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webslinky: keeping warm
This week, winter warmers.Well, after a series of delays – not to mention a false start for spring – winter has finally blustered into being. No more sleeping with the windows open or wandering naked down the high street, for a little while at least.
And this is great news for people who relish the winter. People like the members of New York's Coney Island Polar Bear Club. Every winter they plunge into very cold water and swim about for the sheer fun of it. This year, though, they channelled their remarkable (some might say inexplicable) passion into some good old-fashioned fund raising, taking part in Freezin' For Reason to raise money for Camp Sunshine. The photos make it almost look fun.
Whether or not you're intending to subject yourself to an unnecessarily chilly paddle, at some point during the winter you'll need to venture outside. This is really where hats, scarves and gloves come into their own, as any arctic explorer will tell you. You could buy these accessories of course, but why not use this excuse to poke around Knitty, the charming (yet contemporary) web magazine for knitting enthusiasts? Their winter issue is full of warming pattern suggestions, including this one for a Binary Scarf, which Webslinky really rather likes.
If all that knitting and accessory-wearing doesn't warm you up, you could always try driving yourself insane with frustration by playing Ferry Halim's Winterbells game. Bearing all the hallmarks we've come to expect from Ferry's consistently brilliant Flash toys, it's as charming as it is expertly executed. Guide the bounding bunny up the screen from bell to bell, leaping ever skyward through the glistening snowflakes. Then misjudge a jump and yell expletives at the screen as your previously graceful ickle wabbit PLUMMETS inexorably to the ground.
A more relaxing way to stay warm might be to light a fire. You could listen to one of those Ray Mears types bang on about how the very process of constructing a real wood fire will help to heat you up. Or you could opt for the more extravagant solution of literally burning money. This might seem extreme but if you planned ahead and took the advice at Get Rich Slowly, you'd have saved enough off your heating bill to have plenty of spare cash to burn.
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