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#1 erindiv

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

Which do you prefer?

I don't mind being too cold as I can rug up, have a hot cuppa, get under some blankets and turn the heater on. But I HATE, and always have hated, summer. I hate being sweaty. I hate not being able to sleep. I hate losing my appetite because it's too hot to cook anything and I haven't slept properly in a week and I just can't be bothered uuuurgh. I hate the sunburn, the flies, the mozzies, the ants, the snakes. The constant fear of bushfires.

I hate driving with the sun in my eyes (taking kids to and from their dad is in the dark in winter, sunset in summer). I hate wanting to drink fizzy drinks and then ending up dehydrated because I haven't had enough water. I hate salads and BBQs. I hate cold showers, which are the only kind bearable in 40 degree heat.

I don't like the beach. I don't like swimming. I hate having to wear lighter clothes that reveal my horrid belly and complete lack of boobs. I hate that my anxiety occurs ten times more often and ten times as severe in the heat than it does in the cold.

Winter, to me, is wonderful. Maybe it's because I was born in winter so it was the first thing I knew. I love snuggling up under three blankets. I love hearing rain on the roof. I even like driving in the rain. I love that delicious moment when I come into the house, freezing cold, and hop into a hot shower. I love bundling the kids up in fuzzy warm clothes and strolling around the shops. A warm Milo with Tim Tams. Roast dinners. Long, dark car rides with the kids snoozing in their seats while I listen to ABC News Radio...



Which do you prefer?

#2 BadCat

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Hot is wilting and sucky.  Cold is bracing and lovely.

#3 i-candi

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I prefer hot only because of the daylight hours. I hate short days and where you can go weeks without seeing the sun !!!!!


#4 Jane F. Jetson

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

I actually quite like winter, even in Canberra. Frost looks awesome and if I'm cold I can stick a jumper on.

Heat gives me a monster headache and there are only so many clothes that can be removed without horrifying anyone who walks past the house. Further, I hate bugs, beaches, sand, boats and that awful yellow thing in the sky that gives me sunburn. Winter, on the other hand, is lovely and cosy inside and pleasantly bracing outside, and doesn't come with the threat of large-scale burnination.

#5 coffy11

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I prefer winter when it's summer and summer when it's winter tongue.gif

Luckily in Melbourne we get all winter one day, summer the next ect...

#6 Suz01

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I use an aircon and make the most of both extremes. Love hearing rain no matter which season we're in.

#7 IsolaBella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

I like cold so long as I am appropriately dressed and can get warm.

4 degrees and drizzle at Auskick on a Saturday morning is more freezing then sunny and minus 16 on top of a mountain in Switzerland.

DH did complain below minus 30 was tough on the breathing.

I can't stand wet cold. I like dry cold. I also prefer dry heat.

40 and dry in Melb us better then 26 and humid in Sydney.

(Sydney sider who has lived in Melbourne for 13yrs and has family in Switzerland). DH recently went to Mongolia for work.

#8 CountryFeral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

I like cold.

Love a cold clear sunny day.

I DON'T like the shortness of Winter days though.

#9 blackcat20

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I like being warm, but I hate being hot. 25-28ish is the hottest, any over that is just uncomfortable. I don't mind the cold as long as I'm rugged up and not suffering.

#10 Zahhy

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (coffy11 @ 03/01/2013, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer winter when it's summer and summer when it's winter tongue.gif

Story of my life lol.

I prefer the length of the days during summer, and this summer has not been too bad, while it's been unbearably hot  in the mornings, we are living so close to the beach that we get those glorious sea breezes come afternoon.

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Even after 2.5 years in Singapore (we are now in Sydney), I still prefer heat to cold. I should add that we have air con.

I love being able to go swimming or to the beach and being able to walk around in a sundress with Havaianas. I love the long days. I love the warm summer nights.

I don't mind crisp and cool days (bright blue skies), but I find the grey, drizzling Sydney winters to be depressing. I would much prefer the kind of bright sky winters that you see in the Rocky Mountains.

Edited by baddmammajamma, 03 January 2013 - 08:40 PM.


#12 -*meh*-

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

cold...

DP is a person who always feels hot so summer is painful to him...

i can always put more layers on but there is only so many layers i can take off!

the sun burns... lots!

#13 The Old Feral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

I'm the opposite to you OP.

Today the mercury hit 38 and I spent the afternoon outside,  snoozing in a hammock original.gif

Cold - real, subzero cold - saps all my energy and makes me miserable.

#14 Drowningnotwaving

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Cold. I love it. You can rug up and cuddle into a good book or movie with a blanket.

Heat. I hate it. You sweat your a*se off while trying to sleep.

#15 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

I love the heat. It makes me feel so good. Overly cold weather leaves me miserable and unwilling to move far from a couch.

#16 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (Jane Jetson @ 03/01/2013, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually quite like winter, even in Canberra. Frost looks awesome and if I'm cold I can stick a jumper on.

Heat gives me a monster headache and there are only so many clothes that can be removed without horrifying anyone who walks past the house. Further, I hate bugs, beaches, sand, boats and that awful yellow thing in the sky that gives me sunburn. Winter, on the other hand, is lovely and cosy inside and pleasantly bracing outside, and doesn't come with the threat of large-scale burnination.

I knew I liked you, Jane.

#17 Feral_Pooks

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

I prefer winter of the two, but love Autumn best.

Much easier to rug up. If hot, once your naked, you can't get more naked.

#18 coffy11

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 03/01/2013, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even after 2.5 years in Singapore (we are now in Sydney), I still prefer heat to cold. I should add that we have air con.prefer the kind of bright sky winters that you see in the Rocky Mountains.


My sister lives in Singapore, we visited a few years ago and I couldn't believe how hot and humid it was!!  Aircon on all night.  I loved the thunderstorms in the evenings though

#19 IsolaBella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

We are in Sydney... DH keeps on asking what has happened to my hair.



#20 cesca

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

I'm in NZ, so it's never TOO hot and it's never TOO cold.

I prefer the heat, as long as it doesn't go hotter than about 30 degrees and there's no humidity.  I like sunshine.

But I also quite love a nice crisp winter's day, when it's 2 degrees out at 10am and the air is clear blue and the grass crunches when you walk on it.


I can't STAND endless overcast skies and rain.  Rain that goes on for days and weeks. That saps my strength and makes me very depressed.

#21 Feral Borgia

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 03/01/2013, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We are in Sydney... DH keeps on asking what has happened to my hair.

Ha! I am the same, although this summer hasn't been too bad for me....yet. I like the cold but winter does seem to drag on...I am liking summer more and more since we got air con.....

#22 unicorn

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Temps between 6 and 18 suit me nicely, will tolerate colder climes but I hate the heat. DH is the opposite hence choosing holiday destinations is a PITA

#23 SW-

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Heat! 40+ days are my favorite days of the year.

Nothing beats a swim before breakfast, pack a lunch and head to the beach for the day, come home around 3.30-4.00 ish, relax swim before dinner, swim before bed.....the best days of the year.

In winter I feel bone cold all winter.

#24 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

Cold, much easier to get warm than it is to get cool. I do love swimming though (thank god for pool heating lol).

#25 Wise Old Owl

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

OP I could have written your post word for word and you have described everything I hate about summer.

Needless to say I hate the heat and love the cold and DH is the same.  So much so that we are daydreaming of moving to Tasmania  wink.gif




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