As the winter drags on, it’s easy to succumb to the seasonal blues. However, there’s a powerful antidote to the winter doldrums – creativity. Embracing a creative pursuit in the New Year offers a vibrant escape from the cold and a therapeutic means to beat the winter blues. Here’s some creative ideas to get your mo-jo back!

Get Cosy Indoors Listening to a Podcast 

I love podcasts and find they spark my creativity with new ideas, learning, and broadening my mindset.  This winter I’ve enjoyed listening to…

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Oona Chaplin tells the story of her famous grandfather. His rise and fall from poverty in London, the American dream, and exile. This podcast is engaging and heartfelt. 

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This fascinating short podcast explores the benefits of cold on your mind and body. It’s made me feel and think differently about turning down the thermostat.

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One of my favourite podcasts, learning history told in a fun, interesting, and exciting way. 

Cook Up a Winter Warming Recipe

Cuddle up with comfort food and discover your new favourite recipe.

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Pancake Day is the 13th February! A great excuse to practice your flipping. 

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These Hot Toddy Gins look delicious, there’s nothing warmer than a hot drink! 

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Dust off the soup maker! This Jamie Oliver Minestrone is one of my favourite recipes.

Learn a New Craft

Spark your creativity by learning a new craft for 2024!

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Learn how to create beautiful hand-tied bouquets with a flower arranging workshop. Lots of florists offer workshops, but if you’re local to Brighton, check out The Brighton Flower Company

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Book a StephieAnn Hand Embroidery Workshop. Embroider a stunning ‘Birth Flower’ scarf in my next workshop, Saturday 16th March, £49 for 1 or £89 for 2 people. Book here >

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Who doesn’t want to make a mug?! Shoreham Pottery offers a selection of one-off workshops or courses in Sussex. 

Valentines Day

Get that heart warmed with the most romantic day of the year (14th Feb!). It doesn’t need to be a grand gesture or cost much money. A simple text to your friends and family, a funny card or a big hug.

If you’re after something fun… here’s a funny, inspiring, and sweet example of sock embroidery!

Gift’s For Him…

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Lovely quality socks , loved the personalisation, perfect gift.