The 10 Best Things About Winter
Streetlights are misty in the light snowfall. Ice gently blankets the sidewalks and streets. The milky moon is an ornament hung in the midnight sky. The snowflakes dance and prance in the cold air. Winter is a wonderland. - By Joykim2000
What a wonderful way to start off our top 10 winter list! Now starting off with number 1...
#1 Food Everywhere!
For me, one of the best things about winter is the variety and quality of food available. There are the amazing hearty meals and endless amounts of comfort food everywhere. The roasts, soups and countless baking possibilities are really what makes winter... well winter! Being able to sit down with your family and friends and just take a step back and wind down whilst conversing over amazing food and drink is really what makes winter a beautiful thing.
These are some of my favourite winter recipes:
#2 Glourious Rain!
For lots of people rain is the worst thing about winter, but I cannot comprehend their train of thought! The pitter patter of rain drops against the windows and roof on a house is the best thing to listen to. It is so soothing and calming. It's the natural kind of ASMR!
Not only is rain good to listen to, but it is good for the environment around us; watering the plants and filling up our rivers and dams.
The soothing heat and crisp sound of a warm fireplace is one of the best things about winter. Chucking another log on the fire to keep it going; roasting marshmallows; napping in the heated atmosphere; THERE IS NOTHING BETTER! Not only that, but it is great for the environment, using a renewable energy instead of fossil fuels to power an expensive heater or reverse air conditioner.
#4 Covering Up
Being able to cover up in warm, wooley clothes is an irreplaceable sensation. The soft fabrics rubbing up against your skin is toe curling! Winter finally gives me less pressure to show some skin and compare myself to other people, and for us ladies, we don't have to shave our legs constantly! It is not just the feeling of covering up that is enticing about winter, but the winter clothes are quite often the most fashionable clothes of the year, with big, expensive coats and designer boots, What's not to love!?! (..... Maybe the price :P)
#5 Early Nights
The winter night sky is truly a beautiful sight. Some nights covered in fluffy clouds and others, it's as clear as day with shimmering stars spread across the sky like they have been painted on. The best part is that this all happens around 2 hours earlier than previous seasons, making for more night adventures and earlier nights in bed watching netfilx with a block of chocolate and a cup of tea (..... I know we all do it :D)
#6 Winter Sales
When winter time comes around, ALL HAIL THE MALL! Being peak season for shopping in Winter, shops are always having winter sales, slashing prices and doing deals. This is the best time to shop during the year with all of the bargains available. Generally, these sales are discounted in regard to clothes, toys and home & kitchenware (basically everything AWESOME!)
Sunrises, like sunsets, are just magnificent. Watching the day come into play with a golden orb slowly lighting up the world around you; what a beautiful sight. It is the perfect time for basically everyone. It is just amazing; being able to get up at a reasonable time a still being able to see the sun rise for another glorious day. Now, you don't get to that everyday in any other season do you!
#8 Hot Beverages
Winter is the best time for having a delicious drink. With so many options, I say, Why not try them all!?! There are chai teas, warm ciders, toddies, coffee, even a warm apple pie cocktail and why not make your own variation on the famous hot chocolate. Winter is a time for experimenting with each and everyone of your taste buds!
Here is the recipe for the warm apple pie cocktail..... You can thank me later, teehee:
#9 Bubble Baths!
Coming out of the cold air into a warm, relaxing, bubbly bath is spine tingling. Winter is the best time to have a relaxing bubble bath; it is just not the same in summer, or any other season for that matter. Considering it is the best time to take relaxing bubble bath, why not mix it up!?! Maybe try some bath bombs, incense, mood lit candles, champagne or maybe even put on a face mask. I mean who doesn't love a face covered in weird goop :D
#10 Family Time!
Now who doesn't love some family time?! Have some fun with your parents, brothers, sisters or children. Crack open the old board games, tell some funny stories, have a winter feast, go skiing and maybe even try not to fight for once! Just kidding, but seriously have all of the fun you possibly can because only God knows how many winters we have left.
Thank you so much for reading my top 10 list on the best things about winter. I hope you enjoyed it and relished in some of your best winter memories and favourite things. Let me know if the comments if some of these are your favourite things or if there is anything that I have missed that you would like to maybe add. And just in case anyone was wondering, I'm in the southern hemisphere, so no snow for me :D
Thanks once again. See you in my next hub :)
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