A little luxe this January 


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I don’t know about you, but I’ve found January a bit tough this year. It’s certainly been hard to get back into routine, daylight is in short supply and the cold snap seems to have finally caught up with us. It’s been a hard push not to get straight into my PJ’s at the end of a long day – I may have caved once or twice.

But it’s not all doom and gloom this winter. And, as we hit the halfway mark of the first month of 2016, I think it’s time we gave up the saintly act and gave in to a few things that will make the new year transition a little easier – perhaps January should be more of a damp than dry? So I think it’s only right that we add a little luxe to our daily life to help us through the winter

Here’s a few of the indulgences I’ve allowed myself this month so far:

Sunday splurge 

With the weather lashing down last weekend, it seemed that the only thing for it was to head for the shops. I love wandering round my hometown, swooning over stationery and homeware in The Hambledon, trying on fifty shades of grey (my wardrobe tends to be a variation on black, grey or white) in Mint Velvet and treating myself to new scents in The White Company. All of which certainly made me feel a whole lot better about life.

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Savouring my cuppa

Each morning, instead of rushing out the door or switching my laptop on the second I wake up, and before the husband and the cats are wide awake, I’ve been taking time over my morning cuppa to catch up on the news, my latest blog reading and to think about the day ahead. It’s been nice to take the morning a little slower before I have to leave the house.

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One line a day 

Each night before I switch off and power down, I’ve been reflecting on the day and updating my ‘One line a day‘ diary. It helps me to reduce my waffling tendencies (not always helpful in the world of copywriting), to mark the day with an overview, a funny thought or something that really stood out. The diary is a five-year diary, so I can’t wait to look back over the years and see how one January differs from the other!

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Sanctuary 

My home is my haven, and since working at a clients office (a large DIY retailer) I’ve not had any time in my home office. And, as it could be a little while before I resume home-working, I’ve made sure that my bedroom is my current sanctuary. New pillows, new bed sheets, my trusty lavender pillow spray from The Longbarn, and plenty of candles, means that I retreat to bed early to catch up on blog reading, research for work and as many zzz’s as my brain will allow.

What little luxuries are you indulging in the January?

#savourthemoment

Love,
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