As winter is fast approaching, we have been thinking about our favourite winter retreats. We love the summer months but we always feel happy when the cooler months arrive. Having our own routines and traditions for the winter months makes us look forward to them each year.
Our Favourite Winter Retreats
Our favourite place to be during the winter months is at home. We spend a lot of time out and about so retreating to the warmth of our own home to snuggle under blankets to keep warm, is wonderful. We particularly love this bedding from Julian Charles. All of these designs look so cosy.
Taking time to watch the local fireworks displays, go to the local craft and food markets as well as going for long walks with Floppy dog is a great way to pass the time during these months. The changing of the seasons means so many changes in nature. It is lovely to view these changes with my family.
Going back to our home after these cooler activities means that we really appreciate the comfort of our own home. This is definitely our favourite winter retreat. Sitting down with a mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows under a snuggly blanket is extremely satisfying after a long walk. For us, it feels even cosier if we can hear the rain on the windows too. There is just something about it that makes us feel safe and snug.
Winter Retreats Further from Home
We also love visiting different places during the winter. One of our favourite places to visit is York. It is such a magical city, especially during the winter. We always manage to find exactly what we are looking for when it comes to Christmas shopping too. It seems we always happen lucky there, rather than scouring the usual shops for gifts.
Places with some history really appeal to us. As well as York, we love to visit Lincoln. The Christmas market there is huge and is always a wonderful experience. Winter traditions always help us to feel more a part of the community. It is wonderful to see all of the beautiful gifts and treats on offer in these amazing settings. Staying over in one of the hotels in York or Lincoln has always meant that we have more time to explore these cities.
Where are your favourite winter retreats?
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