After two days of walking, swimming, exploring and generally keeping myself busy down in cornwall, breathing in the gorgeous clean cornish air, I woke up this morning sprawled in a starfish in my big double bed, feeling both well-rested and also like I just didn’t want to move at all!
I ended up lying in bed just reading, listening to music and scrolling through Twitter, BlogLovin and Instagram for at least two hours.
Normally, I would hate to feel like I was wasting a day or being lazy, but I came down here to relax and recoup a bit and I really felt like that was what I wanted to do and what I needed today.
When I finally decided to get up and dressed, I looked outside to see that the weather was a little bit muggy and the skies were full of clouds – not a beach day then. I thought about it and decided that actually, it would be really nice to spend my last day just relaxing in the house. After all, I’ve been so busy the past two days, it would be nice to spend some time during the day to just enjoy my surroundings.
So I made myself a bowl of porridge (which seems to be a new regular thing for me – love a good bowl of porridge in the morning – obviously made to look suitable pretty with raisins, fruit and any other toppings!), brewed up a cup of tea and sat on one of the two wonderfully long and very comfy sofas to eat.
I have to say, I’ve spent a lot of time in this house over the years, but it has had a bit of a makeover recently and there are some seriously lust-worthy homeware pieces in the house now that I just had to take photos of and share with you guys, seeing as I was spending the day in my new comfy new look trousers (that kinda feel like really light pajama bottoms but look absolutely gorgeous!) and a strappy top, lazing around amongst these beautiful things.
I’ve always been one to lust over beautiful homeware pieces but more so over the past year or so – maybe I’m getting older, maybe it’s because I’ve become a blogger and suddenly my bloglovin/insta/twitter feed is full of gorgeous cushions or the latest must-have kitchen gadget. Either way, I’ve suddenly started finding myself excessively drawn to soft furnishings and things to make your home even more gorgeous – and I’m not sure that’s a problem!
I actually really enjoyed having a day to just chill today – I got to spend some time in the house, some time to write (more posts out more regularly from now on!), some time to think about things, and some time to read – which I love to do, but always end up thinking of all the things I should be doing and have to put the book down to get on with them – today, my brain didn’t let itself get distracted and I got to start a new book with no tangents or minor brain-wanderings – lovely.
As I am writing this I am back in Bristol, at my parents house, sitting on the sofa – I’ve just been watching Djokovic vs Anderson at Wimbledon – and definitely secretly egging on the underdog (really hoping he can smash the fifth set tomorrow morning) – with a cup of tea in hand.
It was an amazing few days, and exactly what I needed to let my brain turn off for a few days, shut off the real world and soak up the magic of cornwall and this amazing house that is truly my magical little paradise.
Now, back to some form or reality, though the next few days are going to be a little different. Tomorrow, my mum is taking myself and one of my sisters on a spa day as a treat for our birthday (myself and my younger sister share a birthday – what are the chances?!?) – and then Wednesday is my actual birthday – holy shit I’m turning 25! – yet to find out what I’m doing for it, but I know my dad is taking me out for the day…I shall update! Very family based birthday this year and I’m really excited about it! 🙂
I will take lots of photos over the next few days and try to get them up in a post. I cannot believe I’m turning 25. I’m remarkably calm about it bearing in mind how I felt a couple of weeks ago (see my post “I won’t let fear slow me down”) …maybe wednesday will hit and I’ll have some kind of quarter-life nervous breakdown but I’m actually ok about it all. Life will do what it will do and I am feeling ok about rolling with the punches, no matter what direction they decide to throw me in.
I’ve really enjoyed posting daily these past few days and it’s something I’d like to do more of – what do you guys think? Obviously not all as a “what I did today” kind of post, but all sorts – just much more regularly, or even daily? Let me know what you think – would you read them? And is there anything specific you want me to write about? I’d love to know what you guys think and what you guys want to read. 🙂
I’m loving writing these posts on here and I really hope you guys are enjoying reading them too. It’s become a special little side of my mad life and I love it.