Editor’s Letter: Beating The Winter Blues


I spent a lot of money on my hair in a bid to banish the Winter Blues

TRAPPED in the calm before the Christmas storm, the Winter Blues have well and truly caught up with me.

I’ve done everything to try and shoo away the pre-festive lull.

Over the last week I’ve spent an obscene amount of money getting my hair bleached and chopped at Good Old Days salon in Broadway Market, London (worth every penny), splashed out on a new dress, hit the gym, painted on a perfect pout and brought out all my favourite heels from the archives.

Despite my best effort, the dismal days getting dark at 3.30pm are still doing their best to dampen my spirits.

If in doubt, I might have to whip up a batch of eggnog. Yum!

Meanwhile, after the return of crime thriller The Killing on BBC Four on Saturday night, I am currently lusting after a Sarah Lund-style winter jumper from Gudrun Gudren.

I think snapping up one of these bad boys would definitely banish the Winter Blues… but it’s going to take the skills of a Danish detective to find a justification to spend £300 on a piece of their knitwear. Ouch!

Rather than spending so much money on myself, I should be investing in Christmas presents.

I’ve resolved to do ALL my festive shopping this year online and get it shipped home to avoid dragging a giant suitcase on the train to see my family.

However my plans have been scuppered since the tax scandal involving Amazon.

It seems ridiculous that while normal folk pay an exorbitant amount, big corporate companies are legally, yet unethically, moving their money abroad to avoid paying UK tax.

I am now looking for alternatives to purchase all my prezzies without breaking the bank.

What are your tips for picking yourself up during the dark and gloomy months?

Until next time,

Angharad X

Tweet me: @Angharad_LDN

Email: angharad@pillowmagazine.com

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