To be completely honest with you, I dread winter.
The first snowfall is amazing, especially for the kids, but after about a week, I’m done. I hate getting my snow tires on. I don’t love wearing layers-upon-layers of clothes, brushing off my car every day, having my nose freeze every time I leave the house, cleaning up puddles of melted snow off my floor… you understand!
However, we live in Canada – more specifically the snowbelt of Ontario – and winter is inevitable. I have decided to embrace winter this year because it’s comprised of half of our year and a that’s a lot of time to spend in dread!
This year I’m going to skate more often, pull out my dusty snowshoes, and maybe try skiing again. I’m going to play in the snow more with the kids, go tobogganing and make forts. There’s so much to do and explore in our area this season, so don’t let half a year go to waste just because it’s cold outside (but I’m still booking a trip south, even if just for a week!).
We have all worked hard on another great publication for you this winter and we’re proud to say this is our second anniversary issue! So take yourself away to Spain on a train through the eyes of local John Towler, keep yourself healthy this holiday season, learn about great tips for life insurance, read about Wiartonʼs world-record holding female pilot in a story by our very own Linda Thorn, and join a Port Elgin man on his quest to better understand his father by retracing his steps during the Second World War. We are also introducing a new feature called ʻClassic Curb Appealʼ which will feature a local classic car, so contact us if youʼd like to see your baby in print.
As always, thank you to our loyal readers, writers, distributors and advertisers, some of whom have been with us since we launched two years ago! And, however you choose to spend your winter, please stay healthy and try to make the most of it. See you in the spring!