Just a quick one today as Little Miss Sienna is here. I went to Bury yesterday and bought myself a lovely new book called Wonderwoman. There's a lot of stuff in it that most of us probably already know and do , but it's nice to pick up and look through.
I have 3 hardbacks on the coffee table at the moment which is something I've never done before because I thought it would look too cluttered, but actually it adds a bit of character to the room and makes it feel more homely.
The books are Vintage Roses, The Handmade Apothecary and my new one. They are mostly full of pretty pictures with a bit of text to go with the photos. When I have a sit down with a brew for 10 minutes I've taken to choosing one and flicking through and I can't tell you how relaxing this is. It's 10 minutes of pure unaldulterated visual bliss with little snippets of information should I care to tax my brain.
The books are strategically placed next to the truffles so if I'm feeling particularly indulgent I'll pick one of those up as well.
I'm finding it a very nice way to unwind and I highly recommend buying what is basically a grown up picture book that interests you and losing yourself in it for a few minutes each day.