At the start of each month I will be bringing you some simple ideas for a rich life. Please share any you have too in the comments below.
November is the month to get lots of daily walks in to stop you feeling those winter blues (a little dark chocolate can help too)
Photo Credit: John Loo
It is the time to keep toastie, gather up your hot water bottle and turn old tights into draught excluder snakes complete with googly eyes.
Have porridge for breakfast and send your kids off to school with hot chocolate filled, happy, warm little bellies
Have a lovely afternoon in making Christmas cards with the kids.
Sit down and write a long letter about your year. Pop some images in and make a few copies. This is lovely to slip in Christmas cards for friends far away who only hear from you once in a while. Slip a copy in your latest photo album too.
Learn to make soup. So handy to have in, a lovely budget option and guaranteed to warm you all to your toes.
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Why don’t you sit down as a family that night too and name aloud all the things each of you are thankful for in your lives.
Start to make and plan your Christmas cake and any homemade Christmas gifts like this gorgeous syrup from the Ana Mum Diary. Planning and hours spent home making are warm wonderful love fuelled hours of creativity
But don’t get overwhelmed with Christmas. Christmas is still a month away and November days should be appreciated for their simplicity and lack of commercialism. Live a more frugal month, walk and breathe and leave the shops a while yet.
Lastly, think about putting a warming parcel for your local homeless shelter. Gather up a few tins of soup , an old coat, a scarf no one needs a spare pair of gloves you have lying about . These may make all the difference to someone who had no home this winter.
Enjoy a rich and simple November