Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Things to Do When It's Cold as Hell

The Body Shop Spiced Apple range on white background

Like a bear, all I truly want to do during the winter is hibernate.

Obviously, life doesn’t work that way, and generally I have to force myself out of bed. I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult keeping myself entertained at the best of times, let alone when it’s dark and slippery outside, so here are five things to do when it’s cold as fuck.

Netflix and chill
Not like that, girl! One of my favourite things to do on a rainy, cold Winter afternoon is to bring my duvet onto the couch in the living room and spend the day watching movies. It’s a great way to snuggle with your partner or pet, and relax.

If you’re one of those psychopaths that love exercise (obviously kidding), then take the opportunity to get your home gym on! YouTube has some great videos on yoga and other home exercises. Well, it’s one way to warm yourself up if lounging under a duvet just isn’t your jam.

If I ever find myself with the attention span, I love sitting down next to our living room window with a book and catching up on my reading. I’m currently reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I love turning off the TV/music and immersing myself in this other world.

If I feel like doing something different, I'll spend my afternoon doing crafts, or baking! It's a fab way of passing the time, and feeling like you've actually done something. If you're looking for any super easy crafts, my great friend Lydia has some great tutorials on YouTube for some easy projects. My personal favourite of hers are the Snowflake chocolate slabs!

Skin and self-care are incredibly important during the winter.  One of my favourite wintery scents is The Body Shop's Spiced Apple. It smells absolutely divine! Danielle bought me a set for Christmas and it comes with a big green apple case! Whack on a facemask, run a hot bath and lose yourself in its bubbly embrace.

What do you love to do when it's cold outside?

If you liked this, you'll love Christmas in Manchester.


  1. Love this. I couldn't live without my evening bath it is the only way I can wind down. x

    1. Absolutely! Nothing better than a long soak after an even longer day! xx

  2. Having a bath is becoming almost a daily must do right now, especially with it being so so cold outside! There's nothing better than an overflowing bubble bath!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  3. My favourite thing when it's cold is a nice hot chocolate in front of the fire ♥