Let’s take charge of the week and make it a good one. I have started on a high with a beautiful walk in a beautiful area. Yes, I have missed to post this one yesterday but we spent too much time outside having fun and by the time I was back home I was simply too tired to turn on the computer and type. So while it’s Tuesday here in Australia some of you are still enjoying Monday and therefor you have the entire week right in front of you.
• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
• Share this post and invite your followers as well.
You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance…
Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… Maybe let’s skip the drink… but other than that: Let’s wiggle around, shake those hips, shimmy and have fun. Dance into the week and take and let the mojo tango or salsa you through the week… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:
“It was a beautiful day today, super windy from the very beginning but that didn’t really matter. I still wanted to go out for a walk and I didn’t regret it. I loved to watch the leaves being blown around and we all made it back home before the heavy rain hit. Apparently there is much more of a storm to come. The one hope I have is to make it to the city nice and dry in order to then enjoy one of the most amazing entertainers and female role models of our current time…”
It probably feels awkward for you reading this. Of course you all remember winter. After all it was only just a couple of weeks ago when you were last dealing with snow and freezing temperatures. You are probably over even reading the word winter.
For us though winter has only just begun. In fact it’s only just a couple of days old. It still feels funny to me, even after all those years, to consider June 1st the beginning of winter. June, July and August for me still sound like summer months. But hey, that’s what happens when you move to the other side. Things change.
I just came back from a walk with the dogs. I could get away with wearing only a sweater and I’m also not ready yet to give up on my flip-flops for the short round around the block. Temperatures are dropping though and the trees have lost almost all their leaves by now. So it’s getting real. The cold days are upon us and soon, there won’t be any flip-flop walks anymore. And while I enjoy the kind of days we will have today, with it’s warm sun and yet crisp air, I know it will get colder soon. And while I’m thinking back to the winters I went through when younger I figured I could share an older post of mine about it as a Blast Of The Past. Because let me tell you: Winters are not the same here as the winters I used to deal with. Not as cold as the winters I remember still so well…
Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.
Yes you read that right. There is actually skiing in Australia. Those of you who are Australians might wonder why I write a post about it. Over the time blogging and every now and then mentioning the skiing in Australia I often got comments of readers who were surprised about reading it. They all told me exactly what Danny told me after commenting on one of his amazing Let Me Ask You A Question posts. They didn’t know that there is actually snow in Australia.
Funny to post about a winter challenge this time of the year. Or I guess it shows how much I have adjusted to living in Down Under to consider November spring instead of fall. Things change. Although I know that I will never get entirely used to celebrating Christmas in summer one day I will no longer speak of October and November being fall and March and April being spring. It’s happening already.
In any case, winter is very different to what I grew up with. While we still get snow in the higher areas and have actually pretty nice skiing up there too, winter presents itself in a very different way down here in Australia. I often compare the two winters with each other, feeling blessed that I am spoiled with the kind of winter we get here.
I love the beach, I love the warm sunshine. But I also love mountains and cold. How do they say: You can take the girl out of the mountain but you can’t take the mountain out of the girl… And I can have it all down here. It’s what I love 🙂
Check out The Girls That Dreams Awake’s blog for great recipes and pictures.
So here’s what to do in regards to this photo challenge:
- Create a post entitled 52 weeks photo challenge :week (which week)-(the theme for the week)
- Create a pingback to this page or leave the link to your post in the comments box
- Tag the post ’52 weeks’
Found this great idea on Facebook on “Don’t buy it – Make it”, which you should totally check out!
Shared it on FB already but for those of you who are not following me there yet: As many of you are heading into winter I thought I’d give you an idea… (Please share pictures…)
Sometimes it doesn’t need a cake for candles. A snowball can do it too. Fire and snow, opposites that work well together, don’t you think?
Usually I would post my Share Your Wold answers but Cee is taking off this week to celebrate 4th of July properly. And so she should. As Silvain Landry’s ‘Birthday’ task asks for pictures of a celebration of a very equally important status I decided to make it my Tuesday post this week. You gotta be flexible, right 😉
Silent night. It’s one of the songs that comes to mind now, right? Well, how about silence? Do you experience it?
It’s something that I often think of when thinking back to how Christmas used to be in Switzerland. When I think of the nights fresh snow was falling. Because snow absorbs sound it really gets more quiet. But it’s more than that. It’s the way snow falls as well. If it’s not wet snow the snowflakes float to the ground rather than falling, don’t think so? Everything seems to be almost put into a slow motion mode.
And I believe that it effects you too.
Winter in Australia is definitely different to winter in Switzerland (check out what the differences are by clicking on the links). The Swiss in me needs a little bit of cold snow under her feet on a regular base and thankfully we find that in the Australian mountains too…
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge – Winter
Sometimes you get stuck in a moment you can’t get out of. Right? Feels like a melody that’s stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it. It plays over and over again. You feel stupid, helpless. All you see is that circle. Over and over again.
I remember listening to this one song over and over again years ago. Funny enough more or less everything in my life was working just fine. I listened to this song basically every morning while walking to work in the winter wonderland I was in at that time of my life. My walk was simply stunning with views of not only snow covered mountains but also a beautiful lake under a layer of ice. The mornings were chilly and my ears and headphones were hidden under my beanie, the rest of me trying to keep warm in a thick winter jacket and gloves.