From my title, you can guess that I will be talking about what to do to stay warm and cosy. Or you might have thought it was a scene from ‘Love Actually’ (good for a movie night in).
Whilst I write this, it is currently -1 degree in London. During this cold February, getting up for work in the morning is extremely hard when you just want to stay underneath your duvet.
Here are my Dannah’s tips on how to stay warm and make the most of the winter:
1. Light some candles and have a Lush bubble bath.
One of my favourites is intergalantic bath bomb, it creates amazing colours and swirls in the bath and loads of bubbles.
I am going to try these bath bombs and bubble bars. A ‘French Kiss’ made with lavender always puts me to sleep.
2. Read a good book.
I am currently reading #Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso
3. Develop all those photos you have stored on your phone, camera and computer and put them in an actual photo album.
It’s great to show friends when they come over and look at when you are feeling nostalgic and want to reminisce. Plus a thing to do when you are wrapped up warm in bed and want to pass the time.
I have been developing photos on Snapfish and manage to print 118 photos for £8.30 (with a discount code in Jan)! Check regularly on their website for their discount codes.
Photo album from Amazon and holds 200 regular 6×4 photos. Buy here
The easiest way to get there is by underground and stop at Kew Gardens.
They have this green house filled with palm trees and makes you feel like you’re on holiday again! When I went to visit, the temperature was so warm and it made me feel like I was in Asia.
Word of warning, most of the greenhouses are closed. If you don’t mind the cold, you can walk around and enjoy nature. When I went on Sunday, this cute robin approached us and I think he was probably looking for food… So wrap up warm!
The treeptop walkway was open and got see views of the whole gardens.
5. Go for afternoon tea with a friend.
If you do venture out in the cold, catch up with a friend over hot scones. Below are places I recommend to go afternoon tea for any budget.
Located at Southwark and next to Borough Market. Went with a friend and enjoyed prosecco with our afternoon tea. We were very satisfied with the variety of sandwiches, mini treats and scones. We were too full to even finish our food!
The Ivy Chelsea Between 3pm-5pm.
Good service, great ambience and very pretty venue. One of my favourite spots in Chelsea to catch up with my girlfriends.
You have to try their Cream tea- For fruit scones and tea it is only £8.75pp! Really affordable. If you want a champagne afternoon tea with sandwiches or sweet desserts it is £27.50pp.
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Have a good idea on how to stay warm this winter? Or know any good places to have afternoon tea in London? Leave a comment.