It’s more than a little bit ironic that I’m writing this post in front of the blasting air-conditioner while outside it’s a scorching 40 degrees. Ah well, it’s time to cast my mind forward to icy days and chilly nights and thing about my favourite things about Winter.
1. Cozy knitwear
As a total yarn-a-holic, I can’t help but list knitwear as my number 1 Winter love. I adore wrapping up in a cozy jumper and a silly hat and braving the elements. I scour the op-shops months before the weather begins to turn cold so that I have a great collection of jumpers to wear as soon as the first chilly morning hits.
2. Layering on the blankets
Few things make me feel cozier than a pile of squashy blankets to cuddle up under. When the wind is howling outside, I love to wrap myself in a crocheted blanket to watch a movie or read a book. And in Winter my bed more closely resembles a nest with all the blankets and quilts I pile onto it.
3. Endless pots of tea
Although you can drink tea at any time during the year, in Winter it’s particularly warming. I stock up on many different varieties and make endless pots of Oolong, Earl Grey, Melbourne Breakfast and Jasmine White to get me through those cold days.
4. Night time walks
There is something pretty magical about bundling yourself up in all your coats and scarves and going out for a night time walk in winter. It sounds a bit mental, but it’s actually amazing. I like to go at about 11pm, and there is nobody else around. The sky is dark and the air is just so clear and crisp. I feel like I’m the only one on the planet and I go home with a head full of ideas and a heart full of happiness.
5. Comfort food
Winter is definitely the season for good food. One of my favourite ways to warm up is to cloister myself in my kitchen and whip up some serious comfort food. Soups, stews, curries, cakes, cookies and puddings are all perfect winter foods. They’re deliciously warming, and they leave you feeling happy and satisfied.
What are your favourite things about Winter? Leave your own list in the comments or send me a link to your own 5 Fandom Friday post.