The January Blues are a real thing, no doubt about it. It’s cold, wet and the month seems to last forever.
But that’s OK, because there are also good things about this month too – and I don’t just mean the whole cheesy fact that it’s the New Year and a ‘fresh start’.
For me, January is great because it marks the anniversary of me and Liam first getting together – 5 years to the day today, folks! (EDIT: Guess who forgot our anniversary is actually on 25th January, yup me…) I can be reflective and nostalgic for when we first started dating. Fun fact: Our first date we stayed in and watched Taken and This Is Spinal Tap.
To celebrate our anniversary this year we went for an Indian meal on Saturday, and today we are gift giving (see earlier edit…but yes, we still exchanged gifts today!)!
But anyway, enough of the sop. January is also awesome because of the sales. Call me materialistic, if you like. I think over the years I’ve actually bought most of my clothes in January. This year I’ve not bought quite so much, but my billy-bargain of the month was a £6 dress from New Look.
I’m not that big on fashion, but this time of year is also my favourite because I get to wear big chunky jumpers and huge scarves to stay cosy. Sure, we get that in December too (although wasn’t last month crazy mild?!), but January is when it gets really bitter out which makes me feel all the happier being wrapped up warm.
You’re going to hate me for my next reason to love this month…yep, the Easter chocolate. I know it’s completely mad for shops to be stocking it, but I adore Mini Eggs, so I’m on both sides really.
I did also love Creme Eggs, but it makes me sad that they’ve changed the recipe. I haven’t tried it yet, and it may taste exactly the same but it’s the principle of Cadbury no longer being British, y’know? Boo. Read more about this here.
So tell me, what do you love about January?