Here in the Southern Hemisphere, we are preparing for Spring.
In Santiago, Spring is most definitely in the air; buds are opening while pink and white blossoms are lining the pavements. The air has a warmer feel to it, the days are longer and the sky is bluer. Spring is probably my favourite season here in Santiago (I’d choose Summer in London!), as the temperature is perfect; sunny and warm but not swelteringly hot, like it can be in the summer. Needless to say, I am excited for the change of the season.
Whats more, September is an exciting month all over Chile as Chileans celebrate their National day on 18th September, which gives the country two public holidays. This year they fall on Monday and Tuesday – hello 4-day weekend! And, lucky enough my school has the whole week off. So, for the four day weekend, we already have planned a fun adventure north of Santiago, which I’ll be sharing here soon. It’s going to be special!
So, before we Spring out of Winter… and into Spring! Here is what has been happening around here lately:
Settling :: We have lived in our new flat for three months now, and we are fully settled in. It didn’t take long to settle in at all and we are loving how much quieter this new flat is as we moved away from a main road. We love it!
Knitting :: When my mum was here in July, she taught me how to knit and I am just about to finish my very own scarf. I love it and have got two of my friends here on board too. Are any of you keen knitters?
Planning :: Spring and summer adventures. We have a good few public holidays coming up (those two in September and two long weekends in October so we have had some initial ideas of where we can visit), plus my brother is coming to visit next February so we are planning a trip to the desert then!
Reading :: I am currently reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, and I am loving it! What can you recommend at the moment?
Preparing :: to soon reach two years in Chile. How did that happen?! (It’ll be two years on 4th November, which will be here before we know it… crazy!!)
Driving :: (Passager-ing in my case) – we bought a car, which means that our weekends just got a whole lot more exciting.
Swooning :: Over Torres del Paine. Almost two months down the line, I am still almost weekly drooling over my photos from the south of Patagonia, I just can’t get over how beautiful everything was.
Watching :: Narcos! Because it’s my favourite thing ever and Carlos and I somehow managed to watch four episodes of the new series in the first two days… oops! I am also watching the new Great British Bake Off and Educating Greater Manchester.
Yogaing :: Always! I am still always yogaing. My yoga teacher also just trained in yin yoga so I get to enjoy that too! I used to go to yin yoga in London and loved it so I am so glad that I now get to enjoy it here in Santiago too!
Counting :: Down the days until London – 23rd December, I am waiting for you! It’ll be my first London Christmas since 2014 and I just can’t wait! 😀
So, Spring… let’s go! How has your Summer/Winter been and what’s happening for you in Spring/Autumn?
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