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Get cosy and hide from the rain with these ideas
Posted September 15, 2015 by Bethanie Lunn
This week so far has been so stormy, with dark mornings, evenings drawing in from 5pm and a drop in temperature. I’ve tried to avoid saying it out loud but I think summer is over. Nooo!
Ever the optimist, I’m now looking forward to autumn – it’s a beautiful season. When the leaves fall, the streets become lined with yellow, green and autumnal brown, sunlight peeps through the bare trees while we get cosy in oversized coats outside and with large cups of cocoa inside.
So in honour of snug season, here are my favourite ways to hide away to cosy up…
Enjoy a hot drink – there’s something about a warming cuppa in a large mug that makes me feel comforted. Team it with slippers and a duvet, a sofa and the TV and you’re all set for my kinda cold-weather heaven.
A good read – whether it’s a mag, blog or book, lose yourself in it and escape the gloom. Throw in some yummy snacks and you’re all set. I tend to read at least three titles at once. I love a quality magazine to be inspired by good journalism and I usually read one educational book and a fictional title. Right now, I’m reading Not That Kind of Girl and in opposition, a potty training manual. Ha ha!
Cosy Nightwear – essential for sofa-comfort on cosy nights in. At 17 weeks pregnant now and already massive, I’ve looked into retaining my usual style (why the heck not?), but with a whole new level of comfort. The problem: much of the maternity nightwear has no style! The good news: you don’t always have to wear maternity clothing. I shopped at Boux Avenue recently and got this gorgeous Night Shirt and Hooded Robe*. With quality fabrics and cuts, you can afford to go up a size or two without losing the shape of the garment, and risk looking like a bag of rags, so I chose two sizes up to cater for a growing bump. I love Boux since the collections are beautiful and well made but affordable.
A bubble bath – my sister, Mel has a shower room and no bath at home so when she recently indulged in my bath, she said she’d forgotten how good they are. They really are aren’t they, especially when suffering the aches and pains pregnancy can bring. I often generously pour in the foam bath, light some candles, play some vinyl and kick back once the little one is asleep. If you want to add different kind of bubbles in your glass too (also my favourite past time), go ahead.
Cuddles – this works any day, any time of year but especially well when it’s cold and miserable. Here is my son cuddling me and bump. I didn’t ask him to, he just did which is very special. Until he gets too old and thinks hugs are uncool and doesn’t want to go near me, I’l take ’em all day, every day.
What are your favourite ways to cosy up? x
*PR samples of nightwear were provided for me but all opinions are my own.