Ro described my weather experience since moving here very eloquently recently: “Over the months of veg season, I see the mornings progressively get darker, then cooler, and finally wetter, drizzlier and basically shit house, until the early saturday mornings feel like a mix of an arctic morning slash a frozen Armageddon”. Lucky I love you desperately, Melbourne!)
With the onset of south-pole weather I’m really excited to actually live seasonally, even though it will probably kill my middle-class whitebread ass to not eat tomatoes out of season. I have been reading and doing things that inspire me with the changing of the season, and how the hell to survive my first proper whole winter in pretty much forever. I’ve been reading SouleMama’s The Rhythm of Family (aff link) which I bought from Spiral Garden (but they’re sold out atm), plotting our days with This Whole Family’s Autumn Rhythm Guide (and mostly forgetting to do so), going through Jodi’s autumn posts (and her ones from years past), eating endless thai soups for lunch, Pinning some autumn kid activities, winter goodies, and hunting out some warming recipes for frosty nights. I’m still getting the Whole Larder Love seasonal organic veggie boxes and trying to figure out why I hate mandarines so much. I’m also going to try some windowsill gardening. I’m 99% sure either the kids or the cats will knock them off, but in my head it sounds charming and delicious.
I’m’ also drinking wine because that totally helps.
What are you doing to settle into hibernation?