I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with winter. On the one hand, I love the gorgeous winter scenes and the cozy feeling of sitting by a crackling fire with a glass of wine. On the other hand, I hate the blistering cold wind which seeps into your bones, slippery pavements (I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve fallen) and the yucky slush!
My first encounter with winter was in Australia, where I visited Thredbo, a ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. I had loads of fun in the snow and I even learned to ski (well, if you can call it that!). Through the years, I’ve spent many winters in Amsterdam or visiting other places for more winter experiences. Scroll down for some of my most unforgettable winter experiences: