Winter ~ the little lioness


Newcastle doesn’t really have winter. Well it does, but I think it lasted for about 3 days with a frost. I remember freezing in our little demountable classrooms (don’t NSW school suck when it comes to housing kids in these things??) in Winter, and boiling in them in Summer. But I know what cold is now that I’m in Canberra!


Cold is walking up the hill to work at minus-something-or-other. It’s the fog not lifting until 2pm, for a glimmer of sun before it sets at 4:30! It’s the crunch of frosts under your feet. It’s looking at the BOM online repeatedly, and celebrating at lunchtime that it’s cracked zero degree.

I love winter in Canberra. I might complain, but I love it.

The cold air makes me smile.



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4 comments for “Winter

  1. Kelkel
    July 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    It’s not Newcastle’s fault that Canberra is an unbareable ice box.

    • July 31, 2009 at 6:24 pm

      But it’s hardened me up a little, this ice box :)

  2. August 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Ok, that photo makes me feel guilty about EVER turning my heater on in Brisbane…

  3. Anni Taylor
    August 4, 2009 at 7:20 am

    I used to live in the Southern Highlands and it was coooold – even snowed infrequently – but it was nothing like your Canberra weather.

    Fog not lifting until 2pm and then the sun going down at 4.30pm? – eek!

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