Winter warmers Readers share their top tips for keeping cosy
We asked our online community to share their favourite family winter rituals and the results had us feeling all warm and fuzzy. Shorter days, darker nights and frosty mornings? Bring it on!
Each winter we have a big bonfire at Nan’s house and the grandchildren collect all the broken branches from her paddock. When it dies down
we toast marshmallows.
Marni Lynn, from Facebook Fireeeeee. Plus bowls of tea and hot choccies with the biggest spoon of Nutella.
I ALWAYS LIGHT A GORGEOUS SOY CANDLE AS SOON AS I GET HOME,
AND KEEP A BASKET OF THROWS NEXT TO THE COUCH
ALL READY FOR SNUGGLING UP.
Audra Lyons O’Donoghue, from Facebook
All the gorgeous vintage woollen blankets and throws come out. We change the oils in the diffuser and sip white ginger tea as we snuggle with two dogs and our cat around a cosy fire. Every night when I get home from work, I light candles. The sensory banquet
reflects winter in all its wonder and winter foraging fills the home with foliage.
HOT-WATER BOTTLES EVERY MORNING AND NIGHT. MY KIDS LOVE TO PUT THEM ON TOP OF THEIR SCHOOL CLOTHES TO WARM UP A BIT BEFORE THEY
@monicawada A GLASS OF RED WINE AND A WEE SPREAD FROM ‘MADE TO SHARE PLATTERS’ WITH BAKED CAMEMBERT
@katiejanewere Sleeping in on the weekends with warm, fluffy blankets surrounding me, a nice hot coffee beside me, and a good
book in my hand.
@elizabethmcmurdo A big hot bath and
a cold beer in it!
@heidi_stratford I wash all the duvet covers, cushion covers, lounge slip covers and throws so they’re all clean and fresh for snuggling up in winter.
@gatheredstore A nice hot bath, candles and my PJs warmed by the fire.
@katherine_bain STUMBLE IN THE DOOR AT 7PM, SOAKING WET IN THE PITCH DARK, WITH LOADS OF GROCERY BAGS, FROZEN TO THE BONE.
FEED THE HUNGRY CATS, GLASS OF CHEAP BUBBLES, JUMP INTO TRACKIES.
WHACK HEAT PUMP UP TO FULL TIT AND PAY THE POWER BILL.
I MAKE THE KIDS WARM MILOS TO DRINK IN
THE CAR ON OUR WAY TO SCHOOL ON CHILLY WINTER MORNINGS. Audra Lyons O’Donoghue, from Facebook HIBERNATING. Imogen Temm, Your Home and
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