It’s officially December and I’m feeling pretty festive. The tree is up in my student house (his name is Bruce, hence the video), complete with Julia Roberts as the fairy. I had my first gingerbread latte of the year yesterday and I’m almost done with my Christmas. Later today or tomorrow, I’m going to pick up a few more bits and start wrapping stuff up and loading into a box to take home. Oh, and I may have bought myself a Peppa Pig advent calendar. The chocolate in it isn’t much cop, but I’m happy. My gran made me a fantastic advent calendar one year. It was a big piece of green felt, with little red stockings on, each with a little present inside, like a mini chocolate bar or a nail varnish or a little pencil. I just need to find a willing volunteer to refill it for me; I’m pretty sure it’s still in the box of decorations at home.
Conditions in Aber are still arctic, but I’ve become the queen of layering, so I’m holding up. Fingerless gloves are a marvellous solution to that icy hands syndrome from using a computer! The rest of you is warm and layered or tucked under a blanket, but your poor exposed hands are turning purple? FINGERLESS GLOVES. Warmth, yet you can still type.
In my travels around blog land, I’ve been reading a lot of posts about looking fashionable when it’s so cold. Personally, I tend to worry more about warm than trendiness, but I do like attempting to be vaguely stylish with it. Layers are awesome. Shove whatever rubbish you like on, as long as your top layer is nice. I had one of those snood things delivered from Boohoo the other day, and I am in love with it and have barely taken it off since. Very toasty, and a lovely shade of deep plum that goes with everything. I’m suffering from a yucky sore throat at the moment, and the snood thing is helping immensely by keeping my neck and chest warm.
How are you coping with the cold? Are you festive yet?