Day 1 of Week 2

So yesterday I was set a challenge – a friend needed some letters ๐Ÿ’Œ delivering for work, and as they were all going to a similar area it seemed silly to post them. ย As I apparently have oodles of time, I offered to play Postman Pat and deliver them by hand on my bicycle ๐Ÿšด.

There were 14 in total, so I put the letters in my basket, and having planned my route, pootled off. ย It was a fun exercise in modern orienteering ๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿšต ย – I plotted my route on Map Quest,ย screenshot it, then used google maps as a reference on my phone ๐Ÿ“ž when I got stuck. ย There is probably a far more efficient way of doing this, but I quite enjoyed stopping and checking my ‘map’ ๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿ“ž. ย It took me two hours and I only lost my bearings once, and found some really quite magnificent houses ๐Ÿฐ. ย It was good to get out in the fresh air, and take some exercise – exercise is definitely good.

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Postman Alice – Topshop hat, Ralph Lauren puffa, Ralph Lauren bag (these were both TK Maxx purchases ๐Ÿ‘Œ, hush wrist warmers and Nike Air Max trainers
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Delivery time! ๐Ÿ’Œ
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On my way

Something that has been a little trying over the last week is the hot water situation in the house. ย It is on a timer โณ, and therefore comes on twice a day at normal hours (i.e. in the morning before work and in the evening after work). ย I came unstuck last week when I REALLY wanted a hot bath ๐Ÿ›€ after cycling ๐Ÿšด into central London and back, and I got into a very luke warm bath. ย It was truly horrid. ย I could of course change the hot water settings ๐Ÿ“ฒ, however I don’t think I should be doing that (it is good to keep a normal working day mentality), I don’t actually know how to (I need a lesson Tom) and I’m not sure I would be allowed to.. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

I do love having a bath ๐Ÿ›€ though, so I waited until 6.30pm โฐ yesterday evening and had such a nice hot ๐Ÿ”ฅ bath. ย Baths are truly great, and bathtime is something of a ritual. ย I do enjoy a nice scented candle ๐ŸŽ†, and bubble bath, but I don’t tend to wallow for long, I can’t read in the bath (I always drop things) and I not a fan of the lengthy bath prune look. ย I do sometimes paint my nails ๐Ÿ’…, – yesterday wasย Max Factor Diva Coralย –ย and listen to a story tape (podcast) ๐ŸŽถ, often ‘No Such Thing As A Fish’ – maybe the best podcast / listening material, ever ๐Ÿ˜Š. ย All of my housemates ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€ are bath people – which is great (we have two baths ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ› in the house which is ideal) – I don’t quite trust people who don’t enjoy baths. ย I KNOW this is controversial – all that stuff about wallowing in your own dirt etc etc. ย But it’s just so nice to immerse yourself in all that hot water, it’s the best way to relax. ย I’m going to stop freaking you all out with my love of baths now… but just a quick fun photo of my current bath products:

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Cleanly

Ortigia Geranium bath salts : because someone gave me some Ortigia hand soap last year, and I have developed a real love ๐Ÿ’— for this brand, as it smells amazing and the packaging is glorious. ย I particularly like the geranium products, and treated myself to some bath salts for Christmas. ย Also the people in the Sloane Square shop are really lovely.

Nutrogena Pink Grapefruit face wash: my housemate got me into this, I like the smell , it’s leaves a nice clean feel (well done face wash) and it’s pink ๐Ÿ’“.

Avalon Organics Lemon bath and shower gel: ย This is nice and lemony ๐Ÿ‹, I love the smell, and makes me feel sort of good about myself – no parabens (I think), recyclable, good for the environment.

Badedas bubble bath: ย A classic, it creates proper bubbles and lasts forever.

Lavender Room, Blackcurrent and Tomato candle: this smells similar to the Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay scent, but possibly even better, ย ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ and for a quarter of the price (Sorry Jo, I do also love your things A LOT ๐Ÿ˜.)

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Barry M top coat & Max Factor Diva Coral polish
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Cute pic with Bumble + Paige hot air balloon jeans