Amelia from You Can Always Start Now shared a blog post all about winter, and given that I live in a city known across the country (and possibly further) as “Winterpeg”, I figured I would embrace the storm we got on Monday last week and share my wintery thoughts! As someone who has lived in the middle of Canada for her entire life (save for the year I lived in Dublin), I think I’m in a pretty good position to comment on the season/half year known as Winter…
The entire world seems to be groaning and ranting at winter right now, and I’m not entirely sure why. 1) It’s the middle of January, which as far as I know, is the middle of Winter. This shouldn’t be a shock. 2) Grumping doesn’t raise any temperatures other than your own. 3) Few places are colder than Winnipeg, and we somehow seem to live through it and find things to celebrate about it. So, this is going to be my “Winnipeg in the Winter” series, where I celebrate all things winter and cold! The cold doesn’t have to be inherently terrible; it just takes forethought and planning to enjoy. Today, I’m starting with the Forks!
As a born and raised Winnipeger- aside from the year I lived in Dublin- I have spent well over two decades living in a place where it routinely has months of -30°C weather, much of that time even colder. It is difficult thing for a lot of people to understand; if you live in a moderate climate, temperatures like that just don’t occur. It honestly takes a lot out of you to deal with it, but we have devised coping strategies! Continue reading
Soooo, here in the lovely prairies, we have received a little sprinkling of snow! A lot of people complain, but this is Manitoba and it’s only the beginning of April! In fact, it would be very odd for us not to have snow in April. So, in honour of this, this week’s Style Saturday are going to look at things that are useful for those little bits of snow! Continue reading