Winter Warmers

19th February 2018

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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.

Loungewear

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.

Footwear

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.

Giveaway

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  • Margaret Gallagher 22nd February 2018 at 8:36 PM

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

  • Solange 23rd February 2018 at 5:40 AM

    A hot bubble bath and a mug of hot chocolate.

  • Tracey Peach 23rd February 2018 at 9:32 AM

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

  • Tracy Nixon 23rd February 2018 at 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 🙂

  • Jane Willis 23rd February 2018 at 4:15 PM

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

  • Anthony Harrington 23rd February 2018 at 9:07 PM

    on the sofa with my 2 Border Collies

  • iain maciver 24th February 2018 at 2:29 PM

    the open fire

  • Maureen M 24th February 2018 at 3:21 PM

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

  • Annabel Greaves 24th February 2018 at 4:37 PM

    I love my cosy slipper boots

  • Elizabeth Smith 24th February 2018 at 5:51 PM

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

  • claire woods 24th February 2018 at 6:59 PM

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

  • pete c 24th February 2018 at 8:04 PM

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

  • Helen Best 24th February 2018 at 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

  • Rachel Craig 24th February 2018 at 8:34 PM

    A nice mug of tea.

  • Eileen Sumner 24th February 2018 at 8:54 PM

    A fleece throw and a hot drink

  • Carole Nott 24th February 2018 at 8:58 PM

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

  • Sarah Walford 24th February 2018 at 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

  • Jayne Townson 24th February 2018 at 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.

  • Graham Ross 24th February 2018 at 11:02 PM

    Stews and casseroles and plenty of jumpers

  • Iris Tilley 24th February 2018 at 11:07 PM

    My sheepskin Celtic cardigan so warm and cosy

  • Marion Payne 25th February 2018 at 4:53 AM

    Warm socks and the fireside

  • Robert Price 25th February 2018 at 5:14 AM

    My duvet wrapped around me

  • Sue McCarthy 25th February 2018 at 7:51 AM

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

  • Sharon Hirst 25th February 2018 at 8:54 AM

    Pyjamas and wood burner

  • Kim Neville 25th February 2018 at 9:14 AM

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

  • Joanne Beale 25th February 2018 at 10:06 AM

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

  • amanda rockeford 25th February 2018 at 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

  • Laura Pritchard 25th February 2018 at 11:03 AM

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

  • Susan Smith 25th February 2018 at 11:15 AM

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

  • Ursula Hunt 25th February 2018 at 11:21 AM

    My fleecy pyjamas and my hot water bottle

  • Wendy Jones 25th February 2018 at 11:42 AM

    Hand knitted fluffy socks – bliss

  • laura banks 25th February 2018 at 12:36 PM

    nice warm baths

  • Frances H 25th February 2018 at 1:37 PM

    Steamed puddings with lashings of custard.

  • Jennifer Toal 25th February 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Get under the covers

  • Alica 25th February 2018 at 4:36 PM

    Nothing beats a soft pair of thick fluffy socks!

  • Janet Birkin 25th February 2018 at 5:03 PM

    My faithful companion – my hot water bottle

  • Andrea Fletcher 25th February 2018 at 5:06 PM

    I have a fur throw and some woolly socks.

  • suzanne drummond 25th February 2018 at 5:14 PM

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

  • Sheena Batey 25th February 2018 at 5:25 PM

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

  • JULIE WARD 25th February 2018 at 5:54 PM

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

  • Louise Fairweather 25th February 2018 at 9:43 PM

    My dressing gown! I keep wearing it at the moment

  • Stephanie Wright 26th February 2018 at 9:23 AM

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

  • Mary H 26th February 2018 at 3:19 PM

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

  • jo liddement 26th February 2018 at 3:26 PM

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

  • Nicola Marshall 26th February 2018 at 3:31 PM

    A warm bath a brew and my lovely big throw.

  • ROSEMARY HICKLING 26th February 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Whisky in a coffee.

  • Hayley Colburn 26th February 2018 at 7:21 PM

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

  • Anita Missen 26th February 2018 at 8:52 PM

    A lovely hot bath then snuggle in bed. Xx

  • Samantha Atherton 26th February 2018 at 10:11 PM

    big chunky knit jumpers and massive fluffly socks

  • judy Kennedy 27th February 2018 at 12:07 PM

    A hot water bottle stuffed up my jumper

  • Rebecca Cusick 28th February 2018 at 12:00 AM

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

  • Jen s morgan 28th February 2018 at 8:46 AM

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

  • Amanda tanner 28th February 2018 at 1:10 PM

    A big blanket and a hot water bottle

  • Natasha R-M 28th February 2018 at 10:36 PM

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

  • Amanda Noble 1st March 2018 at 1:35 AM

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

  • Teena King 1st March 2018 at 12:49 PM

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

  • Sarah Addey 1st March 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Really hot bathpjs n hot choc

  • Allan Fullarton 1st March 2018 at 4:36 PM

    The open fire – lovely.

  • Georgina Prince was davies 1st March 2018 at 11:54 PM

    i absolutely love a hot water bottle at night xx

  • Sue Bowden 2nd March 2018 at 6:39 AM

    Fire on, dressing gown and my lovely throw.

  • Suzanne 2nd March 2018 at 9:54 AM

    A fleece blanket and warm socks

  • Stevie 2nd March 2018 at 1:44 PM

    I like a wee tot of brandy.

  • Sheena Christopherson 2nd March 2018 at 5:24 PM

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

  • Lorna Ledger 2nd March 2018 at 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!

  • Lynn Neal 2nd March 2018 at 6:08 PM

    My lovely warm blanket!

  • Christina Palmer 2nd March 2018 at 7:35 PM

    A lovely hot bubble bath followed by a hot chocolate

  • Sheri Darby 2nd March 2018 at 9:40 PM

    My hot water bottle

  • Katie 2nd March 2018 at 10:12 PM

    A hot chocolate and warm fire

  • Lauren B 3rd March 2018 at 12:07 AM

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

  • Kerry Webber 3rd March 2018 at 12:39 AM

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

  • chris bull 3rd March 2018 at 1:04 AM

    The huge crocheted blanket my Mum made for me 🙂

  • Kirsty Thompson 3rd March 2018 at 1:19 AM

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

  • mainy 3rd March 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Warm bath and then a hot water bottle:)
    Mainy

  • Shaun tutt 3rd March 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Has to be getting the log burner roaring

  • Victoria Prince 3rd March 2018 at 10:51 AM

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

  • astrid c 3rd March 2018 at 10:52 AM

    central heating!!! and snuggles with the children x

  • Liz T 3rd March 2018 at 11:26 AM

    My logburner

  • Jeanette Leighton 3rd March 2018 at 12:50 PM

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

  • Serena La Pietra 3rd March 2018 at 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.

  • Katrina Adams 3rd March 2018 at 3:18 PM

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

  • Rachael Sexey 3rd March 2018 at 3:44 PM

    4tog socks ?

  • Kerry Brown 3rd March 2018 at 4:21 PM

    I have my heated blanket ?

  • Anthea Holloway 3rd March 2018 at 4:30 PM

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

  • Sue Bielewicz 3rd March 2018 at 5:10 PM

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

  • Derek Wilson 3rd March 2018 at 5:39 PM

    I wear thermal longjohns under my jim-jams 🙂

  • irene gilmour 3rd March 2018 at 6:19 PM

    my fluffy soacks

  • And Monk 3rd March 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Woolly Hat 24/7

  • Ellen Nixon 3rd March 2018 at 6:50 PM

    A cosy blanket and a hot water bottle

  • laura stewart 3rd March 2018 at 7:15 PM

    putting my fluffy pj’s on x

  • Sam Parkes 3rd March 2018 at 7:26 PM

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

  • Jackie Mogg 3rd March 2018 at 8:09 PM

    Cuddled up with my dog Lulu

  • Carolynn Woodland 3rd March 2018 at 8:47 PM

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

  • sandy ralph 3rd March 2018 at 9:54 PM

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

  • Sarah Roberts 3rd March 2018 at 11:16 PM

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

  • Adrian Bold 4th March 2018 at 12:17 AM

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

  • Sarah Austin 4th March 2018 at 8:38 AM

    A hot water bottle!

  • Jacqui Graham 4th March 2018 at 9:23 AM

    my logburner and crocheted blanket and a cup of tea.

  • Jen oconnell 4th March 2018 at 9:31 AM

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

  • Rebecca mercer 4th March 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Cosy pjs and warm drinks

  • Noreen 4th March 2018 at 9:58 AM

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

  • Beverley Cousins 4th March 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Layers of clothes and plenty of hot stew!

  • paula cheadle 4th March 2018 at 12:36 PM

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

  • Carol Boffey 4th March 2018 at 1:23 PM

    by the fire watching tv

  • Antonia Richardson 4th March 2018 at 2:12 PM

    hot water bottle in my bed

  • Gillian McClelland 4th March 2018 at 3:16 PM

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

  • Shaun Heathcote 4th March 2018 at 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

  • KK 4th March 2018 at 4:10 PM

    I love my wheat bag on cold nights.

  • A S,Edinburgh 4th March 2018 at 4:52 PM

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

  • Tracey Tedford 4th March 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Fluffy socks as my feet are always freezing

  • Natalee Gosiewski 4th March 2018 at 5:15 PM

    duvet

  • Helen Craigs 4th March 2018 at 5:27 PM

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

  • Karen Painter 4th March 2018 at 5:37 PM

    A steaming mug of coffee with a nip of rum in

  • Gaynor Vincent 4th March 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Cuddling up to husband and puppy

  • Jennifer Baker 4th March 2018 at 6:44 PM

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

  • jackie curran 4th March 2018 at 7:53 PM

    a fleece blanket by the fire with a hot chocolate

  • Kate Phillips 4th March 2018 at 8:44 PM

    A hooded top and a hot drink.

  • Paula T 4th March 2018 at 8:52 PM

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

  • Miss Tracy Hanson 4th March 2018 at 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.

  • Ruth Wollerton 4th March 2018 at 10:01 PM

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

  • Tammy Neal 4th March 2018 at 10:24 PM

    Hot bath x

  • Lynda Graham 4th March 2018 at 10:27 PM

    My thick bedsocks and pjs. !!

  • natalie Crossan 4th March 2018 at 10:31 PM

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

  • Elaine Hollis 4th March 2018 at 10:47 PM

    an electric blanket and a hot water bottle

  • Anna Brown 4th March 2018 at 10:56 PM

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

  • Fiona jk42 4th March 2018 at 11:05 PM

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

  • Natalie Gillham 4th March 2018 at 11:51 PM

    Cosy covers.

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