Sunday, 17 November 2013

Hot and Cold

Although we've had a few bright, sunny days this week it's clear that winter is on its way. We've given in and put the heating on. I'm not a huge fan of winter. It goes on too long for my liking. I feel the same way about Christmas. If we could confine both of them to the same two weeks at the end of December and beginning of January, I'm sure we'd enjoy them far more.

Talking of doing things in a short time, you've not got long to enter this poetry competition from
Dappled Things. It has a $500 prize.

A warm fire is good on a cold night. Fire is also the theme for Poem Pigeon's latest competition. There's a £25 prize. You can read my heartwarming entry here.


26 comments:

  1. I actually don't mind winter - although I'm not a fan of snow once it gets to the slushy, yellowy stage, or the ice when I can't drive down my road, or the cold rain when I have to take Bonnie out for a walk or the way my fingers go numb on a could day... ok, I don't like winter after all.

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    1. Other than the weather and lack of daylight it's mostly not too bad, Wendy.

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    1. The poem isn't autobiographical. Just thought I should mention that, Deborah.

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  3. I completely agree with you - two weeks for Christmas and winter would be perfect, then we could focus on lovely warm springs :-)

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    1. Absolutely, Annalisa. An extra few months of spring would be excellent.

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  4. The advantages are lovely warm fires (sadly we only have gas), and the garden can be left to fend for itself for a few months. Those flames look very welcoming.

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    1. We've got a gas fire too, Maggie. It's nice, but not quite the same as a real fire.

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  5. After reading your poem, I completely get the 'heartwarming' part, lol! Melty, melty...

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  6. I like winter, but that might be because I've never experienced snow here, heh.

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    1. Winter without snow isn't winter, Heather.

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  7. I do love winter - but not the endless rain we sometimes get! That was a powerful poem, Patsy!

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    1. Days and days of rain are no fun, Rosemary.

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  8. Hi Patsy .. my heating has been on and off - I try and keep it off .. when I'm not expecting visitors and it's easier when the sun shines as it warms through ... but with it getting considerably colder ... I'm not sure how long I'll last!!

    Cheers and here's to a cold, but comfortable winter with that lovely long Spring - time to enjoy the bulbs ... Hilary

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    1. We just put it on for an hour when it gets chilly, Hilary. I expect it'll have to stay on for longer periods soon though.

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  9. Hi Patsy, I'm with you on the winter front. I hate the cold, and don't like the dark nights and mornings. I could quite happily hibernate for the winter, if only I was allowed.

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    1. Hibernation is very tempting at times, Wannabe.

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  10. Oh Patsy that poem is hilarious. And told with such venom, really loved it. Good luck.

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  11. Thanks for the link Patsy, I've sent in my entry, not half as scary as yours though.

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    1. Not scary - but good. Best of luck with it.

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  12. I love winter, but only if it means I can be inside with a cup of hot chocolate and the heat on! We don't have a fireplace but if we did, I'd enjoy winter even more.

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    1. Comfort food and drink and heating do help a lot, Stephanie.

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  13. I could of wrote your first paragraph, I totally agree with you.
    Winter makes me want to hibernate, and I won't mention the C word as its not December.
    I love our log burner very much throughout the winter months.
    Thank you for the links.

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    1. My mum and a friend of our both have wood burners, Maria. If we ever replaced our gas fire then that's what I'd want.

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Thanks so much for commenting!