Many of us are familiar with the Danish concept of Hygge: no literal translation, just the creation of cosiness with good food, drink, and fireside happiness with loved ones.
Midwinter isn't even upon us yet. But whilst we keep warm and illuminate the shadowy corners with candlelight, we can plan for our slow re-emergence and the arrival of spring. Watch those green shoots emerge from the soil, plan your garden, dream of longer days.
Sarah lives over at Mitenska, where she chronicles life's simple pleasures.
She's a keen photographer, writer and tea drinker. Her favourite things include collecting treasures from her daily rambles, baking cake, rainy days and cosying up with a good book.
She resides in the Pennines with her partner and little boy.