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Lean into January with these simple pleasures

Caravan against a snowy backdrop

After the excitement of Christmas and New Year celebrations, it’s easy to feel a bit flat in January, but embracing simple pleasures can make it more bearable.

Without gifts to buy or elaborate festive spreads to think about cooking, it’s time to get cosy and recharge.

Research from Club Med suggests 34 per cent of Brits are looking forward to embracing the joy of missing out (JOMO) this January and there’s no better place to do it than in your caravan or motorhome.

Nicolas Bresch, managing director, UK, Ireland & Nordics at Club Med, said: “There is something incredibly cosy about winter, from the feelings it can conjure up to the activities synonymous with the season.

“For the third of Brits who think winter is the best season for a holiday away, we couldn’t agree more.”

So, pack up your leisure vehicle and head away from it all to enjoy some of the simple pleasures available at this time of year.

Get cosy

Snuggling up with a blanket on the sofa is top of the list for activities that get us through January, with 43 per cent of Brits relying on some quality downtime.

With all its plush cushions, your caravan or motorhome is perfect for hunkering down, but be sure to invest in some extra soft blankets too.

For 41 per cent of respondents, tucking into comfort food was a priority and leisure vehicles are great for making simple dishes that don’t require multiple ovens and lots of pans.

Get outside

Of course, cosying up on the sofa with comfort food is made all the better when it comes after time spent in the great outdoors.

Some 36 per cent of people are hoping for snow this January, with the pleasure of wrapping up warm and enjoying the magical cold stuff.

In fact, putting on lots of layers and going for a walk was mentioned by 25 per cent of people. Some 28 per cent are content to listen to the sound of the rain outside.

Simple pleasures

Sometimes, it can be the smallest of things that offer comfort and it’s important to notice them.

Fluffy socks and slippers does this for 30 per cent of people, while clear, bright mornings are enough to put 29 per cent of respondents in a good mood.

Some 24 per cent of Brits enjoy hearing the ground crunch under their feet, which isn’t too dissimilar to the 20 per cent enchanted by the layers of frost on the ground.

However you choose to spend January, get out and about in your leisure vehicle, then get cosy again with plenty of creature comforts.



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