I went to the Farmers’ Market early this morning and forgot to put on my hat and gloves. It was so cold that I felt like my fingers were falling off haha! When I checked the temperature, it was 2 degrees — already too cold for me!  I just wanted to crawl back in bed and get cozy.  I’m dreading the onset of the winter months. I am not looking forward to another five-six months of wearing layers of clothes, heavy coats, boots, gloves and hats. 

You’d think I’m already used to this kind of weather because London has been my home for almost 18 years now.  Nope! I am a tropical girl and do not enjoy wearing winter outfits.  Having said that, I am so blessed to call London my home. God has been so good in allowing me to live in one of the most prestigious cities in the world.  It is a beautiful place full of fascinating history whichever way you turn.  I’ve been able to see London from the beautiful spring and summer months through to harsh and long autumn and winter season for the last 17 years, and it has enabled me to gain a lot of perspectives on things.

From a weather perspective, it is not like Greece, or any of the Mediterranean city that is beautiful throughout the year.  While some people like the freezing cold weather, and the rain (not me though), it can get especially cold, grey, wet and very windy, and sometimes snowy during the winter months. So visitors have to come at the right time in order for them to really enjoy the city.  Whenever I am asked by family and friends when is the best time to visit, my response is always, “Visit in the summer months, July or August, or early autumn, September or October.”

I found this 3 minute video of London on a bright and sunny day.  It is captivating and worth watching.