The UK weather has been so stormy lately with dark mornings, evenings drawing in from 5pm and a drop in temperature.
Ever the optimist though, I do love autumn – it’s a beautiful season. When the leaves fall, the streets become lined with yellow, green and autumnal golden brown. when 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 and 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 The book you’ll wish your parents had read (and your kids will be glad that you did). It is a wonderful reminder that life is hard but were all just doing our best.
A bubble bath – I often generously pour in natural bath oil, light some soy candles, play some vinyl and kick back once the kids are asleep. If you want to add a 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. I know we can’t hug all the people we truly want to in these times (wahhh), but let’s relsih in those we can. Here is an old image of my son cuddling me and my then bump. I didn’t ask him to, he just did which was 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?
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