Tell me, are you a Summer person? Someone who craves the sunshine, loves the fact that you can walk around without the baggage of a coat? Someone who looks at the snow and ice with dread and has a hatred for all things cold?
Alternatively, are you a Winter person? A lover of warm drinks and cozy clothing. Someone who loves a good snow ball fight and generally loves the beauty that Winter brings to the landscape.
Me, I'm a definate Summer person, but am trying, slowly to learn to love Winter. So here are a few things that I thought about that I love about Winter that might make you love it too.
A Good Cuddle
Summer is wonderful, but how many nights have you spent far too hot during the evenings, stripping off layer after layer of clothing, drowning yourself in ice filled drinks and throwing off the bed covers at night? How many times have you given up on the idea of a cuddle with your partner because you are just too damn hot?
Winter is made for cuddles on the sofa, a hot chocolate and a good film. My fella is like a walking hot water bottle and snuggling up in bed on a cold night is something that brings us together even more.
When you have spent a freezing day in the office followed by a cold and miserable commute home, is there really anything better than walking into a warm, inviting house?
It is this time of year that I make sure that our central heating systems are working as they should to ensure a warm and inviting house. There is nothing worse that getting home on a cold day only to find out that your radiators are not working and you walk into freezing cold house.
My top tip for ensuring that your house heats up faster and retains more heat is to cover a thin sheet of card with tinfoil and placing it behind your radiator. This reflects the heat back into your room and helps to heat everything that much and more importantly, retains the heat (saving you a bit of money too!)
Winter Clothing & Accessories
As much as I love, and I do adore, a Summer dress, there is just something about wrapping yourself up in many layers like a cocoon that makes you feel wonderful, calm and serene.
Warm toasty socks in bed, a sumptuous scarf around your neck to keep out the cold, fur trimmed gorgeous coats and a good, old fashioned hot toddy on a particularly cold night are all things that I love about Winter.
At a risk of sounding like what they call a "typical woman" (what about any woman is typical I have to ask?), I do love a gorgeous roasted hazelnut latte in the Winter months.
Also, who can resist the lovely beef stew, simmering throughout the day in the slow cooker and ready to perfection when you arrive home? Cauliflower cheese, apple crumble, chicken and mushroom pie or the good old English breakfast. My mouth is watering just typing about them.
So, is Winter really that bad? The icy streets can be hard to handle but there is so much about Winter to love, if you only care to look.