Winter '17Sunday, January 15, 2017
Now we've had a flurry of snow, I have a hankering for more. I know it can be a pain but I do like waking up to a covering of snow, watching the flakes silently falling, wrapping up warm and taking a walk in the crisp, crunchy snow, and then warming up with a cuppa by the fire.
There isn't much that screams 'It's winter!' in the way that snow does, sadly I can't make it snow but I can get on with my plans for the winter months - preparing for spring, indulging in lots of lovely insidoor activities...
1. Read 12 books
I want to work my way through my stash of books this year. I've made a good start, three weeks in to the year and I'm on my fourth book.
2. Plan my greenhouse growings
I want to start growing a few veg, and maybe build a fruit cage for soft fruit.
3. Make home improvements
I feel like I do this at the start of each year, I don't know why a new year would kick off thoughts of DIY, when spring is a much better time to get the paintbrushes out, but there you go, let's see how I do...
I have a number of items that need altering or mending - an afternoon spent working my way through this pile would be an afternoon well spent.
I have a friend coming over so I can teach her needle felting, and having failed to do any of my Christmas projects last year I want to get a head start and make at least one thing from my list for this year.
6. Veggie meals
Try 3 veggie recipes, I don't often cook vegetarian meals but if I do one a month by the end of the year I should have a number that we both like to weave in to our weekly meal plan.
7. Do stuff
By this I mean make plans for my weekends - an outing, a project, lunch with a friend, something to get me out of my everyday routine and shake things up a bit. I rarely sit about doing nothing but a lack of planning means I waste a lot of time - mostly on social media!
I'd like to see my weekends transform, to be free from work and put to better use. The point is to give me a focus, something to look forward to, and by making myself make plans I'll do more with my spare time. It'll hopefully eradicate the weekends that end with me wondering 'what I actually do this weekend?' I hate the feeling of time wasted.
What have you been doing / want to do with your time over winter?
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