I've started receiving emails about Christmas. Cath Kidston just sent this:
The countdown begins, eh? Normally, I'd be enraged. Christmas adverts before Halloween has even passed?? But I think being in the southern hemisphere has messed up my brain. For one thing, they don't really get into Halloween here, better yet Thanksgiving. So I'm not in the mindset of using those holidays as landmarks. In the northern hemisphere, I get annoyed at early Christmas talk because I kind of just want to enjoy autumn first, then transition naturally into winter. But here it's spring! And with Christmas comes summer. It has completely confused me, to the point that I'm like, "Christmas? Well, alright, if you insist."