Like many people I find winter months hard. The coldness, long dark evenings and grey days, and a general lack of natural bright colour. It’s all brown. Or grey. Or browny grey. I like grey as a colour paired with something bright and eye popping (most of my house and outfits fit this) but brown never gets me excited. So since the start of this winter I’ve tried to enjoy brown! I know I sound weird. On my walks to school and back and also on a trip to Manchester to celebrate my husband’s birthday, I’ve looked out for everyday things than perhaps normally I’d not pay attention to, that would cheer me up and that also might be brown. I’ve taken a few photos…
An amazing corrugated card lampshade at All Bar One in Manchester
Snowy beech hedge
Manchester Town Hall
A beautiful hand stitched pincushion which was a Christmas gift a few years ago
Gorgeous books at the British Library
My old university building, Arkwright in the centre of Nottingham
Clumber Park NT, at the end of Autumn
Random brick walls!
So I’ve changed my mind a bit about brown. I probably still prefer all the other colours out there, but during winter in the UK brown definitely gets a moment all to itself. I can see the beauty in it. And the little challenge I’ve set myself has definitely made a difference to the otherwise dreary winter days- a very good thing indeed!