So, 12 days into October and my short-lived annual excitement about cosy winter nights indoors with fairy lights and red wine has already slumped in an exhausted heap to make way for the arrival of the winter grumpies. The dark mornings, the rain, the cold, the hideousness of Christmas shopping, the lack of nice fruit, the sprouts, central heating, office parties...
Poor Mr Meep now has his annual feeling of despair at the thought of living with a miserable old trout for the next five months. So tonight, we are making a 'Things to look forward to about winter' list, which we will stick on the fridge as a daily motivator.
I was thinking about it on the train this morning and came up with a few things.
- Long, lazy Sunday lunches with friends
Walks in the park, wrapped up warm
Curling up on the sofa with red wine and a good book
Sparkly gloves and scarves
Pints of real ale in pubs with real fires
Mashed potato and roasted veg
The twinkliness of Christmas
Wandering around deserted beaches with my dog
Ah, I feel a bit better already.