Winter is the best.

I live everyday knowing I’m one day closer to Christmas. FYI its 40 days till Santa. Every year, November hits me straight in the face and I realise that another year has just about passed and my summer body was never existent. Lucky for me a baggy jumper is right down my chimney  up my street.

One of the best things about winter is Sugar..Oh sugar, I’m getting fat. It’s amazing how much sugar I consume in winter. I was told in a British chain coffee house, that they only go up to medium in their christmas hot chocolates is because of the amount of calories in a Large….its around 600 calories… for a drink! Now I’m a big fan of routines so I’ll see my barista on Friday for my Black forrest hot chocolate…yes hi me again.

Food at Christmas (and in general if you’re part of the Patterson family) is the gift that keeps on giving, the gift of all gifts. On the come down from the sugar high, the food you consume is unbelievable. Massive plates of home cooked goodness- what more could you want. Camembert straight from the aga, a stick of fresh bread I don’t have to be gluten free everyday. What a combo. Brie and Cranberry sandwiches. Mince and Dumplings. mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes. It’s simply the best!

TV also suddenly improves, we go from soaps which are getting ridiculous to films. Christmas films, blockbuster films to that shockingly bad film on channel 5 that is so bad its good! And then everyone’s favourite winter moment… Harry Potter- one film everyday! You’re a wizard ITV. I’ve already started the Christmas films with what is, by far, the best film ever. NATIVITY. It doesn’t matter if you are more Gordon Shakespeare than Mr Poppy or if you associate more with Bobby and you’re upset because you haven’t got a part in the play. You WILL love this film. Surely, everyone likes this film. Hollywood did.

I was walking around House of Fraser recently doing that ‘if I had the money’ shopping.. my brain basket had sparkles, velvet dresses and fur. Honestly, if I had the money I would be a different girl. You don’t get this style in the summer, everything at summer is neon and cropped…. no me gusta. I won’t shock the nation by saying a winter must have is a coat…. i’ll give you sometime for that to sink in….. I am lover of a Shearling coat. I have quiet the flock of them, all varying in colours and lengths. Then you pair that with a scarf, so big that it could double up as a blanket. We all know what scarfs I’m talking about.. HIYA ZARA… the one winter style everyone rocks. If I’m not wearing a Sheepskin its probably a cheeky little All Saints number.

If you fancy a new coat here are some of my favourites:

coats I SWEAR by All Saints for coats and jackets. Invest now and have it for life..or until next christmas when you get another!

All Saints- PAX PUFFER JACKET       All Saints- MARR COAT (INK BLUE)

Now this coat is for the girls that don’t live on farms. I tried this on and thought it was really cool then I remembered where I live. not for you farm girl. This coat really channels those art student polar bears. They are very artic-stic.

FrenchConnection- FAUX FUR

Here is the classic North East coat. No, not that Paul’s Boutique coat. Barbour. Pure waxy belta. Oh how I want this coat, I don’t have a Waxed coat in my wardrobe. I’ve had a couple Barbour jackets, sadly I can confirm that they don’t grow with you. Now I’m an adult and have stopped growing…upwards…I can buy* one for life.

WAXED JACKET

*hint hint anyone can buy me one

In the words of Jon Snow winter is coming and I’m so bloody happy about it. If you aint wearing 50 layers, drinking hot chocolates and nibbling on a Greggs festive bake then go have a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. Seriously, this is England. We go crazy when a single snowflake falls to the ground. We remind every person we see that it is cold or how surprised we are at the dark nights. As its Christmas I will like every christmas hot chocolate picture on Insta, unless you’re having like 4 a day then think of the calories! 

Be merry, drink sherry and don’t eat yellow snow.

EL

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