There’s no doubt in my world that staying in is the going out…
When those days get shorter and good TV returns to our screens (Stranger Things is almost back!), there is nothing I enjoy more than nesting with my favourite candles and indulging in doing nothing that little bit more.
What with the house renovations and a busy work schedule, we tend to stay in a lot more – firstly saving money for the building works but also to ease the stress of everyday life. We are spending all of our money trying to make this house a home, and it’s important to appreciate it at the same time.
And the ultimate indulgence for me is a long soak and an early night.
Since pregnancy, I’ve been getting A LOT of early nights, not necessarily by choice but it has done me the world of good – I look at the clock sometimes at 8:30pm and can’t believe I’m still up that late – but as a night owl rarely going to bed before 1am in the past, I’m trying to embrace the change.
A bath has always been my prerequisite for a relaxing evening, sadly I can’t have one as hot as I’d usually like right now but it definitely signifies a moment to myself – and a room where I can really close the door on renovations.
And we’re pretty lucky that the room we sleep in is one of the few that are clean and decorated now – we’ve come a long way since December! We don’t have a TV in this room and it is quite compact so we only really associate this room with calm and sleep (the grey and neutral tones help!). Since going to bed earlier I spend a bit more time on my skin routine – serum, moisturiser and always a night oil – and I must admit my skin hasn’t felt better (this could also be combined with the fact I don’t go out as much as getting 10 hours sleep a night! But let’s say it’s the serums…).
So here’s to cosy nights in, using hibernation as a legitimate excuse and enjoying the little things a bit more…oh and Stranger Things.