Winter you say, how can anyone hate it, let alone dislike it? Well, I can and I do. Given the chance, I would move to warmer climes today itself – packing be damned. Since the past couple of days as North India reels under a solid cold wave and snow captured many places, winter was lamented from the unlikeliest of places.
Twitter was flooded with tweets of people trolling Mumbai and its residents for feeling cold is when it is never really cold there. I for one totally understand the sentiments since I just dislike the cold so much. I rather do without the superb Silk and Pashmina to happily live in my cotton and muslin.
As I write this I am wrapped up in thermals, followed by two layers, a woolen cap, and a jacket. Yes, my hubby is smirking in his track suit as I type this with the blower on full under my table. Another reason I dislike winters, even expressions get frozen in this cold!
CLOTHES OVERLOAD – Clothes are everywhere and so many of them, that they are so bulky is an added advantage. They are hard to miss! It is so hard to move and maneuver around in them and yet we have to do more work in winters. plus, the house is full of them, washing, folding and storing. I need double the space of summers to stack less than half the winter stock.
COLD, REAL COLD – That I visited one of the coldest places in India recently (Durbuk- more in another post soon.) does not mean I am immune to it, in fact now I feel it even more. how I wish for central heating. The freezing, biting wind that pinches my ears and makes my head ache, relentlessly as I venture out.
MISSING THE SUN – The slow, foggy, shady days that start with the blind freezing mornings leading to if I am lucky to a little bit of watered down sunlight. I love the Sun and to sit and soak up the golden rays is the best experience ever, reading a good book while doing that is even better. Gurgaon or Gurugram as it likes to be called now, sadly has very few good, sunny winter days. A weak, dull Sun that makes me feel as if the world is coming to an end is no mood uplifter!
TOO MUCH TO EAT – Each season I vow to try and restrict sumptuous food (read fattening, fun, yummy) yet winter put a spanner in my efforts like no other time. it is cold, sitting idle covered with little else to do all I think of is hot soup, food and lots of fried food.
SAD – This winter has been exceptional in its ‘sad’ content. Many people around me have suffered from it. Another reason to love the summers. SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a type of depression that affects people around the same time every year and it generally starts during autumn and lasts into winter. Symptoms include depressions, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of heaviness in your limbs, weight gain and loss of interest in things you once enjoyed.
On top of it all the pressure to get your body summer ready!! Hell!! I got only one body and it does not have replaceable parts. That tire I got in winter ain’t going anywhere soon. But I am going everywhere, it’s the only way to beat these seasons.
What do you do to enjoy winter?
Do you like winter?
Which is your favorite season?
Strategies to beat the cold?
What is your favorite winter food?
I enjoy the Kinnow or the Clementines, the Orange like fruit that is only ten times sweeter. And of course my non-vegetarian food 😉