After fun in the Sun (via the window and behind my Apple’s 27 inch retina display screen) us gadget driven, social media whizz kids (adults with children) need to give our sunburned body a well-deserved break and plenty of Aloe Vera lovin’.
Winter is the perfect time for this. Hibernating indoors by the open fire, toasting marshmallows and having sing-a-longs with our Bose blaring, is always a favourite, but at the risk of setting off the eight remote controlled smoke alarms, using a heater that’s just as affordable as an open fire, is the bee’s knees.
Here’s some tips to help you prepare for Winter and are absolutely essential for your home…
1: Winter can be drying.
With the heater set on the highest of highs, we forget to drink enough water, preferring to sip on a couple wines – resulting in dehydration. This clouds our better judgement and without sufficient H20, toxins aren’t flushed from our system. Drinking enough water not only helps keep our skin kind of youthful, but fills us up too so we don’t need a fat suit.
2: Make sure your Wi-Fi is bang on.
Hibernating means just that. Staying home.
Why be seen in public when you can stay home and buy what you need from the comfort of your own Apple.
Groceries, music, movies, clothes, shoes, nappies…more data – you name it, the web’s got it, so let your fingers do the talking.
3: Plants, of the faux species.
Artificial plants that appear legit are the ant’s pants.
They look good. No maintenance. Won’t drink all your water when you’re not looking. And no matter how warm and toasty your abode gets, these unnatural wonders are always on show saying “touch me, smell me” to the unsuspecting eye.
4: Water-proof jacket or beanie…or mittens.
Let’s not go overboard. One of the above is more than enough for sitting outside, chilling like a villain lookin’ back in on your window-sillin’.
I think I’ve made my point. No I haven’t. With the sleek and stylin’ outdoor electric heaters available at the mo, you won’t need a jacket, beanie or mittens so do away with your clothes. Enjoy the day and nights under your outdoor heater, the au-natural way. It’ll make up for your fake plants.
5: Spare key.
For those unwanted, accidental Winter lock outs, who in their right mind thinks of organising a spare key and hiding it under a real, dead plant. Yeah, you may have your cool outdoor heater on and be happy as Larry, but sooner or later – you’re going to want to check out Facebook via your 27 inch Apple retina display screen. (Sometimes an iphone 15 is never enough.)
6: A bucket. Red or Blue.
As high tech as we may be, a random downpour could see an odd downpour inside. No electrical device is going to save us now, so put down your gadgets and pick up a bucket. And towel. And place where required.
7: An Umbrella
Last but not least, when was the time you invested in an umbrella that wasn’t of the app variety? Regardless what any developer comes up with, an umbrella or undercover shield that’s an app, won’t keep you dry. Nor will holding your tablet, iphone or laptop above your head in its neoprene cover.
Trust me on this one, you have to blend in with the crowd every now and then. Just keep it by the front door. In your blue or red bucket.
Represent. So there you have it. That’s my list to help you prepare your own Winter Wonderland.
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