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Fun in the Cold

​Fun in the Cold

By Sara Jane

I am sure most of us are aware of the saying “Fun in the Sun”.

Just because the weather is getting colder here in the Northern hemisphere doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

This article isn’t about the words that are written, it’s more about the memories it awakens and encouraging you and your family to make more.

Cast your mind back and connect with your inner child, think of all the fun things you used to get up to.

Kicking and crunching through the fallen leaves, jumping in muddy puddles, snowball fights, making snowmen and snow angels.

What else do you remember doing, fun and laughter with siblings and/or friends?

Bonfire night, all gathered around a fire, fireworks going off then back to someone’s home for hot chocolate, hot potatoes, grilled sausages and more.

Gathered around a fire, toasting crumpets, mallows and toast, dripping butter everywhere.

Cold, crisp mornings, watching your breath as you walk to school or work.

Clear, cold starry winter nights, wrapped in hats, mittens and scarves.

Sat in front of a roaring log fire, playing games, or curled up in bed under a lovely warm duvet.

Pleasure can be found in so many things when we open our minds and let memories flood in.

Chill winds blow

Stormy skies

Shorter days

Longer nights

As Winter takes its hold


Trees adorned in golds, rusts and reds

Teaching us the glory of letting go

As their leaves fall to the ground

Winter slumber


Birds fly South

Squirrels gathering nuts

Hedgehogs, Bees and more hibernate

A time of rest and re-charging


Frost covering the rooves and ground in white

Steaming as it melts in the morning sun

Ice forms on birdbaths

Hungry birds squabble to feed on the feeders


Snow falls blanketing the world in white

Children laugh and play

Tin trays are used as toboggans

Snowball fights and making snowmen


Cold hands and feet

Warmed by an open fire

Rosy cheeks from cold fresh air

Childhood memories


When was the last time you made memories?

When was the last time you shared your childhood memories with your family?

This is the perfect time of year with the colder shorter evenings to sit with your family and share, plus make more.

Copyright © Sara Jane 2019

You can listen to Sara read the article in the video below

Laughter: A Tonic for the Soul

Laughter: A Tonic for the Soul

“A smile is contagious, let's start an epidemic” I first read this while I was waiting for a blood test, it was on the wall of the cubicle and it has stuck with me ever since.

I did try researching the rest of these quotes about smiles and laughter but without much joy – hehe, please forgive the pun, it wasn’t intended.

A Laugh is a Smile that Bursts – Mary H. Waldrip

Laughter is the best Medicine

Smile and the world smiles with you, Cry and you cry alone

If someone doesn’t have a Smile of their own, give them one of yours

A Smile that touches your eyes, opens the windows to your Sole (not sure where this one came from, it may be from me).

Laugh, Laugh, Laugh

Says your Heart to your Lips

Smile, Smile, Smile

Says your Heart to your Eyes

Love, Love, Love

Says your Heart to your Mind

Open your eyes to the beauty that surrounds you

Smile as you witness the budding of a leaf

Smile as you see the blooming of a flower

Laugh as you watch the antics of the Animals

Share laughter with family and friends

Witness with Joy the growing up of your children

Let the sounds of laughter fill your house, your home

Listen for laughter everywhere you roam

Laughter is healing, it banishes the blues

Laughter is medicine, a tonic for your Soul

Laughter is a beautiful sound

The sound of joy and fun

The sound of children and play

Let your Inner Child out to play

Awaken the fun and joy within you

Feel your Heart swell and your mind relax

Life is a journey

A journey that should be filled with fun

Learn to play again, to dance again, to laugh again.

Love, Peace & Laughter

Sara Jane

Copyright © Sara Jane 2017