I am a real summer girl. I love hot weather, the beach and getting outdoors but there's a few things about winter that make it a special time of the year. For a start, fires are so romantic and many a good time has been had sitting around an open fire with a glass of red talking into the wee hours of the morning. In fact, that's how my husband proposed to me - except it was French champagne instead of red wine! I love skiing and staying up on the mountain walking around in the snow at night under all the fairy lights. I really look forward to the comfort food that winter brings like slow cooked lamb shanks, roast dinners, chunky soups and chocolate pudding. I love the change of seasons and an excuse to go out shopping and buy some new clothes!