Make the most of winter.

Winter might not be everyone's cup of tea and I don't blame them ... getting dark early, being freezing cold .. etc etc.

I'm not a huge fan of winter myself but I try to make positives from it. There are actually a few little things to enjoy about winter. Here are my top picks =]

1) Hot drinks

There's nothing better than having a hot drink in your hands on a cold day. I love tea (Yorkshire tea is the best), rich hot chocolate piled with whipped cream and marshmallows and also the odd coffee when I get a chance to pop into a cafe. 

I really enjoy the choice of coffees available at this time of the year with their festive flavours. So far i've tried a Black Forest hot chocolate from Costa (tastes like Wagon Wheels), salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks - which I hope they still have this year or I will cry. 

Today I tried an Amaretto latte from Nero which was pretty nice ... I don't think I would get it again though.

The Costa gingerbread man latte (see pic) is on my wish list though :) but to be fair I only secretly want it for the cute little gingerbread man on top! I'm 100% sure i'm not the only one.

2) Christmas in the home

At this time of the year the home comes to life with a bit of Christmas spirit. We have finally put our Christmas tree up and this year it's an actual real one so I was very excited - I haven't had a real tree since I was 3 maybe, I don't remember! The front room now smells of pine and cinnamon candles. I actually want to spend time in the living room at this time of the year because of the warmth and atmosphere that the decorations bring.

3) Cosy PJs

It's too cold to wear anything else so crack open the PJ drawer! 

4) Snow

Snow can be exciting for everyone, not just kids. I don't like to be out in it for too long but I like to admire it from the safety of my window, very picturesque :)

England isn't always guaranteed a decent amount of snow and rarely snows at Christmas. We usually get it around January/ February here.

The scary snowman is the last time I made one nearly 5 years ago - how time flies!

 

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