Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Why I Love Winter Time!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Why I Love Winter Time!

I have never been a summer person - much to the dismay of my mother, who literally sits by the outdoor pool on holiday in Torquay on CHRISTMAS DAY - and comes in insisting that she has a sun tan (No mother, its called frostbite....)
I just find the whole sun lounging thing very boring - I can force myself to do it for an hour or so while listening to music, but that's my limit - I feel on edge all the time, worried about insects landing on me or wasps stinging me - I want to be able to read but NO sunbathing position is ever comfortable for reading....It's just no fun.
Plus I don't tan - I am extremely pasty and my skin refuses to go brown. It just goes lobster red, peels and goes right back to white again.
I also hate the unpredictable weather in the summer - yes summer dresses are pretty but it is almost impossible to know when to buy them in this country! You simply cannot predict when the sunshine might come out to play...
Add to this my hatred of sticky sun lotion, beaches, and everything else summer related and you can see why it's not my favourite time of year...
But WINTER I adore!
Again, people are often mystified by this but I don't understand why Winter isn't everybodys favourite season....
I love the snow and although its rare, when we do get it I am in heaven - it is just so beautiful and who doesn't love an excuse not to go to work?!
I love the smell of the air outside in winter, I love the look of the bare trees, I love the excitement in the air in December and the hustle bustle as everybody gets ready for Christmas, I love seeing the lights everywhere - I ADORE Christmas and New Year themselves.
I'm quite excited that this year we will have a real fire to be able to use in the Winter - something I've never had before!
I can't think of anything more relaxing or romantic than snuggling up in front of a cosy fire at home, reading a good book - a MUCH better alternative to sunbathing if you ask me! 
Of course if you don't have the real thing at home, you can buy great quality electric fires these days and nothng beats traditional inset wood burning stoves!
Even winter fashions are my favourite....big snuggly jumpers and comfortable boots .... no need to flash the flesh so indulging in all the hot chocolate with marshmallows I want! Bliss!!

What's your favourite time of year and why? As always, I'd love to hear from you!

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