@Tinachris - I just don't get the jacket and thongs thing in winter. I mean why wear a big jacket or jumper but then wear thongs on your feet?? Is it some "warm up top cold down below " thing?
DH's nieces constantly wear big jumpers and rubber thongs in winter and then say how cold they are??? Eh??? Emm - maybe change into shoes or boots then?
Maybe originally being a Northern hemisphere person and a non native Queenslander there is some winter thong gene that I am missing.
No offence intended to any winter thong and jacket wearers!