Cosey winter days

I really love this time of year. I don’t particularly like the weather or the darkness and am much more a sun lover, but I do love the epic wind down that happens from about now. Christmas songs and movies start coming on, houses go crazy with xmas twinkly lights, work start talking about things that must be done “after Xmas” and schools pack the weeks with fun activities. It’s such a brilliant time to just stop, relax and watch mostly everything on TV. It’s also the time of year I promise to organise my blog a bit more. Some bits get done and some bits don’t and I usually just end up reading some of my old posts and laughing to myself.

I do get a very weird urge to declutter everything in our house during this time. We do a huge clean up of toys, food in the cupboard and clothes and then everything goes either in storage, to charity or into recycling. It’s a fantastic time of year to donate to refuges, shelters and charities that collect toys. Our social worker friend regularly reminds us that this is one of their peak times and they are always in desperate need of things to help people so I think it’s now ingrained into our heads to do it.

And of course, it’s the season of colds and all sorts of kiddie germs. There is a whole round of chicken pox going round our area and we’ve been watching the boys like hawks. Apparently you can get them more than once, which is nice. So far, Baby E has just an annoying cold and he thinks he has mastered wiping his nose. At the moment that action consists of sometimes using the tissue correctly, sometimes trying to eat it, and sometimes blowing a raspberry against it to emulate blowing his nose.

Wintery days baby


22 thoughts on “Cosey winter days”

  1. I love this time of year, its funny I feel so sad when the summer ends then the crunchy leaves drive and I forget summer. And I LOVE christmas so much, lets hope you escape those terms lovely, we need a catch up soon xx

  2. I love a good clear out – although we have yet to do ours this year. Better get on that quickly! I hope you all stay healthy through the germ season. There’s chicken pox about here too and neither Freya nor my husband have had it (I’ve managed it twice) so that could be fun! #MySundayPhoto
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  3. Bless him! What a cute photo. I think it takes years for kids to really master blowing their noses.
    I’m very impressed by your decluttering! I’ve been doing a bit more cleaning than usual, but can’t quite face decluttering, although I did clear out some shoes which were either too small or had holes in them!
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  4. At this time I clear out any food from the fridge and freezer, using it in different recipes and meals. It can mean I have to be creative, but it does feel good to start the Christmas shopping off knowing I’ve got room and a clean sheet for planning meals and celebrations.
    I hope the cold disappears soon. It’s always cute to see the little ones trying to master this art.

  5. Hi Tas, I like to have a good clear out this time of year and try to empty the freezer a bit so I can do some baking for Christmas. We seem to be a little behind this year…. I do hope that Baby E resists eating the tissue once he’s blown his nose though! You got to love them!

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  6. That is such a sweet picture and how cute that he blows raspberries and pretends too. We are having a massive sort out for local refugee charities too at the moment, it such a busy time for them. I hope the little one feels better soon, have a great week xx

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