I hate winter. It’s cold and it’s miserable and I get horribly depressed every time October rolls around – all the way until April or May. I have no favourite winters, only really foggy memories of being cold and sleeping endlessly and getting drunk to pass the time. But perhaps I am being unfair, and as it is winter again – my first one not going back to school – I decided to dream up some winter +s. My favourite things about winter that don’t occur in those fleeting weeks of summer we have here in Brighton.
♡ Chrismukkah ♡
In our household, we not only celebrate Christmas but nine days of Christmas/Hanukkah goodness. A la The O.C.. It’s cute. I now opt not to go back to Leicester and instead make dinner at home with my partner and our dog and it’s the best. No family to pretend to like, no gross food, no pressure to get dressed and go out.
♡ Autumn Clothes ♡
Thought I so love sun and degrees of 20+, I am a big fan of layering and reds and blues and faux far. Boots. Coats. All of it. Even if I get battered by wind walking along the seafront.
♡ Working Hard ♡
With no sun fun to enjoy, I find myself working 50+ hours through winter without complaint. I have nothing else better to do. I can get all that money together ready for another summer of days out and America trips.
♡ Brighton at Christmas ♡
In Christmas Brighton is covered in lights, empty of tourists, and the cutest I have ever known. The pier is lit long past sunset. The shops are open later. It feels like I am Christmas shopping every day.
♡ Trips With Sarah ♡
At Christmas our favourite things to do is go to London or Bristol or Bath and spend loads of money on those decorations and winter clothes that I love so dearly.
♡ Winter Costa ♡
I am a big fan of the winter costa menu and spending time drinking those warm, sugary drinks inside. Where it isn’t freezing.
There isn’t so much, but I had to try and see the positives of my least favourite time. Only six more months of chill and sadness until spring comes back around. Even if it feels like forever and ever. I will live. I will try very hard not to fall into sleeping and drinking and ignoring my friends. I had better make the most of these first few months of not being in school.