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Now I know I talk about the weather a lot (I’m British, humour me) but is there anything more lovely than coming in from the cold, making a mug of hot chocolate and curling up on the sofa with a big snuggly blanket and a book?

The winter evening accompaniments which are making me say “oh, my” this week are…

This utterly snuggly throw pattern from Laughing Hens (what an amazing name!!)


There’s only one hot chocolate for this kind of weather – Hotel Chocolat’s salted caramel, which is pure bliss in a mug. Annastasia tells me her choice is the vegan-friendly dark chilli drinking chocolate.


And the perfect book to accompany these delights?

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. One of the most gorgeous books I have ever read. Particularly effective if the wind and rain is howling around outside. You’re curled up, warm and cosy, and can lose yourself in the magic of the story.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Excerpt)

What are your ingredients for the perfect winter’s evening?