Last week was a bit difficult. I had a health emergency, ended up at A&E, had a load of tests which all came back ok (thank goodness), and now have another load to be scheduled for the week after this one at the surgery. Needless to say, I am a bit distracted. I’m ok, but shaken up and feeling fragile. So, rather than this particular perfume (some other time) we’re going to talk random stuff.
First a question: what do you do to combat serious stress? Things that make a difference, distract you, calm your breathing and get your shoulders down from around your ears? Any suggestions appreciated.
To distract myself, I walked to visit the house-house (around 40 minutes on foot) as I can’t drive for the next three weeks. Things are looking … slightly different. Half the back wall is painted and the builders have rerouted the guttering on one side (the side belonging to next door) down the back of the neighbouring house. Seeing this made me ridiculously pleased.
The roses on both fences are being choked by bind weed, but there’s nothing I’m going to do about that right now. Maybe in a few weeks when the back garden is freer of building materials. It flummoxes me, however, that my neighbours on the guttering side, who seem relatively sane, do nothing in their garden. Build yourself a little patio and cede the rest to me. I see raised vegetable beds. I’ll even share the results.
Someone has cut back the trailing vines in the front wall, so things look much cleaner. Thank you someone (probably the key builder).
I bought a sunflower from in front of someone’s house for 50 pence. The plan is to put it in the house-house garden with the hope we’ll be back there by the time it’s big and flowering.
Finally, I was looking at my skincare. I’m about half way through my current hyaluronic serum (Peter Thomas Roth Cloud stuff which I really like) and Buffet by The Ordinary. I’m good on facial oils and moisturiser. I’ve got about another ¾ of an inch in my Emma Hardie Moringa cleanser. I’m planning to replace all of it when it’s finally done, but I feel I need a treat, something different (actually, it doesn’t have to be skincare), to assist with the stress reductions.
So, any suggestions for luxurious skincare, something else that makes you feel really wonderful – that’s distracting etc? Much appreciated. I’m going to watch Gardeners’ World now.
PS Both pics Pexels