Mungo’s Winter Survival Guide: Volume Three
Whether it’s in the comfort of your own bed or on the couch in front of a warm fire, a good snuggle is possibly the very best way to fight off the Winter blues. So it only seemed logical that we include it as an essential in our all encompassing and ever-so-handy Winter Survival Guide. So, welcome to Volume Three, an easy to follow set of instructions on how to cuddle up just right – you might want to save this one for an extra miserable, rainy day!
Now according to us, there are three very important components to the perfect snuggle – a steaming cup of hot chocolate, a book you just can’t put down and a perfectly cosy blanket. Whether you’re staying in home alone or with you’re with company, you just can’t go wrong with these three Winter fundamentals.
Snuggle Essential One: Hot Chocolate
Now you could always take the easy way out and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate using a good quality, store-bought chocolate powder – we won’t judge you! But if you’re feeling up to it we recommend doing it the good old fashioned way. Here’s how:
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup milk
- a little vanilla
Combine cocoa, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat on a low heat. In order to prevent the paste from sticking make sure to stir occasionally. After a minute or two add the milk and vanilla. Continue to stir until it has reached your preferred temperature. Delicious!
Snuggle Essential Two: A Good Read
There’s just no better company on a cold Winter night than a really engrossing book – your snuggling experience simply won’t be complete without one! I’m currently reading Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and I recommend you get your hands on it too! Alternatively, take a look at what treasures you can find at Candylwood. Here you’ll find a range of second-hand books for you to enjoy as well as new books written by a range of undiscovered and local authors.
Snuggle Essential Three: The Perfect Blanket
Whatever you do this Winter, don’t be caught without a good blanket. As the perfect accompaniment to both the hot chocolate and book, your blanket will become your best friend during this season so choose wisely! We recommend the Hannah Blanket – woven using South Africa’s supreme wool and mohair this blanket is irresistible to the touch and oh-so-comfy. This blanket has also been designed using timeless patterns and finished with a linen border making it a true heirloom piece. Otherwise you’re sure to love Mungo’s Chenille Herringbone – a sophisticated and luxuriously soft throw with a classic chenille herringbone design. Alternatively, take a look at some of Mungo’s other beautiful blankets here.
Don’t forget to join us next week for the fourth and final installment of Mungo’s Winter Survival Guide! Happy snuggling.