Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Favorite.. Thing About Winter



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

When I was a little girl I went on vacation with my family to Switzerland. In the Winter, in the Summer.. Every single vacation would be spend in the Swiss alps. I grew up doing hikes through the Swiss mountains, doing sleigh rides and walking through the snow. I loved it! And I still feel like Switzerland is my second home. (I got engaged there this year so yes Swiss is a big thing for me!) So when I think of Winter, I think of Winter in Switzerland. And my favorite thing about Winter is definitely snow!

I love snow. I love how beautiful the world looks covered in snow. I love how cold it is and how it forces you to dress warm in beautiful and cute sweaters. I love skiing. Snow just is amazing to me, magical. Here in the Netherlands we don’t get a lot of snow. And without snow, it just doesn’t feel like real Winter to me. I haven’t been to Switzerland in the Winter for many many years, but I can still see it when I close my eyes. 

One day I hope to go back to Switzerland in Winter time. There’s not even a word for how magical everything looks covered in snow. And not get all Lorelai Gilmore on you guys, I definitely think it smells great outside when it’s snowing. It can also be all that wood burning in the chimneys.. but still.


Another great thing about Winter is snuggling up on the couch with my boyfriend, our cat and a blanket and reading a nice book. It’s the ultimate Winter feeling and I always look forward to evenings like this. Surrounded by candle light. Sigh.. I enjoy Summer but I’m more of a Winter person I guess.

Do you enjoy Winter? What is your favorite thing about Winter?

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10 comments:

  1. Snow is probably one of my least favorite things about winter.

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    1. I hear from more people they really don't like snow! I guess it's different for all of us. But I can't imagine it being a 'real' winter without snow! :D
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  2. I used to go on vacation to Switzerland a lot too, although usually in the summer. We did a lot of winter vacations to Germany and that's the country I associate with winter. And they do winter so much better than here, as they seem much more prepared for it. And taking long walks surrounded by snow and nature is just lovely. I like experiencing snow that way, while here in the Netherlands it always turns to mush so quickly.
    So yes I do like snow, but it's the best if you don't have to go anywhere and can leisurely enjoy it.

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    1. I agree. Snow here in the Netherlands is mostly not a lot of fun. Especially since everyone always seems to freak out without any real reason. I think it still looks beautiful though!
      Switzerland in the summer, and Germany in the winter? Sounds great!
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  3. I've never been to Switzerland, but I can imagine how beautiful it is. I love snow. It makes everything so peaceful.

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    1. It definitely does. Everything looks and feels different covered by snow!
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  4. I love the snow, and I imagine Switzerland is beautiful, but the older I get the more I like watching from the warmth of my home.

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    1. Well, that's definitely not a bad place to be. I also love watching the snow from inside my house. It has a cozy feel about it right?!
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  5. You know I'm a little over winter this year but you make a great case for snow! Great post. And I think you're right- I love the stillness, the quiet you sometimes have when there's a gentle snowfall. And the smell of wood burning... :)

    Switzerland sounds great and I totally think of the Alps and snow and lodges when I think of that country. Skiing and then warming up with a hot drink somewhere. Sounds like you have wonderful memories there, how cool.

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    1. Thanks Greg. We could definitely use some more snow here. The snow we had was gone before we could blink.
      I really have some great memories there. Almost all my childhood memories are from time spend in Switzerland.
      But I can definitely see why you would be done with winter if it keeps on going for so long. Maybe I like it so much because there isn't much snow here. ;)
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