Baby it’s Cold Outside

The winters in Scotland can be brutal, especially if you’re an international student from a warmer climate. I know it can take some adjusting to however, fear not! There are lots of things you can do to make winter your favourite season of the year.

Fuzzy/Cosy/ Electric?! blankets are a must.  You can easily pick these up quite inexpensively in TK Max or Primark.  The former also add a nice aesthetic to a room.

Scented candles are my guilty pleasure, I spend too much money on beautifully scented candles to be comfortable saying really. They’re just so welcoming…Also somehow it makes it easier to settle in to work at my desk.

Hot chocolate.  No not the instant stuff out of plastic packaging. Henry’s does a nice indulgent one when you’re heading out with a friend, but you can also try making your own customised version at home. Some ideas to get you started are adding a little cayenne or nutmeg to full cream milk and melted dark chocolate pieces…

Movie nights in with lots of pillows and comfort food are my favourite winter weekends. It’s too cold to venture out and all you really need is some good company.

Lights. Fairy lights! Cliché, but they’re a dorm room stereotype for a reason.

Bake all day. I guess this goes back to warming scents as well, it also doesn’t hurt that you’ll have plenty of goodies to snack on and share.

Until next time x



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Hello everyone! I'm an international medical student, currently in my 4th year. I'm setting out to experience as much of Dundee student life as possible as I finish with my last years of undergraduate studies. I'm a closet bookworm and a foodie with an obsession of baking all things sweet. I also drink copious amounts of tea.

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    1. Apparently there’s an Icelandic word – gluggavedur – that means “window weather” or “weather that is nice to look out at but not be in”. Maybe we need a Scottish version for the *really* cold days in Dundee…?!

      And now you’ve got me craving a hot chocolate…!

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