Hello and welcome to my little corner of blogland. This weekend Jennifer, over at Jennifer's Jumbles, is hosting a blog hop, the Frosty Festivities no less! Jennifer has a fantastic prize on offer and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning, starting at Jennifer's, is comment on all of the blogs you visit returning to Jennifer's to let her know you've done it. The prize is items from the Basic Grey Aspen Frost and Carta Bella Winter Fun ranges.
Now it will be no surprise to the people that know me to find out that I absolutely love the winter. Mother Nature plays out her final, fantastic symphony of the year in autumn. She shows us how amazing everything around us can look when it has a splash of gorgeous reds and oranges and then it's almost like the lights of nature are switched off. That's when it's our turn to brighten the place up with Christmas decorations and lights!
When I was younger and living at home there used to be a train station at the end of the road. In the winter, when the wind was blowing and the rain was falling, I used to sit in my room, cozy and warm, watching the commuters rushing home after work. I loved being indoors with the rain beating down, I felt so relaxed, safe and happy and I think that's where my love of winter stemmed from.
When the snow fell we would grab our sledges and head for the hills, returning later in the day wet through and freezing cold. Now I love to be walking in the park with the dogs in the snow. I love how the sounds are muffled and I sometimes feel like I'm the only person on the planet. Like a big kid there is nothing I love more than to be the first person to leave footprints in freshly fallen snow!
I always rush home from work during the winter months to shut my front door on the world, light the fire and do some crafting. Although I scrap all year round I always feel most creative, with all of my hobbies, during the winter months. It's probably because I don't feel guilty in the winter for sitting in all day and knitting, sewing, painting or scrapping. In the summer months I know my mum would be mortified if she found out I stayed indoors when the sun was out, in fact she calls me every day just to check!
Winter for me is all about Christmas and coziness, hats, scarfs and gloves, walking in wellies and enjoying eggnog lattes and mulled wine! I never see it as a dreary month with drab colours. What do you love most about winter?
Thank you for visiting Buckingham's Palace, your next stop is with another Jo and if you've got a little bit lost along the way here is the full list of all the fantastic people joining in:
I hope you all have fun hopping and enjoy your weekend.