If there’s one things I have noticed in the blogosphere, it’s that we all seem to like the same things. Afternoon tea, The great British Bake-off, Joules, and drinking tea or hot chocolate.
The latest thing to hate I’ve noticed is January. Nobody seems to like it at all and I ask myself why?
Ok, I know why, it’s dark, it’s cold, it’s windy and nobody has any money. Well, poor January – it must be very confused, here we are welcoming January by this massive party and fireworks, and straight after everyone is like “I hate you”. Way to send mixed signals!
Myself, I don’t actually mind January that much, I don’t find it any worse than for example November, which is just as dark and dreary, and the good thing is – brighter and warmer times are not that far off! Apart from the other obvious reason I like January, I thought I would mention another few things I like about this time of the year, because we should really be focusing on the positives shouldn’t we?
1 – It’s a fresh start
It’s a new year, with the whole of 2015 ahead of you to make what you want of it! Everyone starts out all excited with the best intentions of doing all these great things, and then somewhere from mid Jan to Feb the enthusiasm seems to fade. Let’s try and keep the motivation going a bit longer this year! (I know I need to because I had my fitness test this week, and let me tell ya I am gonna need a lot of hard work in the next year!)
2 – Tulip season!
Tulips are my absolute favourite flower, and they are all over the place right now. I don’t know about you, but once Christmas is over there is something nice about cleaning away all the decorations, and bringing some light and air into the rooms. Tulips are a great way to bring more colour and cheeriness I think, and the crinkling sound of new flowers being put in a vase is something I definitely connect with January. Best of all they are not that expensive either!
3 – ’tis the season to be bloody
..Said the citrus fruit. Ok, gross, you are probably all thinking, but calm down, I am talking about the awesomeness of Ruby Oranges here. We call the Blood Oranges in Sweden, which personally I think is a much cooler name. These are in the shop for a very very limited amount of time each year, and this happens to be right now! So stock up while you can, because blink and you will miss them! Also, other citrus fruit such as the regular orange is at its best right now, and January is pretty much the only time I like to eat citrus. Bonus points for the health benefits!
So over to you – there must be some things you like about January? I challenge you to think of at least one thing and let me know!