Feeling Miserable in the Winter

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

If you ask me what my favourite season is I will automatically answer "winter". For as long as I can remember I have loved the cold weather and dreaded the return of summer. I always put it down to being a December baby, and there was nothing anyone could say which would make me sway from my beloved time of year.

But then this winter came along and wow. I don't think I could dislike it any more if I tried. If I were to sum in up in one word it would be miserable. I'm definitely more a lover of the icy and crisp type of winter, which we just don't seem to get. I have felt so uninspired and just generally a bit blah over the past few months, aside from the rare days the sun comes out and I suddenly feel on top of the world. I'm finally realising why so many people hate winter.

I've been a mother for a whole year now, and thus I have experienced every season with a child, and winter is the worst. After spending what felt like the entirety of summer outside at the park or in the garden being cooped up indoors is starting to drive me a little crazy. Our few trips out are cold (but not the nice crisp kind of cold) and I have to make sure that Zach is wrapped up nice and snug (which he hates) and most of the time its far too nippy to even contemplate the swings. And don't even talk to me about illness, because I'm pretty sure having a cold is at least 43047325 times worse when you have a toddler to look after.

So here's to spring, the gateway to summer, which is just around the corner. It's so close I can sense it. Each daffodil I see brings me hope that soon it will be warm enough to venture out without a coat. Every evening when I leave work I want to skip with joy as the sun is still shining! I know that in just a month or two it will be so much warmer.

I spend so much time day dreaming about what life will be like when those blissful summer months finally arrive. I see my little boy running around the park, playing in his sandpit and splashing in the paddling pool. Jugs of Pimms, ice creams and trips to the beach. We plan to eat outside as often as we can, and I intend to BBQ as much as possible for the entire season. I can't wait to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin, smell freshly mown grass, and see the bees buzz from flower to flower. Not long to go now!


  1. Can totally relate Chantal - it has been a miserable few months and for me Ive had morning sickness too so every day was naff haha I have been excited to see more sun recently and like you think mothering is far easier when you can get out and about easier and the weather is warmer and dryer! Lets hope for a lovely summer x

    1. OH Mary, I can't imagine that's been a lot of fun! Sending lots of love your way xx


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