10 Things I love about Winter
- The light – there is something magical about the light on a cold frosty clear winters morning. It is so pure and true. Also as someone who hates mornings, I often get to see the sunrise without having to get up at silly o’clock! Then there is the light that comes on a night when snow has fallen, an orange glow that brings the expectation of sledding and cold toes and fingers.
- The food – there is nothing better than returning home from a walk on a cold day to a wonderful roast dinner. Winter is a time of feasting and decadence. It is the time for stodging puddings and custard and cheese. lots of cheese!
- Hot Chocolate – for me winter is all about hot chocolate. A steaming mug of melted chocolate with milk topped with melt in the mouth marshmallows is the perfect antidote to a cold wet day. Add a shot of Bailey’s in the run up to Christmas and then you totally have me!
- The smell – I swear you can smell when snow is coming. No, I am not joking (just call me Lorili). You can smell the cold it is invigorating and clean, even more so by the sea. It wafts through the house when I door is open and I love laying in bed smelling the cold through my open bedroom winter.
- Glitter – My glitter obsession becomes perfectly acceptable during winter when people embrace all things sparkly on trees, cards and even clothing!
- Brushed Cotton Bedding – Cold weather gives me the perfect excuse to get out the flannel bedding. I love nothing more than snuggling under the covers (there is no sharp intake of breath from the cold when you have flannel sheets) of a freshly made bed with brushed cotton bedding. It reminds me of carefree winters of my childhood when my bed has brushed cotton icecream stropped bedding.
- Candles – Now that my boys are older I can embrace candles again. They bring a warming glow and there must be something good in it as the Danish are the happiest people in the world and they use the most candles!
- Winter Woolies – Hats, scarfs, gloves and sweaters and cardigans. I love cocooning myself under a slew of winter woolies. In winter it is perfectly acceptable to dress for warmth and comfort. I can hide my unwashed hair under a beanie and my unshared legs under thick woolie tights.
- Crafts – Winter and the lead up to Christmas is when my love of crafting and creating with kids becomes mainstream. Even noncrafty friends embrace Christmas crafts.
- Christmas Movies and Boxsets – Winter nights are for boxsets and snuggling with my significant other and winter weekends are for watching TV and movies with the family.
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