Tuesday, 25 October 2011

5 Reasons to love WINTER!

I have been rather absent from blogging and reading blogs this week as I have been working on my personal statement. Grr I am sure those of you doing any sort of university education appreciate how frustrating it is! This morning I had almost finished a second draft when my laptop died and I have had to wait for my Dad to finish on his computer all day. I'm on the look out for a new (cheap) laptop so if anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it!

All in all I'm a bit stroppy this evening! The cold weather doesn't help. Which leads me neatly onto the subject of today's post...

I'm really a Summer girl. I like being warm and wearing sunglasses and having the window open while I'm driving. I don't like when my feet get cold in the winter, defrosting my car at midnight after work or having to wear 10 layers just to stay warm through the night.

But Winter is a fact of life and luckily there are a few things to keep me going. Here's 5:

Birmingham German Market

Also known as the Birmingham Frankfurt Market. My favourite thing about the season! I love being wrapped up warm, getting some chocolate covered fruit and a hot alcoholic beverage. But which beverage to go for? The classic hot chocolate with Baileys from one of the many German bars, or wander up to the local produce area and get some hot raspberry cider? Or why not both? I love it so much, though not on a Saturday afternoon when it is super busy. I even worked on one of the bars once, I was freezing cold and knackered, not something I'd do again, I have the greatest of respect for everyone who works there!

Wearing gloves to drive in

My world as I knew it changed last year when I received a pair of leather gloves. The first time I used them to drive I could not believe the difference. A small change but a big thing to me! These above are from Accessorize.

It's just such a jolly and exciting time of year. I usually work Christmas Eve and don't mind it because (most) people are so happy and we all say 'Merry Christmas!' to each other. We all go out for a drink after work. I drink lots of Baileys and have a hangover in church the next morning. I also really enjoy buying presents for people. I try to do it early or online so I don't have to deal with the crowds in stores! This year I'm taking part in two blogging secret santas- Faith Hope and Charity Shopping and Cupcake Couture.

New clothes

This photo was taken, ooh gosh, about 3 years ago, my hair is a lot longer now! But it represents wrapping up warm in a lovely coat and scarf and the excitement of being able to go out and buy these things. The hat, tights and coat were from H&M the bag was from Topshop, the scarf was a gift and the boots were from the now defunct Faith (though they seem to have a concession at Debenhams)

An excuse to drink lots of Baileys

Glasvegas make me think of winter so it made perfect sense to me when they released a Christmas EP a couple of years ago (I think). Here's Please Come Back Home.

I was just about to put this up when I saw this post. How different things are in other time zones!


Sophie in the Sticks said...

I have two pairs of driving gloves but somehow both are too small.
I'm a summer girl at heart too, although I am looking forward to wearing my new scarf.

Rafael said...

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SoapyMermaid said...

I am just like you more of a summer girl. but I think I love much your lil winter list!

Francesca Giusti said...

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daisychain said...

I love German markets! I'm super excited to visit the Bath one again this year.

Imogen said...

I totally agree with you about university, I definitely understand that. I wish you the best of luck. I much prefer summer too but there are some benefits of winter for sure.

Anonymous said...

I am way more of a summer girl but I do look forward to cosying up in front of my parents fire on Christmas Eve! So cosy!

Sher said...

you may hate me for saying this but i would so love for winter to come to my part of the world! sadly i could only dream of winter coats and white christmasses from afar.

thegirlhassparke said...

I am a usmmer girl too but you have definitely taken the right approach and looked at the positive side ;-) I bought a sony laptop at the start of the year that I love and it was relatively cheap.