As the sun sets earlier, and the days get colder, I think it’s official to say, summer is definitely over and we are on a steep slippery slope to winter. In just a few short weeks, the clocks will be going back, and we will officially be in winter mode, dusting off our hats scarves and gloves. Now I for one actually really like winter. I like to wear my thick socks and woolly boots, and snuggle up under a blanket drinking a hot cup of tea.
I understand it’s not for everyone, I mean, even my husband hates winter, but I love it. At the end of the month I get to be creative and carve out a pumpkin (ok, what I actually mean is try out some of the ideas I have seen on Pinterest and have little to no chance of reproducing). Then I get to watch fireworks on bonfire night (literally one of the highlights of my year…I can’t watch without ooohing and aaahing at every single one).
And let’s not forget that it is just over 10 weeks until Christmas. It’s not all fairy lights and eggnog though, I have recently read that we are expecting the most hazardous and treacherous winter in decades. That means lots of snow, lots of wind, and freezing temperatures.
I wonder how accurate the met office really will be. I love waking up to a blanket of snow (on a weekend of course) and taking my dog for a walk, although I’m not sure she enjoys it quite as much as I do. As fun and magical as the snow is, it really does present a real danger, so I just want to wish all our readers a very safe winter. Stay safe and take time. I know news readers and weather forecasters will warn to allow extra travel time and we hear it over and over again, but we really should pay attention. If we just take a little bit more time, we can keep winter being that wonderful magical time of the year and enjoy it.
For more information, visit the met office website on the link below. You’ll find useful hints and tips on how to be prepared for the upcoming weather http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter