It’s November. The month before Christmas. The weather is pants, daylight saving has kicked in (although where exactly we are saving daylight, I’m not too sure, it seems dark at all hours!) and all we want to do is hibernate inside. Well thats OK you know, it’s time we did some relaxing after a busy summer of socialising, holidaying and prosecco-picnicking (my favourite hobby) so rather than feel depressed about being stuck inside, lets enjoy and embrace it! But if we’re going to do this, lets do it right. Here be the essentials for a cosy winters hibernation. (And yes it’s ok to add a shot or two of something stronger to your hot chocolate…. )
Top: Make a simple mug warmer to protect your hands by cutting a length of felt to fit around the mug and tie it in place with twine. Put a cinnamon stick on the join, then secure with a double knot.
1.Christmas tree hot chocolate glass mug, £3.50, Sainsbury’s. 2.Contrast colour metal mug-gold/blue, £15, Oliver Bonas. 3.Lene Bjerre Abella cup with spoon- grey, £9.50, Houseology. 4.Blue Hershey’s Mug, £10, BHS.
Top: Tom Dixon Scented Candle London, £55; Bloomingville Knitted blanket Cream, £149;Autrement Dit Lapland Stag Cushion, £52; Lene Bjerre Mie Throw Off White, £113 all Houseology.
Top: Cedar 3-seater sofa £699, Chunky knit throw £80, Tartan cushion £30, Horse cushion £25, Chunky knit cushion £35, Enslow table lamp £120, Pheasant and Feather wall art £50, Pheasant toile cushion £25, Hurricane lanterns, Small £30, Large £50, and Stag pillar candle holder £18 all House of Fraser.
Top: Keep Calm hot water bottle, £4.95, Dotcomgiftshop.
1.Faux fur hot water bottle, £22.50, White Stuff. 2.Row Pinto Cashmere mini hot water bottle- dark neutral and lilac, £50, Amara. 3. Knitted stag hot water bottle, £19.99, Aroma Home. 4.Penguin hot water bottle, £20, Marks & Spencer.
Top: Oliver Bonas & innocent have teamed up, like a good hat & scarf combo, to help keep older people warm and well in winter. They have have picked out six favourite little hats, and transformed them into life-sized limited edition hats to wear this winter. £5 from each adult hat & £3 from each kids hat goes straight to Age UK. Big knit tutti frutu kids hat, £12, Oliver Bonas.
1.Annabelle bobble hat, £17.50, White Stuff. 2.Reindeer bobble hat, £5, Matalan. 3.Fur pom bobble hat- oatmeal, £15, Marks & Spencer. 4.Luca pom hat knitting kit – ivory white/dusky pink, £35, Stitch and Story.
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