Happy winter mood

So it’s pretty cold in Belgium right now. This morning I was riding my bike to school and it was about -7°C. Can you imagine the amount of clothes I was wearing? I really believe there are 2 ways of dealing with this cold and when you talk to someone, you can see right away which kind of person they are…


When I know it’s going to be cold, I wear some sort of thermic shirt and a sweater or 2. Above all that my big winter coat, a wool scarf, gloves and a nice hat. Do I like the cold? NO. Absolutely not. I hate the cold, I prefer the sun! But since this is where I live and I have to go to work anyway, I try to make the best of it.

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There’s two ways of handling this cold. Some people can’t stop complaining about the cold. You know, those people who think they are the only ones feeling this cold? The ones who truly believe they are the saddest people around and everybody should take the time to listen to them, about how cold they are exactly. If you look closer, mostly those people are the ones not dressed appropriately…

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But there’s another way to look at this weather, and that’s the way I prefer. I’m cold too, but I try to adjust my clothes to the weather. I probably look like an Eskimo from time to time, but I don’t care. I try to look at the positive side of this cold: all the annoying little bugs and spiders can’t survive this cold (hooray!), if you open your windows, all the germs get to die too.

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But what really made me laugh today, is this: I had to supervise the playground this morning at school and as I was looking around, I saw all these little kids, all cuddled up in their clothes, they could barely move. These 3- or 4-year-olds with their tiny gloves, their tiny hats, how cute are they! They try to eat their snacks, but their gloves are in the way and when you’re talking to them, they have to raise their heads up high, because the hats are in front of their eyes. I mean, c’mon, isn’t that the cutest thing ever?

x. Flore

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