Once upon a time, I was a voracious blogger. Writing about all the fun and interesting things I had seen or places I’d been, that kind of thing.
Well, I haven’t written for a while. And that’s because pretty much since October, it’s been a whole lotta this rubbish:
Followed by more snow….. and temperature drops… and more snow… and temperature drops…. by February everyone had cabin fever, with ice storms, temperatures of -21’C happening quiet frequently, school being shut day after day, and roads closed. Life seemed to be pretty much put on hold while the Earth turned away, ever so slowly, from our main source of warmth and life, The Sun.
We tried to make the best of it, when we were brave enough to venture out. So, we did winter walks, and tried snow shoeing, tobogganing, ice skating, and even a strange ice sport called croci-curling.
There were days when there was so much snow, I had to shovel twice: once in the morning, in order to get the car down the driveway, and then in the evening, after an entire day of snow. Which made me say this:
But hey, I’m a Trini. What do you want me to say? That I love winter? Because let’s face it – even Canadians hate winter and just patiently wait for it to end.
There is, however, a trick, to surviving winter, which Canadian friends have told us about – JUST LEAVE.
There’s apparently a perfect time to do this: February. Here’s the logic – October to December, you get busy with Christmas. January sucks, February is the worst. This is when you must leave and go somewhere warm, and beautiful, like the Bahamas, or Cuba. Then you come back, March zooms by and turns into spring, and next thing you know, winter is really and truly gone.
February. The best time to just get the hell out of this frozen tundra.
Coming up soon – Escape from the Winter Wonderland!