Our friends in the north know a thing or two about getting through the cold dark months and I can tell you that deprivation and frenetic gym visits are not on their agenda. If I lived in Copenhagen I’d be indulging in ‘hygge’: getting cosy with the fireside, a couple of blankets, cashmere socks and the cat on my knee. Well, it’s true that I’ve been spending more than the odd afternoon immersed in my Christmas box set of Game of Thrones, but now that January is here, I am making an effort to be more active and eat more healthily.
This morning, we’ve been for a long walk along the River Dee in Chester and had brunch at my current favourite independent tea shop Three Kings Studios.
I’m back to my usual classes at the gym too, but promising not to be too hard on myself. After all, you can’t restrict comfort and joy to just one month in the year! I’m intending to enjoy January and I hope you are too.