And the theme is Seasonal Survival tactics. Now admittedly, I imagine this is more tailored for those who are facing the prospect of little ones returning to or starting school. We have this to look forward to- admittedly, I am not looking forward to it, this sign of children growing up is not something I want to think about.
But surviving the onslaught of dark mornings and dark nights is something I have got used to since ‘becoming a grown up’ and having the most random work schedule.
So here goes:
1. Invest in a gorgeous coat: retail therapy at its best, once you have purchased said coat you almost look forward to the right (cold) weather to wear it. I find this happiness doubles when you find the perfect snowsuit for your little one:
2. Invest in a good ice scraper and lots of de-icer: I’m sure the de-icer isn’t strictly ‘friendly’ but leaving the house at 5am isn’t friendly either, so best to get on the road without disturbing others.
3. Dig out or purchase a slow cooker: Something I’m looking forward to this winter. A good friend introduced me to the wonderful smell of a casserole in a slow cooker. The perfect cold weather food, easily prepared.
4. Pack away your summer clothes: There is nothing more depressing than facing gorgeous summery clothes as you see how many layers least resembles the Michelin man. Not withstanding the odd gorgeous autumnal day, pack away the summer outfits to look forward to next year.
5. Look forward to Christmas: is it ever too early?