I think we're all agreed that living in Narnia is less fun than it's cracked up to be. I haven't seen a single faun, WTF! And the Cat Who Squeaks hasn't escorted me home from the top of my street in ages, presumably because he is hunkered up next to a fire and shooting laser beams of disapproval at the freezing fog outside.
It's so cold that I've had to ditch my comedy Hogwarts gloves (too short in the wrist) for some deeply unsexual Thinsulate numbers from the men's department at H&M. What I really want are some beautiful leather gloves, but they tend not to be very cosy when it's -4 and your hair is freezing to your coat.
This is why in my dream world we would ALL be wearing possum fur-lined leather gloves from Alexski. Kate Middleton wears them! Her royal, royal hands are kept warm by these things. I tried these on at the Spirit of Christmas fair in October - I start festivising early - and they were so beautiful, smelled so wonderfully of saddles, and were so bloody warm that I started fantasising about spending on gloves what I will, at a push, spend on a pair of super investment boots. They are hand-stitched in Milan!
Also in my dream world, we would either fall upon a treasure trove of gloves that a heating-obsessed squirrel had buried in an obliging field, or win the lottery, because these gloves are £255. WHAT.
But it's New Zealand possum fur! The possum fur has been to the one country in the world I want to visit!
That's no excuse.
But it's roooooooooyal. You could have regal, lovely hands!
|Fuchsia ski mittens, Alexski|
You can also get lambskin-lined tan leather gloves for a slightly more reasonable £188.94 (I said slightly), but frankly, if I'm getting gloves lined with any kind of fur, I want it to be New Zealand possum. And then I could pretend it was actually Hobbit.
And just as a reminder that the weather being this cold can actually be quite glorious, one of the frosted spiders' webs I passed on my way to work this morning. Stay cosy everyone!