For about 7 years I lived in cities where it could get quite cold (not Russia types of cold, but chilly one would say...... being an island girl anything below 20celcius was winter for me). And still every time I fly back to Europe it takes me a while to mentally prepare for the drop in temperature. Though some times the reason for going might not be great, it is nice to go back to a place I called home for a few years.
So the coming two weeks I am preparing for winter :)
My coat is at the dry cleaners, my gloves are airing out (in the Caribbean sun - keeps your hands warmer after....I am sure....) and my boots need some polishing. Pretty soon I will be ready to go.