Why could my birthday not have been today? It was 20 degrees and I even enjoyed my breakfast sitting outside on the balcony! The weather here really has got to make up its mind, but I hope, really, really hope that the cold, nasty wintry weather doesn't come back. I am not used to winter. This is my first full winter in...I can't remember how many years.
For half of last winter bel fidanzato and I were in Australia enjoying half a summer. The winter before I was also in Australia for half a summer, and then I went to visit bel fidanzato in the warm Canary Islands. The winter before saw me working in Portugal which was not cold at all. The year before that bel fidanzato and I exchanged winter for yet another Australian summer. The year before that I think was a full winter, and a British winter at that. Well, almost a full winter. I hadn't moved to Italy yet, was living in London and did fly back to Australia for my twin sisters wedding before moving to live in Italy, but I would say that I experienced a full winter. That was the European winter of 2005/2006. So yes, it has been a long time since I've had an entire winter and I am not at all used to it...it's going to take me some time to get used to these cold European winters. All I can say is thank god I live in Calabria, in the south of Italy where at least we have random 20 degree days thrown into the equation.