Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Lets talk about weather

It seems that whoever I run into this morning kicks off the conversation with complaints about the weather. Main points brought to my attention so far are:
a) it's cold
b) it's windy
c) the summer is over.

None of which comes as a surprise to me. In fact I noticed it yesterday when I had to insist that we need to put the heating on for an hour or so.

The Ultimate Other Half noticed the change in climate when I was attempting to thaw my toes by placing them strategically in close vicinity of his calves under the duvet.

Mutt The Mad got the picture when his pooch-esteem was once again injured by a dressing gown. It's to stop him drying himself on couches and carpet, honestly. AND we think it's dead funny.

Sir Sprout couldn't care less. He was wrapped into snuggly pyjamas and cozy sleeping bag, snoozing away in his cot.

But I love autumn. So I considered it my duty to explain people that I adore the wind, the cold, the rain, sudden crispness of air and long dark evenings. They edged themselves towards the door with a heavy touch of "get away from the freaky woman before she attacks me with a stapler" in their eyes.

Autumn is also one time I get really nostalgic. I miss the colours and fresh feeling of the season back in Home Ground. I miss the crunch of leaves under my feet while wandering in my favorite parks. I even miss the long wet and very-very dark late autumn.

Most of all I miss my friends.

The colours of autumn in Estonia


Anonymous said...

Pai ja kalli.

Hails said...

I love the colder weather, too. I realised that we're heading towards winter yesterday morning in my car, when I found myself lifting my hands alternately off the steering wheel to try and warm them on the warm-air-blowy thing. I think there's just something so comforting about coming in out of the dark and the rain and being all cosy in a bright, warm house.

Sorry you get homesick. :( Let me return your virtual hug from the other day! Do you get to visit Estonia at all?

Foreigner by Default said...

I do get there but as you might imagine once in couple of years or even a year is never going to be enough.

Besides, it always feels kinda rushed and there's some places you really don't want to go but kinda have to - if you know what I mean.

And I shouldn't really be whining. All in all I'm very happy and content here and The Ultimate Other Half more than justifies my decision to move to Ireland.

English Mum said...

Hmmm...not sure about this one. I mean yes, I like a really frosty morning and toasting my toes before a roaring fire..ooh and Christmas, I love that. But these chilly mornings and horrible rain that feels as if someone's spraying you with a plant mister? Noooooooo!

PS: With you on the homesickness thing. I miss my friends too x

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

Being Canadian there is one thing that i don't like about those nice cool crisp days of's what follows....

Foreigner by Default said...

nascar - I actually like what's coming after. I'm a sucker for a nasty weather.

Locals thought me an ultimate crazy woman, taking 2 hour walks in November storms & rains with huge plastic cape and thoroughly waterproofed buggy. :D

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