It is here. Winter. Daylight savings ended last Sunday and I now feel it necessary to equip myself with a light jacket for early AM runs.
Winter in New Zealand means:
- carrying an umbrella ALWAYS
- breaking out the old fashion oil heater since our house, along with virtually all other homes, do not have heating systems.
- wearing ridiculous winter gear that is totally unnecessary in such a warm climate (New Zealanders wear winter coats as if they live in Idaho)
- preparing myself to see the sun only occasionally
- my laundry taking a week to dry on the line due to rain and/or moisture in the air
- Kiwis! Kiwi season is in the wintertime, which means I can eat golden and green kiwi fruit in abundance.
- Rugby season-that makes Jason happy
- Pumpkin Soup-Jason makes pumpkin soup from scratch all winter long. I plan on cashing in on that as much as I can before we become Americans.
For North Americans reading this, you would probably be really annoyed to know that "winter" is still in the 50-60 degree Fahrenheit range.
Here is the weather for today in Celsius--looks like Auckland will be a cool 20 degrees Celsius with rain, that's odd.
weather forecast compliments of NZ Herald