Do you like winter? I don’t like it very much. The only thing I like about winter is New Year and the long holidays I have in January. We never go abroad or somewhere else because we always spend New Year with the family and friends.
I have always waited for the last day at school and at the University. Usually it’s the 29th or 30th of December. And then I feel free, it seems that these 10 or 12 days will be endless and I will have an opportunity to do what I want.
The first thing I dream of is to sleep a bit longer than usual. But this is really important only on the 1st and 2nd of January. I can’t live happily, though, as I always remember that the exams will come soon and I have to cram for them. The first days of winter holidays are not very effective in this regard – I make great plans, but the outcome is mean.
There is not much to do outdoors in winter, so I mostly stay home, visit my relatives and friends, read books and magazines or simply surf the Internet, but this kind of activity seems to be the most useless and I try to cut down on the time I spend at the computer. Long winter evenings are good for watching films. I like to watch films in English and write down new words to learn them later.
As for outdoor activities quite a lot of my friends are keen on skating, they always invite me to join them and go to the skating rink, but I have never tried it, so I refuse. I am fond of skiing, but I did it four or five years ago last time. Maybe I will buy new skis next year.
If it is not too cold, I take short walks in the morning or in the evening. I have my camera with me and take interesting winter photos of nature. I like to edit them later and publish on the Internet.
On the last day of the holidays I am surprised how they have flown by. To tell the truth, I would somehow cut off a month from summer holidays and add it to winter holidays. Or at least two or three weeks. I don’t think it is fair, that there is too much rest in summer, while students need some more time in winter.
After all, winter holidays are a great time, as we really feel refreshed after a long period of studies, and I think life would be much harder if there weren’t any break at school and at the University in winter.