At any other time of the year, duvet days are reserved for those nursing hang-overs or a cold... but, come winter, it's more than okay for us all to put on a box set, stay in our pyjamas and work our way through an entire tub of Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
At winter, our fashion sense can become questionable... but who cares when you get to wear your fluffiest jumper and cosiest scarf?! Gone are the days of skimpy swimwear; winter is all about layers and we'll embrace the challenge of seeing just how many we can wear at once!
There's nothing we love more than decadent puddings, indulgent pies and warming stews... and winter provides the perfect excuse for indulging in all three!
Wandering around these markets, full of festive feeling (bratwurst in hand), has become a winter staple... and the sweet smell of mulled wine, twinkling lights and excited-shrieks of those on the ice rink more than make up for the lack of ankle-deep snow we often pine for!
And who could forget snow?! Its appearance may be as likely as you seeing a real-life elf, but nobody can deny that they jump with joy when that first flake falls. Snowball fights, sledging in the park and, sometimes, a day off work (aka "snowman building" time!) — what could be better?!