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
- 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
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!
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:
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!