It’s February and we’re finally at the tail end of winter. Bulbs are pushing up through the cold earth and while there is still snow on the ground in some places, there is still so much more light now and the knowledge that Spring is only a few weeks away brings hope and excitement to the end of the season.
I’m still enjoying so much of winter’s beauty. The crisp, cold mornings with a pink tinged sky, citrus spiked cakes, the scent of pine diffusing in the morning and the feeling of hygge as I settle in to the long evenings with a log fire, hot chocolate topped with my home-made honey marshmallows and a good book.
I’ve been reading Good Husbandry by Kristin Kimball recently, and will be sharing my thoughts on it over on the Nature & Nourish FB group so do pop over there if you want to join in our informal book club.
You can listen to my Winter Rhythms and Rituals and Slow Winter Guide over on the Nature & Nourish podcast, where I share a peek into my winter days as well as giving you some ideas on how to savour the season. I also have an episode dedicated to Celebrating Late Winter and that can be found if you scroll back to my 2019 episodes.
I also have my first in person workshop of 2020 coming at the end of February, it’s the Natural Skincare workshop, which has been so popular last year that I ended up teaching it quite a few times here at the farm. If you’d like to grab a spot then you can sign up here. The class will be running on Sunday 23rd February here at the farm (County Antrim) and as it’s a hands on class you will taking away so many beautiful skincare treats such as lavender and tea tree deodorant, facial serum, chamomile cleanser, clay face mask and body scrub. To book a place, pop over the farm website.
There’s a handful of wintery Vlogs over on my Youtube account including my favourite Winter reads, Winter books for children and a Late Winter vlog (which I’m currently uploading-rural internet makes uploading ridiculously slow so apologies if the newest vlog isn’t live by the time you’re reading this, know it’s definitely on the way!).
I’d love to hear how February is going for you, what are you reading, making, cooking and enjoying this month?
Let me know in the comments below x
Loved the winter podcast! Soooo descriptive !
I just finished Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater and will check into the book you mentioned.
Thank you for a different perspective into winter. To me that is what hygge is all about.
Thank you so much Cindy! Im so happy that you enjoyed it 🙂 x