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26 Oct 2017

My Autumn & Winter evening routine

Blog winter evening routine
Recently I've had a series of 'crash' days and struggled to stay awake. It makes even the small jobs impossible to do and I have to lie down to try and muster energy to breathe, to speak, to hold things. Sometimes it hurts to
see my Grandma, near eighty, rushing about with the vivacity of a twenty something, though I am so grateful she is in such great shape. It is as if we have swapped bodies, but no one on the outside can see, not even psychiatrists, never mental health nurses. Many times I put Oscar to bed and collapse on the landing outside his room, yet I try to save pockets of energy for self care time. Here I have put together my dream evening...
Blog winter evening routine
For the perfect autumn evening, I couldn't not use the Vanilla Pumpkin shower gel from the Body Shop. I've collected so many to give as Christmas gifts early I know I just love the scent a little too much. It smells like almond, caramel and pumpkin cake, so sumptuous and funnily quite similar to the taste of Butterscotch soda below! You get so much in a bottle for just £5 and the texture is so creamy and lathers up quickly.
Blog winter evening routine
It helps sooo much that Oscar has his own room now and I can cosy up and have 'me time' with my fairy lights on and heaps of pillows... spot the candy corn! I couldn't resist picking up some Halloween treats when we popped down to Lancaster on the train... lots of candy corn, plus bonfire toffee to sweeten the deal.
Blog winter evening routine
I also couldn't resist picking up this 'Butter beer' to try, as I'd never come across it before! Non alcoholic butterscotch beer... Mitch was grossed out by the idea but it tastes amazing, like fizzy milk bottle sweets. Add ice and drink chilled, its just like a Tango ice blast, caramel ice cream flavour. I wish I'd bought ten bottles.
Blog winter evening routine
I am so glad I finally managed to get my hands on this butter! I received this and a shower gel free as part of a Body Shop offer and it's irresistible. Kind of reminds me of how Tolberones taste, it smells like almonds, vanilla, pumpkin and honey, something of a nutty scent. I keep unscrewing the lid just to smell it.
Blog winter evening routine
I am one of those novelty sock enthusiasts and a weird person who find socks comfiest to sleep or chill out in! This Pusheen pair have pumpkins on and this makes me so happy, it's such a cute design. I wrote about my bat Pusheen socks here and they came as a pack of three, each with Pusheen dressed up in spooky costumes.
Blog winter evening routine
Finally I settle in to an evening of reading blogs. One thing I love to do and just got back in to again is entering competitions. This driving lesson comp caught my eye as it's one thing I'd love to be able to afford, one thing I'd love is to be able to have more freedom, to visit more places in the Lakes and not rely on public transport. I'm a long way off, both physically and financially, but making a first step would mean the world haha.

Got a bit sidetracked there haha, sometimes I just love the freedom of a lifestyle blog because you can just unload on whatever's been on your mind; a lot of my content is pre planned so I'm letting myself become more relaxed with what I write. It's the little personal ramblings that I love reading on others' blogs because I'm nosy haha! What's your cosy evening routine like - and do you prefer 'ramblings' or more pre planned content?

23 comments:

  1. I want a pillow like that for my bedroom-where did you purchase the cover? And BTW, I love ramblings.To me they're more warming and opens the personality other blogger. I switch up reading blogs-sometimes I read blogs and sometimes I read books. Although at times I wonder what the difference is.πŸ˜… BTW, first comment. Wooh!πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‰

    #sweetreats xxx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment!! I feel so glad as I love rambling haha, I think then you definitely get a sense of the real person behind the blog :D I found my pillow in Primark for only about £7, I will keep my eye out for you! ♡

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  2. I love ramblings! And I know how you feel - I often feel so exhausted that I'm not sure how I make it through each day. I often, half joking, complain that I'm 27 going on 80 because that's how I feel inside. But no one else see's it and that's so frustrating! So I feel ya. The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin range is gorge <3 x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you so much Aimee, ahhh it's so nice to know I'm not alone! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! :D ♡

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  3. Your pics are so pretty and look so cosy!
    I also have a Yankee Candle, with vanilla :D
    Have a good afternoon,
    Olivia <3
    www.oliviaponcelet.com

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  4. I love those Body Shop products! They smell heavenly.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. They smell sooo good, thank you so much Simone! ♡

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  5. Good luck with the driving comp! Ive just passed my test after 5 attempts and its given me the world of independence! Really recommend it, once its done, its done for life!

    I love the sound of the yankee candle too, best scent I've heard of, need to get my hands on that!!

    www.thebeautytype.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much Lisa! Ahhh congrats, that's amazing, I crave that kind of independence being so tired all the time! Thank you so much :D ♡

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  6. Sorry to hear you've been having a hard time lately. Thinking of you. :)

    I love Yankee candles, I just got two Hallowe'en themed ones, Witches' Brew and Candy Corn. They didn't have them in small sizes in my local garden centre this year but they were on eBay.

    I like both pre planned and rambling posts. I enjoyed reading this one. :)

    Zania

    P.S. Love the Pusheen socks!

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    1. Aw thank you so much, that is so kind!! I managed to get the candy corn one in a votive size, it smells sooo good! Aw thank you!! ♡

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  7. I should do some Autumn shopping now. That body butter sounds amazing and I need something that has a pumpkin scent. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you so much Princess, ahhh Autumn shopping is so much fun!! ♡

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  8. Yay for all of the candles!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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    1. Ahhh yes all the autumn and winter scents!! ♡

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  9. Love this, sounds so relaxing! My ideal evening is probably cozying up with a nice book, comfy socks and pjs, a fuzzy blanket, a cup of tea and something to snack on. Maybe some piano music too- I love classical music. Ideally it would also be raining. I love your lifestyle posts :)

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    1. Thank you so much Vivian, that means so much! That sounds absolutely perfect, I am a huge fan of classical music but my partner doesn't like it, but I'd love my little boy to grow up with it haha! :D ♡

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  10. This post totally relaxed me! Your blog is actually super adorable like I'm actually in love, and please teach me how to take such great pictures and have such a photogenic room!
    Have a lovely day!
    -Cait xx
    https://passionatemindblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww thank you so much Cait, that's the sweetest!! I hope you have a magical November, so glad you like my blog! :D ♡

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  11. This sounds like an ideal evening in!

    Sara - Flemingo

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