This plus that equals…. Darker Evenings
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about what we do now those darker evenings have arrived.
I love candles and once the clocks have changed I make it an excuse to have them lit every night.
The way they scent the room is very pleasing and then there is something about the flickering of a candle that just makes me happy.
Dark nights are a great excuse for a good boxset or cuddling up to watch a favourite TV show.
I love Lucifer, it’s amazing. I can’t wait for Victoria to return with a Christmas Special. Grey’s Anatomy is a staple for me. Oh and of course lashings of Paw Patrol and Blaze and the Monster Machines. sigh
Fluffy socks and jumpers
They are just so cuddly!
I love a pair of fluffy socks. They keep my toes toasty warm and are just so soft.
A good oversized fluffy or chunky knit jumper is also essential for a dark evening.
L and I love to share a hot chocolate.
To be fair we don’t limit it to the darker evenings but they signify the start of our hot chocolate season.
It’s the perfect way to warm up after a long walk out in the cold. Or a fabulous treat for something well done if I add marshmallows and cream. Movie time and hot chocolate has also saved many a rainy afternoon.
For some reason I used to feel really restricted when the evenings got darker. Like I couldn’t go outside. We always go for a late afternoon walk during the summer, but the clocks would change and it was dark at 4pm, so I felt I couldn’t.
I’ll be honest it’s taken several years to shake this feeling, but L loves a walk in the near dark. So we wrap up warm, grab a torch or two and go out for our afternoon walks, just like during the summer. Only it’s even more of an adventure and we see completely different things.
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