Once again I am playing catch up with an old Five Fandom Friday prompt. The five things I love about winter. This prompt was originally from January 2014. Winter is my least favourite season. But that hasn’t stopped me thinking of a few things I love about this time of year. (In case you are
Five Fandom Friday: Five things I love about Winter!
1. Cosy Knits
As a knitter, Winter is the ideal time to show off some of my finished knitting projects. Be it a bobble hat, extra long scarf or cosy mittens. I love adding a handmade item to my outfit every day. If I am chilling at home, I love to wear a hand knitted pair of socks, especially if they are made using a luxury yarn like merino or cashmere.
2. Snow Days
If you have read a novel by Charles Dickins you would think that we get a lot of snow in London. The truth is, we don’t. Whilst we get a lot of rain, which might turn into snow. It very rarely settles. However, once every so often, we will have a heavy snowstorm and it will turn into a “snow day.” Last February, we had one of these epic storms, the airports shut, tube and trains stopped running. So we had to spend a few days locked up inside watching TV.
3. Binge Watching TV shows
Which brings me to my next favourite thing about winter. I know, technically, you can binge watch TV at any time of the year. But there is something amazing about snuggling up on the sofa, under a blanket and watching episode after episode of your favourite TV show.
4. Hot Chocolate
Whilst, coffee will always be my drink of choice to do like a cheeky hot chocolate (with marshmallows) in the winter. On milder days, I love to get a hot chocolate from my local coffee shop and have a walk in the park or along the river. On colder days, I prefer to have a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn whilst watching TV.
Obviously, I love Christmas! Whilst I do get very stressed whilst buying presents and rushing around trying to wrap them. But, I do try and take advantage of all the Christmassy things. Drinking gingerbread lattes and eating mince pies. Or to visit some of the Christmas themed events in London like Winter Wonderland. Of course, come, Christmas Eve, I am well and truly in the festive mood and forget all the stress!