Sharing My World This Week
As we have the option of answering these questions in a seasonally appropriate way I thought that I’d comment on both summer and winter in my answers this week.
- Are you a Summer person? A Winter person? Or one of the other seasons suits you best?
I’m definitely not a summer person. I didn’t mind the hot days so much when I was younger but now I hate extreme heat and humidity. Summer in Tasmania is usually cooler than the other states but we seem to get more hot days than we used to and of course, there is always the spectre of bushfires. I don’t mind winter so much although the rain and the grey days can get a little depressing sometimes. I really prefer spring and autumn, spring for the flowers and blossoming trees and autumn for the foliage. It’s probably the nicest weather we have as spring can be windy.
- What is your favorite summertime clothing?
I don’t really wear dresses and skirts much and certainly would not be seen in shorts, nor do I like cropped 3/4 length pants on me. Mostly I wear jeans or if it’s really hot lightweight summer pants and a v-neck or scoop neck, short-sleeved T-shirt. I have some 3/4 sleeve T-shirts that I like a lot and I wear these for three seasons out of four with a cardigan over if required. Now it’s winter so I’m wearing a long sleeved “spencer” under a sweatshirt or knitted jumper (sweater to my American friends) and sometimes a fleece vest over that. Australian homes tend not to be centrally heated so layers are good. I do have what Tasmanians call a heat pump and the rest of Australia calls a reverse cycle air conditioner which keeps my living room, dining room and kitchen warm but the rest of the house is pretty cold at this time of year.
- Do you find yourself eating out more during the summer? Or making ‘cold food’ like salads and stuff you can heat in the microwave?
No, I eat out about the same amount all year round, hardly at all. I do have salads more in summer, coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad are what I have at home although I might get a Caesar salad if I eat out. I’m not a huge fan of lettuce. If it’s really hot things like quiche and cold meats are good. At this time of year though it’s pasta, Shepherd’s Pie, stews and casseroles.
- Do you like watermelon? What’s your favorite summertime treat?
I do like watermelon. I didn’t when I was younger but now I do. I also like rockmelons. A favourite summertime treat would be cream or ice cream with strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. A favourite winter dessert would be a steamed pudding with custard.
Are you thankful it’s finally (sorta) dry and warm?
Well, it’s neither here but that’s OK. It’s dry and warm inside.
Thanks so much for Sharing Your World. I’m pleased that you gave us a glimpse into your winter time over there! When it’s cold and wintery here (which is when it’s warm and toasty your way I think), I like all those foods you listed, along with chili and thick soups. It’s just too hot here right now to enjoy those very much, so I stick to salads or cold food most of the time. I’m tickled that we can share our versions of the world this way! 😀
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Me too, it’s one of the things I enjoy about blogging like I did about having penpals as a teenager. It’s glimpses in to someone else’s world. I like thick soups in winter too, especially minestrone. Of course our winters are not as bitter as parts of the USA. It does snow but rarely at sea level and it doesn’t usually stay on the ground long but we are getting heavy frosts and below zero temperatures in the mornings. We had minus 3 Celsius a couple of mornings last week and frost on the ground well after 9 am.