Why I love winter… plus how you could WIN a Land Rover
I’m a huge fan of winter. In fact, I LOVE winter. I love walking the dog on days when it’s bright and crisp outside, and then coming home to cook a big roast dinner for the whole family and settling down on the sofa to watch a movie. I adore snow days, building snowmen and drinking hot chocolate (with marshmallows, natch) while looking out at a dark and perfectly starry sky.
But one of my favourite winters so far has been the one where I took No 1 Son to Lapland. Nothing quite beats the thrill of a husky ride through the dark forest, tobogganing down a hill or joining a snow mobile safari in search of adventure. (And a personal meeting with Santa Claus in his log cabin was the icing on the cake.)
Of course style means dressing properly for the weather – and one of my favourite stores, Fat Face, has some really gorgeous winter gear this season, including this lush and very warm-looking red Amy gilet (£65).
And to celebrate their #lovewinter campaign and their 25th anniversary year, they’re offering one of their lucky fans the chance to WIN a Land Rover 110 XS station wagon with roof rack, roof tent and camping kit – everything you could need for the perfect winter adventure, in fact. You can find the details of how to enter here. And if you win, promise you’ll take me for a spin?