Yesterday’s blue sky came as a big shock. After a seemingly endless winter of grey skies, Thursday almost felt like summer had arrived early.
Of course, within a couple of hours we were back to the usual grey and, come nightfall, a familiar wintery chill crept into the apartment, forcing me to turn on the radiator and accept that spring has not yet fully sprung in Ireland.
The brief brush with warmth got me thinking*.
I had my first al fresco meal in months yesterday. My sister and dad sat outside a local restaurant, coats still on as we sat in the shade, feeling triumphant that we weren’t cold.
It was a typical Irish move; the first hint of sun and we all tend to leg it outside, eating and drinking and likely getting sunburnt because we all know the rain could appear at any moment.
That’s what we do in the land where a summer consist of a week in April, but it made me realise that soon it really will be spring, and then summer. Once that happens, staying inside can come with niggling guilt.
When Chill.ie got in touch to ask the question, Do you prefer to go out or stay in in the winter months? I wasn’t 100 percent sure of my answer at first. I knew I love cosy nights in, but I also love wrapping up and strolling in the crisp winter darkness, with Christmas lights everywhere.
After yesterday’s brief brush with spring, I realise just how much I appreciate how winter is the perfect excuse for a little hibernation! Now is the perfect time to make the most of the remaining wintery days and cold nights. Because, as much as I love the summer, drinking wine on sunny patios, eating breakfast outside and spending afternoons in the park, I also really love staying in in, watching hours of Netflix, or spending the day in my pyjamas catching up on blogging with endless cups of coffee!
How about you?
* This post is brought to you by Chill. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!