Two weeks from now and it’s officially winter here in Australia. Cold days, chilly nights are just some adjectives that best describe winter. But since we live in Sydney, we do not experience blizzard here. We have to drive for at least 6 hours to go to snowy mountain to do tobogganing or skiing. This means that enjoying the outdoors during winter is still possible. Yes, I do believe that outdoor space can still be appreciated to the fullest with your family and friends as long as we keep ourselves warm by
1. Placing some heating elements outside to combat the low temperature and make your guests comfortable
source ( Place gas heaters or heat lamps where you will eat and drink )
source ( Place candles on the floors not just to light the way but to add warmth)
source ( Here down under, we do not need to store away our cushions during winter since we are not expecting any snow. So, lots of cushion can be a trick to keep us warm especially if the fabric is right
source ( If there is a chance, you can place some curtains to add style and to control the wind which can really be very cold )
There you go, let not winter stop you from being in touch with nature or enjoying your outdoor space. As they say, “if there’s a will, there’s a way”.
Next time, I will show you our outdoor space during winter.
It’s always winter time here in Australia so it means there will be less barbecues outside and outdoor space will not be used often. However, lately, I felt the itch in looking after what is under our grill. My husband always cleans the grill after Bbq parties but as we know, cleaning comes first then organization. So this is where I come in now. A bit of “TLC”..tender loving care from me. Let me show you first how it looked like before:
Not pleasing absolutely!
Then I thought of some metal tins I have inside, one is a metal tin for biscuits which I painted with charcoal paint before and never used it. Now, I have decided what to write:
This is exactly right for some of our Grill accessories. Then I used another larger metal bin which I originally used in our bathroom but as per suggestion of my husband, it needs to go from its original position since metal and water are a perfect combination for rust formation. Now, it has a new spot. So this is what you can find now under our grill:
Here is another photo:
I can say that these will rest for a while until winter is over, but it’s always a nice feeling to know that what is “under” or what is “inside” is as good as what you can see “outside”.
Wherever you are, whatever season you’re into, happy organizing from the “world down under”.
Linking this to: Common Ground, 52 Mantels, The Shabby Nest