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Old 18th November 2018, 18:30
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Default Things to love about winter

So..yes its here again. I was thinking today that although I hate the season, there are some things about winter that are....bearable....

Getting into the house when you are sooo cold...

Hot soup....

Walking in freshly fallen snow....

What are yours?
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Old 18th November 2018, 18:42
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Lighting the fire

Christmas

Can't think of many, I am a real summer person, but hopefully this thread will point out some more winter good stuff
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Old 18th November 2018, 19:06
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Mulled wine

Being warm and comfy in bed when it's freezing cold and howling wind wind/rain outside

Perfect winter mornings when there is frost and everything is really pretty

Pubs with log fires

The smell of hot chestnuts on city streets, especially in that London

Christmas adverts - the good ones

The annual fresh start at new year

Wrapping up christmas presents
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Old 18th November 2018, 19:13
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Cosy jumpers, hot chocolate and nice dinners.
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Old 18th November 2018, 19:17
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Just Christmas. Once that has passed, I start a miserable countdown to April
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Old 18th November 2018, 19:39
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I think we need to come up with some positives for those months, Kooky Monster, they're so tough
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Old 18th November 2018, 21:03
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Default Re: Things to love about winter

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Originally Posted by Sunset
So..yes its here again. I was thinking today that although I hate the season, there are some things about winter that are....bearable....

Getting into the house when you are sooo cold...

Hot soup....

Walking in freshly fallen snow....

What are yours?
Have just had a much needed bowl of hot soup after a morning/afternoon hike up Kerloch Hill (about 20 miles west of Aberdeen). Actually it wasnt that chilly on the hill, and the walk was easy, the only difficult bit was the socializing with the large group of folk I was walking with!! I just about managed though.

No snow at that height though (just below 2000ft) but that will change in the next few weeks I imagine!!
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Old 18th November 2018, 21:07
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Default Re: Things to love about winter

It's still autumn!

The good things about winter:

All the hot drinks that are available
Wrapping up warm and feeling cosy
Winter fashion
The prospect of snow
My cats stay in for longer for cuddles
Boots
It's so dark at night, so you can sleep well.
Cute hats
Winter foods
Taking the dogs to the forest
custard

I much prefer the summer though and I miss it
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Old 18th November 2018, 21:22
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Oh lord, it's still Autumn
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Old 18th November 2018, 22:45
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I love winter walks in the countryside on sunny days and watching the sun setting over the horizon. I used to walk in the peak district and watch the mists roll over the hills and the chimneys smoke in the small villages when it started to get to dusk. Snow is great if it settles for a day or two. I also like to feed the birds which come more often and in greater numbers.
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Old 19th November 2018, 10:16
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No heatwaves!! This summer nearly killed me. How in the hell do people cope in Australia?
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Old 19th November 2018, 12:56
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Oh lord, it's still Autumn
I know! It's still all to come

No amount of hot chocolate or chunky jumpers is going to make me feel positive about winter, it seems. Bah humbuggery!
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Old 19th November 2018, 17:42
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i need these socks ^-^


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeQXreI76q0
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Old 19th November 2018, 19:54
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All the mulled things all the time
Having an excuse to not leave the house
Frosty mornings
Not showing any skin till April
Cosy slippers
Parks are nearly empty
Red skies
Knitting
Fancy cheese
Hot water bottles
There's a kind of bare, pared down look to nature in winter that I find really soothing for some reason
Fireplaces in pubs
Lebkuchen
Chocolate log
Feeding birds
Amaretto
Baileys
Ghost stories
Sticking cloves in oranges
Christmassy Yankee candles
Muppets Xmas Carol

I hate a lot about winter in reality but at the same time I'm a sentimental winter dork.
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Old 19th November 2018, 20:03
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^ Ghost stories? Also I read Lebkuchen as Leprechauns and very nearly reconsidered our friendship.

EDIT: And you forgot Andy Burnham!
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Old 19th November 2018, 20:05
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Less people about, as more people stay inside
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Old 19th November 2018, 20:16
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Of course, Andy Burnham is the best thing of all, how could I forget? and yeah I don't know why but ghost stories feel wintery to me, I guess a lot are set at Christmas maybe?
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Old 22nd November 2018, 13:02
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please don't say this is still Autumn,.nooo. it must be Winter already, it's so cold

ech,..

Winter walks, scrunching over snow, with the bright sun dazzling over the frost making everything look colourful.
red sunrise and sunset, making for cool pictures.
squirrels are more readily spotted,
driving in the snow (I find it quite exhilarating)
I can have an excuse for covering up with umpteen layers,
family get-togethers,
staying indoors and getting cosy.
holidays from work.
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Old 13th December 2018, 10:40
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Mulled cider (although wine is nice too)
Seeing and hearing from relatives (who don't seem to bother for the rest of the year)
Christmas films on tv (really cheesy but i've been enjoying watching them)
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Old 13th December 2018, 11:01
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^ Gosh, those things are all very human, aren't they?

I was thinking more along the lines of watching a flock of migratory redwings and fieldfares, eagerly pecking at fallen apples on the cold, frosty ground; with the weak winter sun barely managing to rise above the silhouetted branches of the bare orchard trees, before setting once more.

I guess it's a good thing that we're all different though.

[And we did at least have the apples in common - for your mulled cider!]
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Old 13th December 2018, 11:41
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I live in the City,not lucky enough to see much of that round here
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Old 13th December 2018, 13:39
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^ Funnily enough, I live in a city too; and alas, like you, never get to see anything like that - maybe just occasionally (and very briefly) whilst out driving on the roads for work. So most of what I said came purely from memory and imagination rather than my immediate experience - we can always dream, you know! I just got the impression from your list of 'things to love' that, dreaming or otherwise, we would probably be thinking of very different things! And, as I implied, that's not a criticism or a problem at all.
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Old 13th December 2018, 16:30
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Default Re: Things to love about winter

Babycham
Brandy sauce
Wearing a woolly hat
Extra layers on a nice warm bed
Listening to Christmas Portrait by the Carpenters
Watching Home Alone
Making and eating home made trifle
Cooking and eating home made stew
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Old 15th December 2018, 10:33
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I love winter, feels like there's always "weather happening" if you know what I mean.
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Old 15th December 2018, 10:57
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Going dark at 4 o***8217;clock so no one can see me when I go the shop
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Old 15th December 2018, 11:53
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Having a hearty scouse meal
Soups
Thermals for when i'm working outside
Christmas jumper
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Old 15th December 2018, 13:04
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Awesome winter sunrise and sunsets.
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Old 15th December 2018, 16:03
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Going dark at 4 o’clock so no one can see me when I go the shop
Its dark by 330pm where I live!!!
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Old 15th December 2018, 21:22
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Winter dusk, frost beginning to form on the grass, a hint of woodsmoke fragrance from the chimney, and a blackbird flying low giving his alarm call just to tell everyone he's going to roost now.
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Old 15th December 2018, 22:44
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My freckles hibernate and go into hiding.

I***8217;m loving all the festive drinks at the moment too. Also I love wearing boots. And my cat is so fuzzy and soft with her winter coat.
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