I absolutely love to see these girls being so successful and felt a pang of pride as a fellow blogger. They have all have stayed true to their roots and each promise the sort of content that made me fall in love with their blogs to begin with.
After much deliberation I picked Tanya’s book and headed back home, where I found that N was running a bath for me! He explained that he thought it was about time I had a relaxing evening and maybe even an early night.
My husband everyone: the mindreader!
Recently I’ve been so busy that I’ve felt like I’m spinning around in a little tornado. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve announced that I’m going to have an early night but just need to do ‘one more thing’, then two hours later finally fall into bed with my heart racing, ears ringing and a million thoughts whirring in my head still.
It’s always such a wonderful feeling to sink into a hot bubble bath though. In an instant you are worlds away from the manic over stimulation of everyday life and transported into the calm oasis, with quiet all around, only broken by the gentle fizzing of bubbles and slosh of water.
Tanya’s book is the sort that you can dip in and out of, or just as easily read cover to cover in one sitting. From the ‘Growing Up’ chapters I discovered that Tanya is originally from Norwich, not London as I’d previously assumed. I’m from Cambridgeshire so reading about places close by to me being talked of so fondly was a nice surprise.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s also filled with beautiful coffee table style pictures; I do love beautiful photography.
After my bathtime read, I slathered myself in copious amounts of my favourite body lotion from Molton Brown (which smells heavenly!) and curled up in bed. I attempted to listen to a bit of my latest audiobook Eat Pray Love, but soon drifted off into a deep sleep. I should DEFINITELY do this whole relaxation thing more often!
How do you relax and unwind? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?