Liv Hambrett

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Winter Sky

Although we only have 23 days left of my least favourite season and Spring is already making herself known with warmer days and pollen, the sky is still Winter. A true Winter sky in Sydney is the crispest, clearest thing. It is like looking at the world through a thin, clean pane of glass, like if you breathe you will fog it up.


Every single day since I have been back, has had a blue sky, if not for the whole day then at least part of it. I missed the unusually long rainy spell we had here and cruised in, just in time for some big, cold, clear skies. It has been a complete novelty. In a German Winter, you can go weeks without seeing the merest hint of blue and that heavy, impenetrable greyness can be unbearable. It drove me crazy.


Not here, though. Here we do blue like we do good coffee and warm Christmases.


And I love that.

Snapped at the beach the other day.


  1. travelangels

    8 August, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    lovely pics, I know about the unbearable grey in Germany, that’s why I prefer the eternal blue of Greece…

    1. Liv

      10 August, 2012 at 12:28 am

      Hahaha, yes, I have to say I much prefer eternal blue as well!

      1. travelangels

        10 August, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        I love your latest post, every decision brings a phase where you are not sure..but everything does happen for a reason – you will find out in due time, – I wish you all the best!!

  2. Jacky

    9 August, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Tell me about it, Liv! And the Sydney winters are short, not the intolerable six, seven month horror they are in northern europe. Sounds like you’re making the adjustment….gradually!

    1. Liv

      10 August, 2012 at 12:27 am

      That’s it! 3 month winters (IF that) and then Spring comes. So much more bearable than these 6 month seasons up north, where it sends you slowly insane.

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