The pic above shows the reality here, at home. The pic below shows how reality looks like for others living 12 hours flight away and having right now about 45°C higher temperature. They complain about heat, we are freezing. We all complain about the weather no matter where we live. Human nature.
I felt happy being on Mauritius and tried to make the best of my free time. I loved swimming in still lagoons, listening to birds intense twitter, admired the marine life of the nearest coral reef and enjoyed the company of my dear friends.
I even took the book about competition psychology with me and studied it thoroughly. Did not have the time to do it at home.
But even if I enjoyed every minute of my vacation I was happy to return home. I missed my kids and my dogs and my hobby. Just few hours after we came home I took part in a training competition in a cold riding hall. It was fun, despite the low temperature as the atmosphere was warmed up of all friendliness from people sharing the same interest. I love being a part of the team!
I have to complain about the weather though. I really had hoped for some kind of spring when we returned. Instead we have got delayed winter and a real one! Plenty of snow and freezing cold with temperatures dropping below - 15°C during nights. This is not fun at all, as I cannot train the dogs outside. Luckily I have a warm training hall booked once a week through the whole March. Better than nothing...
But spring is coming soon without doubt! The days are much longer and the sun rays feel warm already. It won´t take a long time now!