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November 11, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

Chilling out

After the ridiculous heat of Florida, that had me dreaming of ice baths and becoming convinced that I really must be at least part vampire, I promised myself (and whoever else would listen) that I would never complain about being cold again. That didn’t happen, but I do think that I have come to appreciate the cold more. A little bit. At times.

So in semi-celebration of all things chilly, here are my top favourite things about Winter:

10. Hiding my wobbly bits under copious layers, although it does generally leave me looking a bit like a rainbow version of the Michelin man.

9. Snuggling in my pyjamas – I do this all year round but in the winter I can wear as many comfy things as possible without overheating. Generally I am not happy unless I am walking around in layers as thick as a very thick duvet so I can be comfortable wherever I sit/fall.

8. My birthday – especially when I get presents like this:


7. Driving home in the dark – I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t like this but I do. It’s cosy 🙂

6. Scarves – in the Winter Ben lets me rescue all of my scarves from storage (aka smelly, damp garage) and make them feel loved again. I also like to use them as portable pillows.

5. More kitten presence and less kitten presents – Rocky can’t really be bothered to go out and hunt as much now because it is toasty inside so that means less mice and worms (?) and more kitten snuggles.

4. Reading – I know this is cheating because I like reading all of the time but in the Winter I get away with doing it a lot more without people trying to make me go out and do things!

3. Snow days – because snow days equal snow work!

2. Drinking alcohol because it is “warming” – Any excuse and all that 😉

1. Christmasness – particularly bread sauce.



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  1. Cassie / Nov 11 2013 10:15 pm

    You have lovely friends who give you a reading kit. : ) SCARVES are my absolute favorite thing about winter and a really good reason to cuddle.

    • ljbradburn / Nov 26 2013 4:52 pm

      I know, I am very lucky! Just goes to show how well she knows me 🙂 My favourite cuddly scarf is the one my Nan knitted for me, it’s so warm! x

  2. Sherri / Nov 12 2013 11:32 am

    I feel so cosy and snuggly after reading this Lydia – Winter? Bring it on 🙂 x

    • ljbradburn / Dec 4 2013 4:54 pm

      Yep indeed Sherri, we just need to look at Winter as an excuse to be comfy 24/7 🙂 x

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