Our Christmas campaign, titled Tis The Season To Be, focuses on the six emotions that we all experience at Christmas including feeling cosy. With sumptuous sheepskins, soft woollen socks and hand poured candles on offer at Freight in Lewes, we thought that shopkeeper Adele would be the perfect person to talk us through what cosiness means to her at Christmas.
“Comfort is something that should occur without too much preparation. The best thing about feeling cosy is to come across it unexpectedly. The people you are surrounded by and familiarity are an essential part of feeling cosy. We always close the shop early on Christmas Eve, no matter how many people come knocking at the door asking to come in for ‘one more gift’. Christmas can be a difficult time for many people and we open our doors to extended family and friends, so people can come and go as they please. A hearty stew on the stove and Kings’ Carols spark Christmas cheer while candlelight and an open fire create a cosy Christmas setting for all. As long as there are bowls of tangerines and walnuts to tuck into accompanied by a log fire, I feel pretty content.
A favourite festive memory of mine is one Christmas morning when we drove out to the woods in Sussex. We lit a fire and proceeded to make our Christmas breakfast, ham and eggs on the open fire, accompanied by coffee with armagnac, hot chocolate, bucks fizz and a delicious panettone. With the sunshine breaking through the trees, the smoky scent of the fire and the sounds of friends and family, it was a memorable, and unexpectedly cosy, way to celebrate Christmas.”
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