Winter Warmers

There are some things in life you cannot change.  The British weather is one of them.  What you can do is hut the world and the weather away by drawing the curtains and hiding indoors.  Forgetting the cold bitter winds, driving rain and icy snaps.

It’s time to come indoors throw in some winter warmers and cosy up on the sofa with a good book or a film.  Not forgetting a delicious cup of hot chocolate which is well known for it’s warming properties after braving the winter weather.


With many people proclaiming that they don’t wear pyjamas to bed, they don’t want to be in their clothes from dawn to dusk either.  This is where loungewear comes in.  That happy medium between pyjamas and casual clothing.  Still acceptable to open the front door to the postman but not quite what you’d wear to the shops.  A comfortable and warmer pair of trousers with an oversized top that is great for layering underneath if the weather is particularly bad.

Dressing Gown

Gone are the days when dressing gowns were an old person’s thing.  Nowadays it is one of the first things we pop on as we stay in a hotel or attend a spa day – so why not do this at home.  Take the chill off and warm up whilst cosying up to a dressing gown.  Perfect for when the heating hasn’t quite kicked in first thing in the morning, as you get ready for an evening on the sofa enjoying a book.


Ensuring that you have socks on your feet at the very least will help you feel warmer.  Especially when walking around the house a good pair of slippers are perfect for giving both warmth and comfort to your tired feet.

Home Accessories

Whilst you might not want to don your loungewear or pyjamas just in case someone knocks on the door.  You can still ensure that you are feeling warm against the weather outside with some home accessories.  Adding a collection of cosy cushions to your sofa ensures that you are not only comfortable when you sit down but have something to snuggle into as well.  Adding a throw or snuggly blanket to the back of your sofa will make the room feel cosier, as well as the practical value of being able to have a blanket on hand for when there is a nib in the air.


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  1. Margaret Gallagher
    22nd February 2018 / 8:36 PM

    Nothing better than self care – warm bath with relaxing oils hot chocolate and friends
    Makes me smile just thinking about it

  2. Solange
    23rd February 2018 / 5:40 AM

    A hot bubble bath and a mug of hot chocolate.

  3. Tracey Peach
    23rd February 2018 / 9:32 AM

    Snuggling up under my thick warm & fluffy throw on the sofa

  4. Tracy Nixon
    23rd February 2018 / 1:03 PM

    I love my warm lambswool jumpers and cardies and fleece lined lounge pants! My Ugg slippers keep my feet toasty warm around the house too 🙂

  5. 23rd February 2018 / 4:15 PM

    My fur lined boots – if my feet are toasty warm the rest of me stays warm

  6. Anthony Harrington
    23rd February 2018 / 9:07 PM

    on the sofa with my 2 Border Collies

  7. iain maciver
    24th February 2018 / 2:29 PM

    the open fire

  8. Maureen M
    24th February 2018 / 3:21 PM

    Nothing nicer than a long, hot bath – into pjs & dressing gown.

  9. Annabel Greaves
    24th February 2018 / 4:37 PM

    I love my cosy slipper boots

  10. Elizabeth Smith
    24th February 2018 / 5:51 PM

    Thermal undies – not sexy, but essential when heating is so expensive

  11. claire woods
    24th February 2018 / 6:59 PM

    My blanket. Wrapped round me in the evening and then goes on my bed at night time.

  12. pete c
    24th February 2018 / 8:04 PM

    for me it`s a hot water bottle in my bed and a a nice cup of Cocoa

  13. Helen Best
    24th February 2018 / 8:34 PM

    A lovely Bath Pj’s on and dressing gown feet up a throw over your feet and a good book it’s Heaven

  14. Rachel Craig
    24th February 2018 / 8:34 PM

    A nice mug of tea.

  15. Eileen Sumner
    24th February 2018 / 8:54 PM

    A fleece throw and a hot drink

  16. Carole Nott
    24th February 2018 / 8:58 PM

    love to light my fire and sit in cosy clothes with a nice drink

  17. Sarah Walford
    24th February 2018 / 9:23 PM

    I come home from work and get changed into my PJ’s and dressing gown. Keep warm and snuggly all evening then

  18. Jayne Townson
    24th February 2018 / 9:30 PM

    I love thick fluffy warm socks to keep me warm in the winter, as I get very cold feet. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  19. Graham Ross
    24th February 2018 / 11:02 PM

    Stews and casseroles and plenty of jumpers

  20. Iris Tilley
    24th February 2018 / 11:07 PM

    My sheepskin Celtic cardigan so warm and cosy

  21. Marion Payne
    25th February 2018 / 4:53 AM

    Warm socks and the fireside

  22. Robert Price
    25th February 2018 / 5:14 AM

    My duvet wrapped around me

  23. Sue McCarthy
    25th February 2018 / 7:51 AM

    Under a fleece blanket on the settee in the evening watching TV

  24. Sharon Hirst
    25th February 2018 / 8:54 AM

    Pyjamas and wood burner

  25. Kim Neville
    25th February 2018 / 9:14 AM

    We have a nice big soft Heat holders blanket to keep us cosy

  26. Joanne Beale
    25th February 2018 / 10:06 AM

    A long soak in the bath and beef stew and dumplings made in the slow cooker

  27. amanda rockeford
    25th February 2018 / 10:24 AM

    way I love to stay warm nice Hot soup long soak in the bath then Jump in my Pjs and robe with some nice winter warming slippers sipping hot chocolate

  28. Laura Pritchard
    25th February 2018 / 11:03 AM

    Nice hot bubble baths raise my body temperature & keep me warm all evening!

  29. Susan Smith
    25th February 2018 / 11:15 AM

    A hot bubble bath, then getting in to my Pjs and snuggling on the couch

  30. Ursula Hunt
    25th February 2018 / 11:21 AM

    My fleecy pyjamas and my hot water bottle

  31. Wendy Jones
    25th February 2018 / 11:42 AM

    Hand knitted fluffy socks – bliss

  32. laura banks
    25th February 2018 / 12:36 PM

    nice warm baths

  33. Frances H
    25th February 2018 / 1:37 PM

    Steamed puddings with lashings of custard.

  34. Jennifer Toal
    25th February 2018 / 3:56 PM

    Get under the covers

  35. Alica
    25th February 2018 / 4:36 PM

    Nothing beats a soft pair of thick fluffy socks!

  36. Janet Birkin
    25th February 2018 / 5:03 PM

    My faithful companion – my hot water bottle

  37. Andrea Fletcher
    25th February 2018 / 5:06 PM

    I have a fur throw and some woolly socks.

  38. suzanne drummond
    25th February 2018 / 5:14 PM

    love this soft dressing gown perfect to wrap up in after a hot bath

  39. Sheena Batey
    25th February 2018 / 5:25 PM

    I love my bed socks. If your feet are warm so is the rest of you

    25th February 2018 / 5:54 PM

    I have a big fluffy hooded dressing gown, reminds me of Bet Lynch

  41. Stephanie Wright
    26th February 2018 / 9:23 AM

    Has to be a hot bubble bath then jumping into bed with a good book.

  42. Mary H
    26th February 2018 / 3:19 PM

    I do like a wee dram of whisky to keep the cold at bay.

  43. jo liddement
    26th February 2018 / 3:26 PM

    A hot water bottle and putting the heavier winter duvet on the bed.

  44. Nicola Marshall
    26th February 2018 / 3:31 PM

    A warm bath a brew and my lovely big throw.

    26th February 2018 / 4:09 PM

    Whisky in a coffee.

  46. Hayley Colburn
    26th February 2018 / 7:21 PM

    Defintely agree, hot bubble baths are a godsend when its cold

  47. Anita Missen
    26th February 2018 / 8:52 PM

    A lovely hot bath then snuggle in bed. Xx

  48. Samantha Atherton
    26th February 2018 / 10:11 PM

    big chunky knit jumpers and massive fluffly socks

  49. judy Kennedy
    27th February 2018 / 12:07 PM

    A hot water bottle stuffed up my jumper

  50. Rebecca Cusick
    28th February 2018 / 12:00 AM

    Getting comfortable in front of the telly with the fire on and a hot chocolate 🙂

  51. Jen s morgan
    28th February 2018 / 8:46 AM

    Hot water bottle, dressing gown and a lovely cup of tea

  52. Amanda tanner
    28th February 2018 / 1:10 PM

    A big blanket and a hot water bottle

  53. Natasha R-M
    28th February 2018 / 10:36 PM

    Under a fluffy throw, sitting in front of a log fire, with a nice cup of tea by my side.

  54. Amanda Noble
    1st March 2018 / 1:35 AM

    Hot water bottle ,a steaming mug of hot chocolate,a cosy dressing gown and fluffy bed socks xx

  55. Teena King
    1st March 2018 / 12:49 PM

    Snuggling up on the settee with a Bailey’s hot chocolate and my two Labradors!

  56. Sarah Addey
    1st March 2018 / 3:04 PM

    Really hot bathpjs n hot choc

  57. Allan Fullarton
    1st March 2018 / 4:36 PM

    The open fire – lovely.

  58. Georgina Prince was davies
    1st March 2018 / 11:54 PM

    i absolutely love a hot water bottle at night xx

  59. Sue Bowden
    2nd March 2018 / 6:39 AM

    Fire on, dressing gown and my lovely throw.

  60. Suzanne
    2nd March 2018 / 9:54 AM

    A fleece blanket and warm socks

  61. Stevie
    2nd March 2018 / 1:44 PM

    I like a wee tot of brandy.

  62. Sheena Christopherson
    2nd March 2018 / 5:24 PM

    I wrap up in my PJs, my snug slippers, and cozy up on the settee with a big mug of tea

  63. Lorna Ledger
    2nd March 2018 / 6:07 PM

    Slow Cooker chicken Curry, our bellies nice and full,
    Dave’s got his feet up, enjoying time to chill,
    Our comfies on, smellie candles lit, Curtains tightly drawn
    And without even trying we’ve got our Hygge on!

  64. Lynn Neal
    2nd March 2018 / 6:08 PM

    My lovely warm blanket!

  65. Christina Palmer
    2nd March 2018 / 7:35 PM

    A lovely hot bubble bath followed by a hot chocolate

  66. Sheri Darby
    2nd March 2018 / 9:40 PM

    My hot water bottle

  67. Katie
    2nd March 2018 / 10:12 PM

    A hot chocolate and warm fire

  68. Lauren B
    3rd March 2018 / 12:07 AM

    Lighting a candle, snuggling on the sofa with a blanket and a glass of wine

  69. Kerry Webber
    3rd March 2018 / 12:39 AM

    Snuggling up with dogs keeps me warm in winter. It’s like having 2 little furry hot water bottles in bed!!

  70. chris bull
    3rd March 2018 / 1:04 AM

    The huge crocheted blanket my Mum made for me 🙂

  71. Kirsty Thompson
    3rd March 2018 / 1:19 AM

    my dressing gown. i literally love it. its a bit worse for wear now as i live in it

  72. 3rd March 2018 / 8:26 AM

    Warm bath and then a hot water bottle:)

  73. Shaun tutt
    3rd March 2018 / 8:53 AM

    Has to be getting the log burner roaring

  74. Victoria Prince
    3rd March 2018 / 10:51 AM

    My favourite thing is definitely a mug of hot chocolate 🙂 nothing like being warmed from the inside out!

  75. astrid c
    3rd March 2018 / 10:52 AM

    central heating!!! and snuggles with the children x

  76. Liz T
    3rd March 2018 / 11:26 AM

    My logburner

  77. Jeanette Leighton
    3rd March 2018 / 12:50 PM

    My hoodie , dressing gown , blanket on the sofa with lots of tea 😁

  78. Serena La Pietra
    3rd March 2018 / 2:45 PM

    I hate the cold so I go all out with throws, hot water bottle, warm mood lighting, cashmere cardigan and socks. I even rope in the cat to sleep on my belly, every little helps.

  79. Katrina Adams
    3rd March 2018 / 3:18 PM

    Open fire, PJ’s and hot chocolate – only way to keep toasty warm, oh and microwavable slippers!

  80. Rachael Sexey
    3rd March 2018 / 3:44 PM

    4tog socks 👉

  81. Kerry Brown
    3rd March 2018 / 4:21 PM

    I have my heated blanket 😁

  82. Anthea Holloway
    3rd March 2018 / 4:30 PM

    Keeping my head and my feet warm – tick hand-knitted socks and hat.

  83. Sue Bielewicz
    3rd March 2018 / 5:10 PM

    I have a lovely oversized velour top, teamed with fluffy slipper boots and a cuppa

  84. Derek Wilson
    3rd March 2018 / 5:39 PM

    I wear thermal longjohns under my jim-jams 🙂

  85. irene gilmour
    3rd March 2018 / 6:19 PM

    my fluffy soacks

  86. And Monk
    3rd March 2018 / 6:26 PM

    Woolly Hat 24/7

  87. Ellen Nixon
    3rd March 2018 / 6:50 PM

    A cosy blanket and a hot water bottle

  88. laura stewart
    3rd March 2018 / 7:15 PM

    putting my fluffy pj’s on x

  89. Sam Parkes
    3rd March 2018 / 7:26 PM

    Heating and my PJs. Love being toasty indoors when its cold outside.

  90. Jackie Mogg
    3rd March 2018 / 8:09 PM

    Cuddled up with my dog Lulu

  91. Carolynn Woodland
    3rd March 2018 / 8:47 PM

    Hot chocolate and a warm, cosy dressing gown – I need to win!

  92. sandy ralph
    3rd March 2018 / 9:54 PM

    oh a nice bubble bath then into bed with a good book to read

  93. Sarah Roberts
    3rd March 2018 / 11:16 PM

    Nice hot bath then under my lovely soft thick fleece throw, then i’m so warm and snuggly! 🙂

  94. Adrian Bold
    4th March 2018 / 12:17 AM

    A warm dressing gown and a huge throw for when it’s particularly chilly.

  95. Sarah Austin
    4th March 2018 / 8:38 AM

    A hot water bottle!

  96. Jacqui Graham
    4th March 2018 / 9:23 AM

    my logburner and crocheted blanket and a cup of tea.

  97. Jen oconnell
    4th March 2018 / 9:31 AM

    On the sofa, under a cosy blanket, with my 2 cats

  98. Rebecca mercer
    4th March 2018 / 9:52 AM

    Cosy pjs and warm drinks

  99. Noreen
    4th March 2018 / 9:58 AM

    Warm bath, hot chocolate and my hot water bottle on my knees!

  100. Beverley Cousins
    4th March 2018 / 10:02 AM

    Layers of clothes and plenty of hot stew!

  101. paula cheadle
    4th March 2018 / 12:36 PM

    a nice warm bath, followed by snuggling under a fluffy blanket

  102. Carol Boffey
    4th March 2018 / 1:23 PM

    by the fire watching tv

  103. Antonia Richardson
    4th March 2018 / 2:12 PM

    hot water bottle in my bed

  104. Gillian McClelland
    4th March 2018 / 3:16 PM

    My favourite thing is to make myself cosy and warm in front of the tv with a hot chocolate

  105. Shaun Heathcote
    4th March 2018 / 3:40 PM

    My wife, i am usually cold and she is not, when we got married im sure it said something about me being allowed to use her as a radiator

  106. KK
    4th March 2018 / 4:10 PM

    I love my wheat bag on cold nights.

  107. A S,Edinburgh
    4th March 2018 / 4:52 PM

    Some company, and in the absence of that, a hot water bottle.

  108. Tracey Tedford
    4th March 2018 / 5:06 PM

    Fluffy socks as my feet are always freezing

  109. Natalee Gosiewski
    4th March 2018 / 5:15 PM


  110. Helen Craigs
    4th March 2018 / 5:27 PM

    Pyjamas and Dressing Gown on and wrapped up in a cosy throw on the sofa!

  111. Karen Painter
    4th March 2018 / 5:37 PM

    A steaming mug of coffee with a nip of rum in

  112. Jennifer Baker
    4th March 2018 / 6:44 PM

    My fleece blanket i snuggle up with in the evening x x x

  113. jackie curran
    4th March 2018 / 7:53 PM

    a fleece blanket by the fire with a hot chocolate

  114. Kate Phillips
    4th March 2018 / 8:44 PM

    A hooded top and a hot drink.

  115. Paula T
    4th March 2018 / 8:52 PM

    I love everything cosy, warm drinks, blankets, slippers and pyjamas <3

  116. Miss Tracy Hanson
    4th March 2018 / 9:14 PM

    Curled up on the sofa under a warm blanket with a good book and a hot chocolate with all the trimmings. Usually with the dog on the other end of the sofa.

  117. Ruth Wollerton
    4th March 2018 / 10:01 PM

    I love my snuggly socks and big hugs with my boys keep me the snuggliest and warmest.

  118. Tammy Neal
    4th March 2018 / 10:24 PM

    Hot bath x

  119. Lynda Graham
    4th March 2018 / 10:27 PM

    My thick bedsocks and pjs. !!

  120. natalie Crossan
    4th March 2018 / 10:31 PM

    A hot chocolate and a nice film under a warm blanket with the heating on!

  121. Elaine Hollis
    4th March 2018 / 10:47 PM

    an electric blanket and a hot water bottle

  122. Anna Brown
    4th March 2018 / 10:56 PM

    My blanket and fluffy socks. This dressing gown would top it off nicely.

  123. Fiona jk42
    4th March 2018 / 11:05 PM

    I received a lovely new tartan throw for Christmas, which I use when watching TV.

  124. Natalie Gillham
    4th March 2018 / 11:51 PM

    Cosy covers.

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