Oct 182014

Merry Christmas

As Christmas is coming closer I always feel a little sad. I really miss Christmases in The Netherlands with my family and it was always my favourite time of year. I love going to church on Christmas Eve when it’s dark outside and every house you walk past has a Christmas tree up in lights. I love waking up on Christmas morning and opening the curtains to (hopefully) find a thick pack of snow, I love the sound of snow crushing under your feet, the tingling of your nose in the cold, the warmth of a scarf and mittens and the time spent went family around a fire place. And then I moved to Australia…

Snow in the Netherlands

The view from my parents’ living room

After 8 years I have come to accept that the cold Christmas is no more so we’re celebrating a warm Christmas instead. We are lucky to have a ducted air conditioner in our home with outlets in most rooms so I am not too bothered by the hot weather anymore, as long as I can stay inside! I guess I have swapped my cold Christmas for a cool one. I love that you can control the whole house with the press of a button and as the vents are discreetly located in the ceiling they are safe from little fingers and don’t affect your decor like a wall unit would. Of course there is an upside to all this warm weather too: gorgeous summer dresses, strappy sandals, picnics and trips to the beach with the family, there are plenty of ways to have fun in the sun.

Our beautiful Cristmas girl

Our beautiful Cristmas girl

Just as I wasn’t prepared for the hot summers I also didn’t expect the winters to get this cold. Obviously in The Netherlands it gets a lot colder but the houses are much better insulated and have central heating throughout where as in most Australian homes you really feel the chill. Ideally if we ever move house I would like to invest in a reverse cycle air conditioner that both heats and cools with one clever system, that way you can easily regulate your temperature all year around no matter the season.


If energy efficiency, low noise, low maintenance and excellent product warranty are on your list of must-have air conditioner features make sure you check out Toshiba (Yes, they make more than just computers!), to read up on Toshiba technology and to locate a dealer near you visit www.toshiba-aircon.com.au.

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