- Hot water bottles - these are a source of real comfort. The contrast of the cold outside the bed and the warmth in the bed. It is particularly nice if you've had to get out of bed in the middle of the night to deal with a small child who has woken, and there is something there to warm your icy feet that isn't your sleeping partner!
- Stews and the slow cooker - Stews are so comforting and warming from the inside. I love using the slow cooker to make them. It means you can make them hours ahead of time, rather than battling to get something cooked in what some call the 'witching-hour' between 5pm and 5:30pm when the moods of the youngest members of the household are not improving. Having the delicious aroma permeate the whole house all day is also very pleasant.
- Log-fires - so warming to the body and the soul. Lovely.
- Thick woolly socks and slippers - there's nothing particularly visually attractive about either of these things (if you've found a sexy, and warming, pair of slippers please let me know). There is something very lovely about having warm feet though.
- Winter woollies - hats, gloves, scarves, jumpers may be time consuming to put on multiple members of the family when you want to leave the house. However, the littlies do look very cute in them, and it makes them even more cuddly.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
The comforts of autumn
Autumn is well and truly here now. Last week