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Sometimes you need to give your sofa a break
Daylight saving is long gone, you've broken two umbrellas in the recent storms and you haven't taken your Ugg boots off for the past fortnight. Winter-itis has set in, and like a hibernating bear, you've decided to stay indoors until spring.
Thankfully there are some fabulous things that you can do around Bondi that will get you out of hibernation, warm you up and put a smile back on your face.
Cosy up with an old book and a 'lullaby nightcap' (warm, malted milk with honey, nutmeg and cinnamon) at Gertrude and Alice cafe/bookstore.
Dig out your best neon and lycra for Retro Sweat. Source: Flickr - Aimee Ray
Thursday: Early morning whale watching along the Bondi to Bronte walk.
Whale watching season typically begins in early May and finishes in December, so now is a great time to keep your eye out for these majestic creatures. It's always exciting when walking along the Bondi to Bronte walk to see a cluster of people pointing seaward and realise that you've arrived just at the right time to enjoy the show.
Where: Various points along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk for those lucky enough to pick the right day
Enjoying a warm chai tea at the Bondi Farmers Market
You'll be so exhausted from your week of winter fun that you won't want to face cooking at home, so enjoy a juicy roast dinner at The Bucket List or The Hill Eatery.
The Bucket List - Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi ($25 roast that includes a mouth-watering 12 hour slow cooked lamb shoulder served with roast pumpkin, baby kipfler potatoes and winter greens, salsa verde and gravy).