- Wellies! The ground is saturated. Don’t fight it, embrace it and get out there!
- Hat & Gloves: As the wind-chill kicks in you’ll be pleased to keep your extremities covered – and hey! who doesn’t look good in a hat?
- A Good Book or two: When you get inside you’ll want to curl up in front of the fire and indulge in a good book.
- A Big Mug of “Builders”: There is nothing better than Yorkshire tea (this is no time for a moccy-skinny-whatsit)
- A Head Torch: It’s getting darker in the afternoons – you don’t want to be stumbling as you put out the bins!
- Winter Warmers: There are all manner of strong dark ales to try at this time of year. How about a Porter? back in fashion and there to try. If you like something lighter, my most recent favourite is Morland’s Old Hoppy Hen – pure delight!
- Cheese Scones: This recipe came from an old family friend (I think it was in Saga Magazine!). Whatever, it is simple and delicious! I would recommend you dial up the quantities of cheese and chives! :)
- Binoculars: For watching the world go by when it’s too cold to be outside. Your could spy on your neighbours; or as I have been doing, follow the murmurations of Starlings or follow the helicopters passing in the valley below.
- Porridge! At this time of year porridge rivals WiFi as the most fundamental human requirement. I prefer Black Treacle to Golden Syrup – but frankly anything goes. Some wierdos even put on Honey on (uuurgh).
- Satsumas: Back in season they are at their juiciest. The perfect pocket treat. Helps you get to your five-a-day. Little orange bundles of joy (well almost).
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