Sunny Nunney with Gregg Nunney

The only good thing about our extended winter is soup, says Gregg
The only good thing about our extended winter is soup, says Gregg

There comes a point where you’ve had enough.

A point where you literally want to throw your toys out of the pram and scream at the top of your voice that you can’t take any more.

Winter will you PLEASE go away!

Is it just me who seems to think that this winter has dragged on longer than any other?

I know we had a fairly non-existent summer but I’ve got to the point where I would do anything to feel a bit of warmth.

I don’t want to wrap up whenever I leave the house and I don’t want to have to sit there with a blanket over my shoulders watching the telly at night.

Christmas and New Year are distant memories and we’re only a couple of weeks away from hot cross buns and chocolate eggs.

There is nothing that winter has to offer that I’m interested in any more!

I just want it to stop!

The only good thing to have come out of this extended “season of good chill” is that I’ve developed a new affinity for soup.

Gone are the days where all you can get your hands on is tomato, cream of chicken or cream of mushroom.

The shelves are now packed with fresh cartons of brightly coloured liquid meals – from spicy butternut squash to beetroot and dill, from onion and ale to beef bourguignon.

Fresh soups have become the new ready meal of choice.

Not only are there endless varieties but they’re all low in fat and calories too.

The best thing is that I haven’t yet discovered one that contains any trace of horsemeat!

I despair at winter every year. It’s fine up until the end of December but I wish I could then hibernate for eight weeks until the start of March.

It’s getting lighter later, though, and there’s green on the trees.

A bit of warmth is all I ask for – and maybe a new selection of summer soups to keep me happy!