Well, it looks like winter is finally here! The summer has long gone and left us, the autumn but re assured us that we have better weather than the likes of
For this blog I’ve put together a few classic examples of how best to survive the winter, inspired by behaviours of our friends, if not cousins in some cases, in the animal kingdom!
On the bright side the crickets die! Pussies! No “calming” croaking for a while, mmm quiet nights sleep!
Bears Hibernate. (Stupid bears) This is a certain attribute that is adopted by a few humans too. Leaving the house for as little time as possible and spending a large majority of time in a pyjamas "onesy" buried deep under a duvet! This is ill advised as it will only insure a longer winter! Television just isn’t that good and winter in
Birds Migrate. Again another attribute adopted by humans and one that I’m taking advantage of myself this year! Winter holidays are a brilliant idea of breaking up a long cold spell; whether they take you to one of the pacific Islands, the tropical part of Aussie, the other side of the planet or even a winter
Mountain Hares change colour to camouflage into the background and get bushier coats, arguably we do the same by changing the colour scheme of our wardrobe and put on an extra few layers. For the shopaholics a change of season is a great excuse to get back into their natural habitat.
Another example of adaption is the common P.O.M; I of course refer to the Brits! They have been growing in numbers and multiplying in New Zealand for a while now, and although seem to have adapted to a Summer Christmas, they also decided to have their cake and eat it too by having a Winter Christmas to boot, usually hosted on the shortest day of the year. Some are even known to pull the Christmas decorations back out for the event, displaying some colour and sparkle in the dull days and early nights!
Shrews change their diet, to adapt to what is available. Now we are talking! We make heart warming food like lamb shanks with lashings of gravy, traditional Coq Au Vin and Bread, butter pudding and conveniently enough all of which are now available at Degree as part of our exciting new Winter Menu.
Now before I give all credit to the animal kingdom for inspiring how we squander away the winter Humans have a trick or two up their sleeves and Degree has a whole new range and a couple of brand new weekly rituals. This Tuesday we welcome Tapas Tuesdays, ideal for huddling together and sharing a snack and on Thursday we see and launch into “Thawed out Thursdays”. We will insure you have Mulled wine and Hot cider for $9.50. This is even better enjoyed outside with the view of the boats wrapped in a blanket. Hand in hand we also have a new range of liquor coffee and flavoured hot chocolate to warm you up.
So we actually do have the ticket to defeat the winter blues down on the Viaduct. Don’t be a stupid Bear (or a cricket for that matter) but take some advice from some of the other animals and before you know it we’ll have summer around the corner again. (Better one this time I hope!!)