“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
For those who live in Sydney you might remember that really cold week we had in April. The temperature dropped literally overnight and it was a shock to the system I forgot what it was like to feel cold. Since October the weather has been warm, it has been a long summer and personally I’ve felt like it was never going to end.
When the seasons change I can’t help but get the urge to shop. I don’t know if it’s because I get drawn to what’s in that season or if it’s just a reason for me to justify spending money on stuff I don’t need or have the space for because I convince myself I have NOTHING to wear. My winter shopping spree started that cold week in April, it was a Sunday night and my brother and I were picking up my parents from Hawaii. The traffic to get into the airport was a nightmare, no one was moving and everyone was beeping and I could hear my brother muttering things in frustration. I’m telling him everything is ok we will get there when we get there, what else do you say in these types of situations? To kill time I checked my emails and saw a ton of emails from different retailers and this is how my winter shopping spree started. I’ve noticed I do the majority of my online shopping when I want to kill time and having a smart phone that enables me to shop online anywhere anytime only feeds my addiction. I think I need to swap my iphone 5S with my very first phone that came with an antenna and no internet.
I bought the very colourful Bond socks for bed that you can see in my picture as well as some other Bond socks, a waterproof anorak from ASOS and a beanie to go with it, a big thick blanket from Big W which was a god sent because I broke my heater when I tried to turn it on. I also bought a furry jumper and a long sleeve dress that I plan to wear with tights to keep warm.
When my packages arrived in the mail my mum said to me “Are you planning for a cold winter?” I said “It was really cold when you were in Hawaii and someone told me its predicted to be a really cold this winter this year but since I bought everything it has been abnormally warm like the universe is laughing at me”.
Winter is officially here. I hope the cold weather arrives soon I need a reason to buy a new pair of jeans.
Have you bought anything so far this winter? Do you shop online to kill time?