Winter Australia…Summer UK

While we Aussies are a tough breed, nobody’s invincible.

Now that Winter is setting in, it’s pretty clear that cold weather is our kryptonite. We must have some kind of inbuilt solar panel and need those vital sun’s rays to survive. Without them, we shrivel up and lose all power. Hibernate among the gum leaves alongside the koalas wishing we were small enough to crawl inside a soft, warm pouch.

The strange thing is that it’s not just the humans who are affected. I even saw my friend’s Scotch Collie down at the beach wearing a coat the other day. These dogs with their thick woolly coats survived a Scottish Winter once upon a time. However, the Australian version is just as allergic to the cold as it’s human counterparts.

Hence, when you hear an Australian cry “cold”, you’d better ask for clarification before you assume we’re talking about sub-zero temperatures.

Cold is all relative.

But before you write us off for being “soft”, just wait until the thermometer climbs to 30 degrees Celsius and you’re talking about being “hot”.

We might not be great with the cold but know how to handle our heat!

After all, some like it hot!

xx Rowena

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9 thoughts on “Winter Australia…Summer UK

  1. itsathought2

    I do have to worry about that collie. They come with a winter coat pre-furnished as part of the package, don’t they? Adding another one seems a bit of overkill.

  2. Rowena Post author

    To be fair to the dog’s owner, he does have severe arthritis and he’s about 10 years old, which does make him elderly for a dog. I still have my doubts though. Both of my dogs were swimming at the time. I think they were showing off.

  3. Cara Siskova

    I reckon we are the same in Ghana. We are used to such high temperatures that when it goes down a little (even to 25 degrees celsius) we start exclaiming how cold it is. It is indeed relative, haha!

  4. merrildsmith

    It’s beautiful here right now, but it will get very hot–and humid–and then in the winter it will be cold! I hope you have some beautiful, if cool, winter days. 🙂

  5. Rowena Post author

    Thanks very much, Merrill. We’ve had such an extraordinary week here. First, there were the terrible Sydney storms and one family lost their swimming pool and about 20 metres of backyard into the sea. Then we had a 4.0 magnatude earthquake yesterday about 100 kilometres off the coast and a Great White shark was filmed at a beach jumping out of the water while someone was surfing. We don’t usually hear much about them locally. This was about an hour North from where we live.
    I didn’t notice the earthquake. We don’t really live in an earthquake zone but there was a bad earthquake in Newcastle about 20 years ago. As I said, we’re not in an earthquake zone so it was a bit of a surprise.
    Enjoy your Summer.
    Hope you and the family are well!
    xx Ro

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