Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursdays With Helen: Winter's Perks

It's winter here, and it's turning out to be a difficult one in terms of colds and flus.  Which is why I've been struggling to get any reading and blogging done.  I hope you will forgive me!

We've just succumbed to another round of colds - right after the last round.  And this time it's worse.  Add to that, my youngest has an ear infection and of course, she has to be cutting her molars right now.  Needless to say, I'm not getting much sleep!

Colds and flus are just one of the many reasons I don't like winter.

However, rather than focusing on my dislike of winter,  I've been trying to think about what I do like about it.  Here's the short list I've managed to scrape together:

  • No flies
  • No misquitoes
  • No ants
  • No mice
  • Snuggling up in bed with the kids and reading
Perhaps if I lived where there was snow, I could add that to the list.  But I don't :)

What do you like about winter? Help infuse me with some more positivity to get me through to the end of the season! (36 days and counting...)

Helen's favourite genre is historical fiction with a strong romantic element.  She also enjoys contemporary romance, chick-lit and YA.  She's not caught up in the spell of fantasy fiction, despite The Faraway Tree series being a strong influence in her childhood.

Helen is currently working on her first book, a Christian young adult novel set between two opposite but equally fascinating places in Australia.


  1. *No sweating!
    *Not having to use the Air Con and thereby saving $$
    *Different wardrobe to wear
    They're my winter perks! :) Hope you all get well quick Helen!

    1. Oh yes of course, Noela ... the no sweating thing is good :) And I have to admit, it is nice to put on a jacket for a change! Thanks for sharing your perks, and thanks for the get well wishes!

  2. I love the cold. Fresh wind on my face. Scarves round my neck. Hot soup. Snuggling under a doona with a good book. Hot water bottles at night. Brisk walks. The crunch of frost on the ground. Most people think I'm nuts. Liz Shelton

    1. Liz, thanks for stopping by and sharing your love of winter! I agree, the fresh wind on your face can be quite invigorating. And being able to eat hot soup is always a treat. I don't think you're nuts! I'm just down on winter particularly this year because of all the colds we've been catching. I've never had it this hard with the kids before. Blessings!