Thursday, 14 December 2017

Tis The Season To Get Cozy

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Greetings to you all from the depths of my blanket cocoon on the sofa! How is the weather by you right now? Following on from a very snowy weekend, here in the Netherlands, we've resorted to using the humble canoe to do our grocery shopping... It's non-stop rain right now with a side order of blustering wind and just a hint of icy slush. There can only be one thing for it then... hibernation!


Today I bring you my guide to getting cosy and making the most out of being imprisoned by Winter. Prepare for a weekend of rosy cheeked, laziness- completely guilt free erm weather! and the perfect excuse to rest up and take stock. Even if the sun is shining where you are but you're in need of some Christmas spirit or if you suffer from the blues this time of year then there may well be a few tricks in this here post to help you along the festive season.


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- Let us begin by setting the scene! Light your favourite scented candles, yes that's right the ones you treated yourself to but don't want to burn for fear of 'wasting' them- those ones! Switch on your fairy lights, grab your softest blankets and cushions and get some mood music going- my preferred playlists of choice are either 1940s/50s radio or a magical movie soundtrack.


- Next step is a cosy costume! For me pjs are a must when having some seasonally induced me time but whatever allows you to lounge to the max will work. A fluffy jumper, luxe knits, ride or die yoga pants, chunky socks, thick woolly tights, an old hoody- whatever your weapon of choice, suit up and prepare for phase 3.


- Snackage! Now this could be fully prepared in advance comfort food such as soup or cheese toasties, but freshly popped popcorn lends a delicious smell as well as taste, mulled wine is always a crowd pleaser or go old school with bearded gingerbread biscuits and traditional Austrian meringue wreaths accompanied beautifully by my favourite Muggle Friendly Butterbeer Hot Chocolate recipe! Tis the season to be merry so go ahead and treat yourself!


- Once you're all set and ready to snuggle in then it is simply a case of doing your most relaxing/ indulgent activity of choice. Here are a few of my tried and tested holiday faves:

  • Wrap yourself up into a human burrito and settle in with your most beloved book (call me obvious but Harry Potter is always a great idea this time of year!)
  • Get crafty and make your Christmas cards in front of the telly
  • Crack out the golden oldies and play a classic Hollywood movie whilst whilst knitting a handmade gift for a loved one
  • Create a cheesy festive playlist to sing along to as you soak in the tub
  • If there was ever a board game season, this is it! Get the whole gang round and create some fabulous new memories with a games night
  • Skype your bestie! For those that have busy lives or live a distance from your best people, having a good old catch up over the internet could be just the ticket to inject some fun into those rainy days
  • Movie marathon! Can't be missed, there are so many great Chrimble films to choose from. Just remember to implement step 3!
  • Talking of sweet treats, why not bake yourself family some homemade chocolate chip cookies or any wild and imaginative flavour you can think up (Terrys Chocolate Orange and marshmallow anyone?)
  • Bust out your DIY moves and hand craft a festive wreath to bedeck your front door and to welcome your hibernation buddies

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However you choose to spend your blustery Winter days be sure to enjoy the smaller moments, be kind to yourself and others, make time for the special people in your life and for all the things that make you happy and don't forget your ugly jumper! Happy Holidays!

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