My answers to this week’s thefridayfive questions.
1) What is your favorite thing about the winter?
The darkness! My eyes and nerves rest 😀 I also love snow when there’s just the right amount of it when it’s enough minus degrees out (Celcius): it’s thick enough on the ground that it’s good to walk on instead loose on top of the ice, making walking hazardous because it’s slippery. And if there’s enough snow that clearing the roads and parking lots forms snow mountains – well, that’s about the only time children making noise makes me grin, because playing in the snow is lovely 🙂
2) What is your favorite winter sport?
I hate all sports so I never watch them and apart from things like Olympics, never know what’s going on.
3) What is the best winter treat?
Hot chocolate after playing/a nice long walk in thick snow with lots of minus degrees.
4) What is the earliest time in the year it ever snowed where you live?
I can’t remember! My area doesn’t get snow really anymore (global warming), and back in the 80s when we still got really proper winters, I was a kid and didn’t memorize such things! Snow came down when it did, and it did every year.
5) What is the best way to stay warm in the winter?
I’m rather hot blooded, and tend to get over-heated easily so I’m usually lighter dressed compared to most other people, so I’m not the best to answer this. For me it’s always just been regular autumn clothing plus I’d add in one more blouse, or just a bit thicker one. Especially the last 20 years with our no-good, pretend winters I haven’t needed to dress for cold like when I was a kid in the 80s. I’d say dress in layers, so you can shed them as needed both inside and out, have long underwear close to your skin (if it’s too loose it doesn’t warm you) and have good, warm winter boots for your feet. Gloves and a warm hat are needed some of the time too!