When I was a little girl, I remember my Mum telling me that the older you get, the faster time passes. And now, Christmas is approaching with speed, and her little saying is starting to run true! I always find winter is a difficult time of year for me, one that I dread a little. Things that I would deal with perfectly well when the sun is shining always seem that little bit harder. I feel like eating a ridiculous amount of carbs and hibernating under a blanket.
So, I thought I’d share with you my little festive favourites that have kept me going so far this year, in the hopes that they might make your winter season that little bit brighter too.
Ask my husband how many candles I currently own, and he’ll probably say ‘too many!’ But I find they are an easy way of creating an atmosphere, and if they’re scented, even better! This year my favourite has to be this ‘Sugared Almond’ jar candle from Primark. It smells exactly like marzipan, and is a steal at £3. I’ve been so worried about running out I bought two spares…oops.
Or any warm beverage for that matter! When I’m feeling overwhelmed, i’ll force myself to make a cup of tea, sit down, and take a breather for 5 minutes. This year I’ve been addicted to Aldi’s Spiced Chai Infusion. It’s great on it’s own, or with milk, and is like Christmas in a cup. They stock a Mulled Wine Infusion, too, which is equally lovely.
The Little Book of Hygge:
I bought this book on Amazon after seeing various good reviews on the web, and because ever since visiting Denmark i’ve been intrigued by the people and their lifestyle. And I have to say, it’s a lovely little read. It’s full of beautiful images, little tips on cosying up your home and reminders to look after yourself during the winter period. Definitely worth a read if your feeling a little glum.
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas!