To many, the thought might be inconceivable, but do you have moments when you feel you want to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas alone? We bet you might also be asking yourself why you feel this way. Maybe you haven’t fully understood those feelings yourself, yet it’s an untapped desire. Compounding those feelings, you might be troubled about how you might let your family and friends know. We dive into the reasons you might want to spend the holidays alone and give you some help on how to let your friends and family know without letting them down.
There are ample reasons why so many of us love the autumn season. From the crisp air and falling leaves to warm jumpers and nights in with friends, this time of year is nothing if not cosy. Perhaps one of the best of the autumn delights is the humble pumpkin spice latte (PSL). With seasonal pumpkin and warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, the PSL brings together everyone’s favourite autumn flavours in one comforting drink.
Heavy clouds cloaked the sky overhead, dark grey and ominous. The ground was covered in thick white frost, remnants of old snow clumping around the front deck of the old lodge. It was beautiful in a mystical, unreal sort of way; like something plucked straight out of an old, traditional
With the help of our lovely Solo Living Community Members, we share the reasons why solos choose to spend Christmas Day alone and why they shouldn’t be pitied when they share their plans with family and friends. There is a sense of togetherness about Christmas Day. It’s the one day
This is solo short story fiction! Hannah has been writing fictional short stories for Solo Living. She writes character-driven stories about single life and solos living alone. Here is Part 2, Amanda’s New Year Story story, following on from Part 1, Jenny’s Christmas Story. SHORT STORIES Amanda’s New Year Short
This is solo short story fiction! Hannah has been writing fictional short stories for Solo Living. She writes character-driven stories about single life and solos living alone. Here is Jenny’s Christmas story – Part 1 of 2, with the second instalment Amanda’s New Year Story found here. To read more
It’s that time of year again. Baubles, lights and all things twinkly. While you may be impatiently counting down to some well-deserved time off, you can have a very merry Christmas while also changing the chain of events when you are planning to spend the festive season on your own.
In 2020, it was estimated over 8 million people in the UK spent Christmas Day alone and given just under one in three households in the UK are solo households – that is, with only one occupant; it will not be a surprise to many in our Solo Living Community
Christmas can be a very expensive time of year as all of the costs add up for presents, festive decorations, meals out with friends and entertaining at home. Planning and paying for Christmas induced festivities can lead to a jaw-dropping January, so we have some savvy tips for you. Christmas
The festive season often makes people feel nostalgic for years gone by, especially if this time of year brings memories of close family members who are no longer with us. Those feelings are likely to be exacerbated if the lockdown means you’re not able to get together with your nearest