Friday 31 October 2014

It's not all doom & gloom

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There may certainly be a bitter chill in the air, and the leaves may well have fallen from the trees around us, but that isn’t to say that the darkness of winter has set in quite just yet. There are still plenty of lovely, happy things about the cooler months, so there’s no need to panic!

Halloween is literally looming right around the corner, and if you haven’t got your pumpkin sorted just yet, now might be the right time! The kids – and you – will need to think of a costume as well, and there are absolutely loads of ideas out there. If the idea of scary witches and ghouls are going to bring on nightmares for months, you can avoid this by choosing princess, prince or warrior costumes instead. Don’t forget to buy some sweeties, too, to brighten up the nights of the freezing cold trick or treaters as well.

There’s nothing prettier – or brighter – than some fireworks on Guy Faulkes night. Not only is it an excuse to dress up in your winter warmest, it’s a perfect excuse to teach your kids about the dangers surrounding fire safety. Bonfire Night is a British tradition, and it’s a really nice night out for everyone. Get your sparklers at the ready and the stuff in to make some lovely hot chocolates afterwards. Just make sure any pets and safe and sound before you go out!

Of course, your home might start to feel a little drabber in the winter, too. Sadly, with less hours of sunlight, there’s a lot less light seeping through the windows, creating a rather more depressing effect. Why not treat yourself to some lovely flowers available by post to your door from Floric? They have some really charming colours available and hopefully, they’ll be able to make you smile. The darkness is often what causes so many people to be unhappy over the shorter days, and since flowers remind many of us of bright, sunny days, you can recreate a summery image.

It might not seem like the right time of year for a spring clean just yet, but it really helps, trust me. Just getting those shorts and T shirts out of your eye line where there won’t depress you will work absolute wonders for your happiness! Car boot sales are also a good plan, especially if you want to make a little spare cash to sort out your winter wardrobe. Unfortunately, according to this article by Everyday Loans, so many of us will be rationing our heat bills this winter and so it never hurts to have something saved for our family for a rainy day.

Wrap up warm and remember – spring will be here before you know it!

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