What do you look forward to most at Christmas? Do you enjoy all the hustle and bustle of shopping and partying, or do you prefer to snuggle up at home in the warm? I’m definitely in the cosy camp…sure I like to let my hair down, and I love a bit of shopping 😉 But at this time of year it can all get a bit frantic and overwhelming. I do not relish getting hot and bothered in shopping centres loaded with bags…and that’s after sitting in traffic jams and struggling to find a car parking space. That’s not what the festive season should be about. What I look forward to most about this time of year is staying cosy at home over Christmas with family.
I’ve got the perfect set up too: my hand knitted chunky blanket, a good book, cute foxy mug and a fabulous new fleece robe from Hunkemoller. There’s something so festive about new pyjamas and dressing gowns…I probably won’t want to get dressed on Christmas Day! I’ll certainly be taking every opportunity to take some time out to relax in the next week. I think sometimes we work ourselves into a frenzy because Christmas seems so far away…and then suddenly it’s upon us. Luckily I have a couple of days off work mid week so that will give me the opportunity to get any last minute gifts. Although I’ve done most of it online from the comfort of home.
Creating a cosy atmosphere at home makes the long, dark evenings much more bearable. The weather has been dreadful the last few days, but I find listening to the rain and wind outside when you’re all snuggled up is really comforting. I’ve been making the effort to read a bit more, both for myself and to Isobel. I loved reading as a child, but I find myself spending too much time on my phone and not enough time with a book. I’m a big fan of historical non fiction books, especially those about the Tudor period. Reading at bedtime helps me to feel sleepy…and it seems to have the same effect during the day too – not long after we took these photos I fell asleep!
Robe c/o Hunkemoller
Disclaimer: Items marked “c/o” means I was gifted them in exchange for a review. All words and opinions are my own.