10 things to look forward to this winter

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Posted 28/09/2018 by E.ON

After a record-breaking summer, we want to make the coming months just as memorable. There’s lots of things to do in winter, so dust off your woolly jumpers, wrap up warm and read our list of 10 things to look forward to this season...

1. Creating the perfect winter hideaway

Whether you love sequins on a Saturday night or prefer a boxset marathon, staying in is the new going out. You could create the perfect winter hideaway in your living room... just gather the blankets, light a few candles, grab the remote and bring on the drama.

Family looking at snow

2. Warming up in a hot bath

You can’t beat a bath on a cold day. Taking a dip isn’t just a great way to keep warm in winter, it’s also been proven to relieve stress and help with a range of health problems. Did you know we kept city swimmers warm by using air source heat pumps to take heat straight from thin air? The results were quite refreshing...

woman in hot bath

3. Wearing winter jumpers

The woolly jumper – redundant for so long in all that summer sun. As winter approaches, it’s officially time to hunker down and get your knitwear out again.

4. Taking control of the heat

It can be hard to find the ideal temperature for your home in summer. But with winter on its way, you can take back control of the heat with a tado° Smart Thermostat. If you enable the Alexa skill you won’t even have to hop off the sofa to live life at the perfect temperature. Want to win your very own Echo Dot? Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the coming weeks!.

5. Taking a staycation

‘Tis the season to go away for long weekends. There are lots of places to go in winter, and if you love a country getaway, you’re sure to find a good deal at this time of year. Fancy somewhere unique? Pick your dates and browse cosy cottages on Airbnb.

 Friends in car on weekend away - E.ON

6. Watching winter sport

From six nations to Ski Sunday, there’s so much sport to watch this winter. Snuggle up on the sofa or head out to the touchline and be part of the action.

7. Celebrating in style

Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, New Year... there are lots of special occasions coming up. Why not spend some of these dark nights creating decorations for your home? Pinterest has a lot of easy (and inexpensive) craft projects that’ll help add a bit of wow factor to your seasonal celebrations.

Couple in garden with outdoor solar lights - E.ON

8. Eating more

This might be the thing we’re most looking forward to! Slow cooker dishes are a tasty treat at this time of year – pulled pork, vegetarian curry and beef casserole are just a few of our favourite winter dinner ideas.

9. Doing indoor workouts

Don’t feel like going out to the gym? Say hello to indoor workouts.There are hundreds of free YouTube videos to help you stay fit from the comfort of your living room. High intensity workouts like this one from The Body Coach are a great place to start, as you only need to do a short session to feel the benefit.

10. Going for winter walks

Hat, scarf, coat: check. Make a day of it by getting everyone together and embracing the great outdoors on some of the UK’s best winter walks. And when you’re ready to head back for hot chocolate, the tado° Smart Thermostat will warm up your home prior to your arrival. Now, where are the marshmallows?

Man walking through a forest

Whatever you plan on doing over the next few months, you can make sure you stay on top of your energy use with our online tool, E.ON See. It’s the easy way to see exactly what you’re spending, and where you can afford to save.

With your energy use under control, you’ll be free to enjoy cold days out, cosy nights in and everything else that winter has to offer.

 

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