Have you been enjoying the heatwave? This week has been all about ice lollies, eating outside and long balmy evenings. Sure, it’s got a bit too hot at times, but I love the way it makes life feel so different – it’s like being transported to the tropics in the comfort of your own garden.
The days take on a completely different hue. There’s something so joyful and timeless about watching your children’s faces as they run through the sprinkler; or the chilled-out feeling of watching the sun go down on the longest day of the year.
So, what have I been loving during this most tropical of weeks?
Working from home
Summer is definitely one of the times that working from home comes into its own. My house is cool and I can have the windows open. My commute is whizzing back from the school-run on my bike, the breeze cooling my face. When I take my coffee break, I get to potter round my garden picking flowers. This week I’ve been feeling incredibly lucky that I have the opportunity to do this. Making freelance writing and blogging my job is a dream that’s been a long time coming.
Being a mermaid
During a heatwave I love having a really cool bath – it’s so soothing and calming after a long hot day. This week I’ve been trying the lovely bath soak from Living Sea Therapy*. It’s made with Cornish seaweed and minerals and smells amazing thanks to twelve essential oils – including mandarin, ginger and eucalyptus. It’s been perfect this week!
The cold shoulder top
This is a new style for me, and every time I wear it I have that Adele song stuck in my head. Sales are a great way to try a
new trend and I picked up this lovely top in Oliver Bonas – reduced from £45 to £15. I really love it – it’s laid-back but feels more special than a tee.
This week I’ve also been…
Watching…. Girl Boss on Netflix. Loved it!
Reading… Harry Potter (the Half Blood Prince), perfect escapism for crazy times.
What have you been loving this week? Do you wilt in the heat, or lap it up?
* Living Sea Therapy kindly sent me this product to try