As this week has seen the last Thursday in February, it was my ‘nourish’ day. I decided at the start of the year, I would set aside one day a month, a day for me, to nourish my body, mind or spirit. Of course, life happens and this Thursday, I really needed to go to the local market town for a recall on my car, not ideal for a nourish day. However, I realised that Neal’s Yard Remedies, a shop I always pop into for a little browse, has therapy rooms so I booked a massage for the morning. It was utter bliss and so what I needed, after every massage I have I think I should do this more often and I really must, I felt so good, relaxed and recharged. I also popped into a couple of favourite shops whilst in the town and got a tunic in White Stuff I had on my wish list with a 20% discount. I love the design and pattern and can’t wait to wear it.
Other nourishing moments this week were
- Being a blood donor. It was my blood donation session this week, a little bit of discomfort is well worth the satisfaction of giving to our NHS in my little way.
- A new teapot. I fell in love with the design and colour of this Stump teapot when I had tea in a small indie café a few months ago. It was top of my Christmas list, but despite lots of searching by me and my parents who were buying it for me, it was out of stock. It is now in stock again and I finally have my Christmas present, I’m so pleased I waited, it is perfect. I also went to a loose tea emporium whilst in the market town so have a few varieties of tea to brew.
- Flowers. My work partner and I returned to work on Monday to be given bouquets of beautiful flowers by our colleagues as a little thank you for all we do in the department. Our priority is always the wellbeing of our staff and students so it was a delightful surprise to be treated ourselves. Our office had a lovely smell this week and they’ve lasted so well that I’ve brought mine home for the weekend, I’m going to eek every last moment of joy from them.
I’ve been looking through my blog and I realise that the #nourish posts are keeping me from writing other posts on my list. I’m still sticking with Nourish as my word of the year and theme, but going forward will only do a monthly round up.