Unless you have been living in a cave for the past few days it cannot have escaped your attention that the nights are drawing in. Winter, dear friends, is coming – as we all knew it would (although we clung to the warm weather like limpets to a rock). But the demise of British Summer Time need not send us spiralling into a depression. Summer has gone, that much is true, but far from being summer’s miserable cousin, winter brings with it a whole new list of reasons to be happy. Reasons like:
1. We can invest in new bedding
When winter arrives and the sunlight hours decrease it is more crucial than ever that we get a good night’s sleep, not least to fight off the threat of Seasonal Affective Disorder. So as the colder months approach what better way to prepare than with some goose down pillows and a nice 13.5 tog goose down duvet? S.A.D? Not me. I’m Z.Z.Z…..
2. We can buy new clothes
Last year’s wardrobe’s been eaten by moths? Never mind, you can always clear it out and invest in some new choice threads to keep your smile white hot when the temperature drops…
3. Animal hats are back in vogue
…and animal slippers, ear muffs, slipper socks…
4. We have an excuse to get the hot water bottle out of retirement
What can be better than retiring to bed with a miniature heater and a good book? Cosy.
5. We can drink hot chocolate like it’s going out of fashion
For the rest of the year it would seem gluttonous, but when winter rolls around it’s perfectly acceptable to drink hot chocolate every day. Yum.
6. It’s CHRIIIISSSSTMAAAAAS
Okay, so not everyone loves the festive season, but surely everyone appreciates having some time off work?
7. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…
Snow crocodile anyone?
See? Winter’s not so bad after all – embrace it!