move over our little town.
The kids are ready and as we drive to school we watch how the temperatures start too plummet – as I drive into the school yard, the temperature is sitting on *0.5-. Poor little kids – they are going to freeze their little butts off today.
The verdict is out! It is officially winter; you can go to your closets and take out your warm jackets, gloves, hats and scarves. This is going to be a cold winter.
As we celebrate winter, we start our evenings with lovely soups, thick chunky vegetables and chunks of meat and toast. Somehow I feel that winter isn’t winter if you aren’t enjoying something warm like soup with white bread. Sitting around the TV with a nice warm blanket covering our legs, yep its official – winter is here!
Don’t get the cold shoulder because you didn’t arrange decent Insurance cover!
Author: Yvette van Niekerk
Short bio: The author contributes articles to websites as a guest writer and specializes in blogging with the main focus on Christian, spiritual enrichment and encouragement based on her personal relationship with the Lord.