Eurgh, winter. My least favourite season by far. So why oh why did I move to the other side of the world to experience two winters in a row?!
Back in the UK I’ve always struggled with Seasonal Affective Disorder (read about my experience here) so winter is often a bit of a nightmare.
Yet I still chose to move to one of the most wintery cities in Australia. Good ol’ Melbourne.
This week, just as temperatures are beginning to soar back home, the clouds have started rolling in over Melbourne.
Yet, what better excuse to duck into a coffee shop, like lovely bright Sonido on Gertrude Street.
Slurping coffee and watching footy (AFL) seem to be how the Melburnians spend winter. Cosying up in beautiful coffee shops and tea-rooms perhaps tucking into a scrummy brunch whilst getting their caffeine fix, followed by watching men run around in the skimpiest of shorts. I think it will be easy enough to blend in!
I’m also hoping a spot of meditation with help ease those winter blues. I gave it a whirl on a weekend visit to the National Gallery of Victoria.
Regardless of the temperatures, I don’t have much to complain about especially when Melbourne brings out the sunshine as a nice surprise.