|At a price of $12, these are perfect for creche and kinder, and gumboots.|
Monday, May 27, 2013
This post is sponsored by Target, a place that loves winter.
Usually it's the time of year that I struggle to crawl through. The layers of clothing, the washing that never dries, children with snotty noses and coughs through the night.
Winter and I are not friends.
This year I am trying to start winter on a positive note. I am going to welcome winter and look for the moments that winter provides which you just don't get in summer.
With Winter's Eve almost here I have been really getting in the mood for the cold times ahead.
We started with a poor excuse for a fire in our burby backyard but made the best of it by cooking up some damper. Over on Instagram it was suggested that next time I add in a banana with some nutella to the middle of the damper and then cook it. Lucky it is winter and I can give this a try again soon.
Some time since last winter Immy must have eaten a growth spurt tablet. With the clothes in her creche bag about five inches too short and her legs poking out the bottom of her pants we took off to Target for some winter kids jeans and jumpers. I wanted creche clothes only and I let her choose them. This still didn't help when it came time to getting her into a pair of jeans as she declared "The worst day of my life" and uttered the words "You are not a good Daddy" to Mr H. Luckily we also stocked up on leggings and stockings to match with anything that twirls.
Then we got summer fire ready by being fire side. In fact we made the fire so fabulous that the marshmallow cookers had to wait for some time and scout for very long sticks. It seemed to take forever for the fire to die down enough for them to have a little melting gooey mess on a stick to scoff down. Apparently it was well worth the wait and more bon fires are planned this winter. Next time I will be adding in some red wine too (not for the little people).
This winter there is garlic growing (or planted at least) for the first time in my garden and pumpkins from the in-laws that are cooking in a Pumpkin and Chickpea curry on the stove, this is a dish that just wouldn't work for summer.
Fires shared with friends and family, warm clothing and puffer vests, red wine, hot bread with melting butter and home grown pumpkins are just the start of this winter. Things are looking good.
What will be making your winter a good one?