Just a couple of weeks ago I had the AC running on cold simply because it was too hot inside the house. Well, it was hot outside too, way hotter than normal, so that even our fabulous insulation couldn’t cope with it. Sure, today is sunny too, and so was the weekend, but you can feel a certain crispness in the air. And don’t forget last week and the continous rain, when the city was enveloped in grayness, clouds overcast and a constant light drizzle.
Autumn is finally here. I think my birthday will be my start point of autumn. This year, and last year as well, my birthday party has been on one of those last few days when you can sit outside in the evening, without freezing too much.
I have always dreaded autumn for as long as I can remember. Sure, I’ve treasured the sense of a re-start that crisp autumn air gives you, but it has always been a bearer of colder days to come. And I know what you are going to say – Melbourne winters are nothing like Swedish ones – I know, but they’re still winters. But this year, for the first time ever, I actually have no problems with it. To be honest, I’m kind of looking forward to it.
I don’t know if it’s the cooler weather or the potential of having an everyday routine without being interrupted much, but I’m dead certain that this winter will be amazing. Sure, I’ll be cold and whiny, I count on that, but somehow I feel that this colder season holds good things for me. So bye summer. You were glorious and I’ll be happy when you’re back, but for now – bring it on Autumn. Give me all you’ve got.