It’s safe to say winter is here as we spend out mornings wrapping ourselves up in jumpers, coats and scarves trying to brave the cold weather. As you know, winter is not my favourite time of year by a long shot, but there’s still lots of things I look forward to. However, I always find that after Christmas, I really feel the January blues while waiting for spring to come along. So this year, I’ve come up with my own winter bucket list to try to make the season a little bit more enjoyable.
Back home in Brighton, we have a lovely ice rink outside the Royal Pavilion. When that goes up, I really start to feel the festive season come alive. But this year, I might wait until after Christmas to give it a go. That will give me something to look forward to and to do something I enjoy when the Christmas-high is gone.
Master a winter warmer recipe
Winter warmer recipes make the cold season so much better. One of my favourite feelings is when you come back home from the cold and make something that really warms you up. I still have to find a good one to make, but over the winter, I plan to master it.
Message old friends
Like me, lots of my friends are now all over the UK studying at uni. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to keep in touch with all of them for one reason or another. This winter, I want to be able to message different people and hopefully meet for a coffee to catch up. I can’t wait to find out what they’ve been up to.
Try a family board game
Christmas is one of the only times in the year that my family all come together. We’re all in different parts of the country and even in different countries! A friend of mine was telling me about escape room board games and it sounds like something I’d love to get my family to try out. Hopefully no one will get too competitive!
Have a big clear out
Every so often, I like to have a clear out of my wardrobe, books and other things to see what I don’t use anymore. This year, I also want to do this at home with all the things I haven’t used in years. Hopefully that will give some more space for the things I actually need.