I haven’t seen much of Australian winters in the past 9yrs, but I must say that I do love winters here too. I love the rainy days at home, the fire is always going to cosy next to and the bush seems as beautiful as it could possibly be. It’s nice being near my family too, we all have birthdays in winter and it will be the first time I will celebrate my little twin nieces’ birthday with them. My mum and dad can come out cutting wood with us to share a morning bbq in the bush. I miss Queenstown terribly, the snow, friends, the buzz of Winterfest, the amazing restaurants and cafes, but there are sacrifices with everything in life and spending winter here is all ok too.