Winter is practically here! The days are getting shorter and thoughts are turning to the festive season. Those of us who are organised, are already buying Christmas presents! Here’s a few things to look forward to this winter…

COSY CLOTHES

Bring on the chunky knit jumpers, velvet dresses, big coats, hats and scarves and fleece lined tights!

Let’s get layering up, baby it’s cold outside…

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

It’s time to browse through the trinket stalls and have a Hot Chocolate with a Bratwurst, while getting into the Christmas spirit.

SNOW

I keep holding out for a white Christmas, or snow in general. It may never happen, but no harm in wishful thinking. You’re never too old to build a snowman!

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

This has to be my favourite, I have to buy at least 2 new decorations every year! I love decorating my tree, making it colourful and sparkly. Buildings lit up with beautiful fairy lights, makes everywhere look so much more prettier.

FILMS

Bring on Oliver, Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone and The Muppet Christmas Carol! There’s so many winter films out there, but these are my personal favs!

DARK LIPS & SPARKLE

We’ve all adjusted from nude to plum lips, now it’s time to bring out the dark reds and dark plums. Along with sparkling eye-shadows!

BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS

It’s not just about chocolate anymore. It’s all about having mini products, which are fab to test out and are travel friendly! The Body Shop, Kiehl’s, Jo Malone and M&S do fantastic calendars, but be quick these particular ones sell out fast!

WINTER FOOD

Hearty stews, midweek roasts with plenty of gravy and brussel sprouts…well for me anyway! And not forgetting Christmas spiced coffees and mince pies!