What's sweet, brown, fluffy, hot and perfect after a long, cold day outside?
A glorious mug of hot chocolate - whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles optional. You're picturing it now aren't you?
Along with a slightly smoky, fluffy potato baked in the bonfire ashes a mug of chocolate is a most welcome treat after a day spent working on conservation tasks, whether that's winter pruning, balsam bashing, ditch digging or litter picking and beach cleaning.
If your New Year's resolution is to get fit, to make a difference, to meet new people then look at joining a regular conservation work group or occasionally helping on a practical work day, see which organisations in your area need a helping hand: https://www.countryside-jobs.com/volunteers/practical-workdays Choose wisely and you'll be rewarded with that mug of chocolatey heaven.