Winter Is...

.... the smell of wood heaters permeating the neighbourhood air.
.... cold and flu and croup and yucky, yucky germs.
....tracky-daks and ugg boots, curled up on the lounge with a good book.

....casseroles and curries slow-cooked over 8 hrs, tender meat and creamy sauces leaving you salivating for more. Friday night and Sunday afternoon rugby league on tv. Or, my head in a book.
.... warm, cake-y desserts, dense and sweet, like the self-saucing caramel and apple pudding i made last night.

.... coats and scarves and boots and beanies to keep warm in.
....putting on flannelette pyjamas and snuggling into a bed warmed by electric blankets.
.... hiring a dvd and snuggling together under a blanket on rainy weekend afternoons.
What is winter to you?