Haven Editor, Bel:
My family’s winter ritual is roasting marshmallows in our replace on sticks from our backyard and hoping no wallabies or chickens have pooped on the sticks.

Haven Digital/Admin Guru, Bec:
My winter ritual basically consists of getting the kids’ dressing gowns and slippers at the ready (freshly washed with a drop of lavender), change the candle from Montego Bay to Tahaa, write down an exercise plan to work on over winter (and then realise it’s too cold to get up at 5am), and homemade soups every other night! I do love to hibernate!

Haven Designer, Em:
I up the vitamin intake in winter and try to keep active and not hibernate. Lots of body moisturiser and my fave part of winter is cooking some traditional English Sunday roasts for the family.

Haven Social Media Maven, Katy:
Just two things: Red wine and Netflix!

Haven Publisher, Keeley:
I would have to say snuggling up in blankets for the kids’ fave – a driveway movie and fire! Plus we’ve nailed an Aussie version of a ‘smore’ (marshmallows, Lindt chocolate and a Scotch Finger biscuit). YUM!



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