Ooh baby it’s cold outside.
In fact, it’s freezing. So cold that this morning I found myself wrapping myself up with two scarves and three pairs of socks as I battled against the blustery, frightening chills.
I love Winter but I HATE (notice the capitalisation there to highlight my deep hatred?) being cold. I do not function well in the cold, combine being cold with being hungry and you have the female version of the Incredible Hulk on it’s period…an absolute disaster.
So for all you winter loving, cold hating hooligans out there, this post is the perfect manual on how to enjoy Winter but still keep optimum warmth.
❆ Bulk buy hot chocolate, seriously.
What can make the world’s biggest ice queen melt in two seconds? A delicious, big mug of thick, rich hot chocolate. My mouth is drooling at just the thought of it. The reason I suggest to bulk buy is because you will be consuming this warming beverage so much that you don’t want to be left with the risk of running out and awakening the winter beast.
While I am on this subject, buy a good thermal travel mug as well. It will allow you to transport the chocolate which means happy you throughout your morning commute. Oh, also buy marshmallows as they make everything better. And whipped cream.
❆ Get knitting
Okay, you don’t have to take this one too seriously. I don’t expect everybody to run out and start buying ‘How to knit’ starter kits; however you should definitely invest in a few, key knitwear items.
Think chunky scarfs and fur-lined mittens. My nan started a trend once of knitting her own gloves for the whole family and people at school were soon requesting a pair of Nanny Val’s knitted gloves. So, if you can knit then go full force and create a whole wardrobe, you never know, you could be the next Alexander McQueen of the knitting world.
❆ Hoard those winter blankets
I can’t remember when I specifically started collecting fluffy blankets but I am sure it was a trend that happened after having a particularly bad winter rage episode and regretting that I wasn’t one of those people who hoarded blankets.
Well, guess what? Now I am, and I have no regrets. The first thing I do when I return home from work is snuggle up under a thick, fluffy blanket to help my poor toes warm up and keep my mind sane. They are also great for other things as well, such as building forts, using as table clothes and grabbing quickly to cover you as you run from the bedroom to the kitchen in your underwear, hunting for those vital hibernation snacks.