A windy, grey day in the last few days of January seems like the perfect time to talk about getting cosy. It’s reaching that point of Winter where I’m properly fed up of the dark mornings, dark nights, unpredictable weather and all of the layers, and the only thing that’s keeping me going is getting home on a night and getting my cosy on.

In case you didn’t know, getting your cosy on can basically mean whatever you want it to – there’s very definitely no rules in the land of comfort! For me it’s putting the fire on, stretching out on the sofa and either grabbing my current book or catching up with the latest TV series that I’m watching.

Let’s talk about the fire first – the essential beginner for the cosy times. In our old house we had a real fire and we used it to its absolute full advantage with roaring fires throughout the whole of the winter months. When we moved in to our current house, the cold cream marble and blingy gold fake fire did absolutely nothing for me. We lived with it for three years before deciding that we needed to change it up. Turns out all you need is some paint, some vinyl tiles and someone who is really good at straight lines (looking at you Dave!) and ta-dah – transformed! Furry rug and furry dog entirely optional 😍


The next essential component is a big, squishy sofa – preferably one that’s long enough for you to get your full stretch on. Big, plump cushions an absolute necessity!

At this point it’s up to you if you decide to just stick to the clothes that you’ve had on all day, or switch to something more leisurely. It very much depends on what else I need to do, but in full cosy mode you’ll generally find me in my pyjamas. Just sayin’

Books, TV, scrolling through your phone, gazing off into space and daydreaming – whatever you like to do in your downtime is the next step. This very much comes down to mood for me. Right now I’m watching season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, which is not exactly light viewing, but is absolutely brilliant. I’m reading book 9 in the Jodi Taylor bonkers historians of St Mary’s series, and I’m always and forever to be found catching up with my Instagram Stories. I have zero judgement here – you do you, and do it up just the way you want it to be!

Cosy well and truly on, I hope you have a lovely rest of Sunday. These weekend days really need to slow right down cos Monday is just arriving all over again in the blink of an eye!

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