Winter can be a dreary season for some, with cold, rainy days keeping us indoors and outings being thwarted by wet & windy weather. The garden is hibernating, and I often feel like doing so too! But I love the changing seasons in southern Australia, with something happening in every month. Variety is certainly the spice of life for me!
My children and I went on a little adventure to India several years ago, living in a beautiful area in the Palani mountains in the state of Tamil Nadu. The weather was so close to perfect; balmy days with cool mornings, gentle breezes and a slight night chill. Rain fell for half the year, as exciting monsoonal downpours. It was like spring and autumn all year round. The only drawback was the lack of variety. By the time we left, I was longing for a really cold winter where I could snuggle up under my doona with a hot water bottle, and feel the chill on my face.