I hope you had a truly scrumptious Christmas and sparkly New Year.
Well, the snow has arrived and we are certainly feeling the crispy whisper of Jack Frost. Every year I count the days until Spring.
My friends call me the Ice Queen as I really hate the cold and will do everything I can to be as warm as toast.
They laugh at me when we go out as I have so many layers on and all my warm accessories. But, you’ve guessed it, I’m the only one who isn’t moaning from the cold!
Here are a few winter warmer tips for if you’re like me and really feel the cold. Oatmeal porridge every morning topped with bananas helps to keep that morning chill at bay.
I wear Michele Hope camisoles under every top for that extra layer. Also, a brisk walk or jog every morning really gets the blood pumping around the body.
I can’t go out without my hat and scarf to keep the head, neck and chest warm, and I love my leather gloves but they have to be lined with cashmere to keep my hands warm.
Opaque tights under trousers are my life-saver as they are so smooth with no seams. My Centigrade winter coat has been worn to death but it still looks fabulous. My knee-high snow bumper boots are like little heaters for my feet on those early morning shifts. I hear you laughing at lengths I go to to keep warm…
I eat a lot more carbs in the winter and love making winter soups with lots of veg, meat, potatoes or rice. Simply delicious.
I love my hot water bottle at night to pre-warm the bed and a cup of hot semi-skimmed milk with a teaspoon of honey before I snuggle into my Northern Nights feather bed and duvet.
I’m not the only one in the Franks household who feels the cold. One morning last week after a very cold night I found Scruncher wearing my Butler & Wilson Bulldog T-shirt. I think he must have snuck into my designer drawer overnight after feeling the chill. I guess I will have to buy another one as this one has found a new owner.
Any more tips on keeping warm would be appreciated as it’s a long time until that warm sun shine!
My husband walks around in a T-shirt all year! I feel cold just looking at him…brrr!
Keep healthy, happy and above all warm!!