It never felt like it was going to get there but it’s now officially cold and that’s definitely got me feeling a bit Christmassy!

Now, I would say I’m a summer girl, there’s nothing like a pair of flip flops and summer dress and feeling the warmth of the sun on your face. But I do love snuggling u, nice and warm to watch a good movie in the winter months!

So, to get you started, here is my keeping cosy checklist:

  • Hot chocolate
  • Your favourite mug for the above hot chocolate
  • Furry blanket
  • Slippers
  • Onesie
  • Mood lighting – ideally fairy lights & candles
  • A good film – you can’t go wrong with ‘The Holiday’

And last but not least…

  • a hot water bottle


furry hot water bottle


We have only just turned the heating on so this last one has been a bit of a saviour – boil the kettle and instant heat!

In fact, I’m sitting here writing this with a mug of hot chocolate, a packet of digestive biscuits and my new hot water bottle from the Hot Water Bottle Shop. I’m a little bit obsessed with how soft it is and I LOVE the colour!


hot water bottle


I remember that this time of year was always a struggle at uni in draughty, damp shared houses. I’ve got memories of going to the library just to keep warm (and maybe do a bit of studying!), living in my onesie and making endless hot drinks in an effort to stay just a liiiiitle bit cosy!

So for any cold, shivering uni students out there here are some top tips:


how to keep warm


One thing to remember is to always be careful when using a hot water bottle. Here’s a little video to help you out and make sure you’re keeping safe.

What are your favourite ways to stay cosy? Let me know in the comments below!




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