Scented candles

Anyone who has been in my flat knows that I blooming love scented candles. I have to say I am usually of the Yankee persuasion but I am always open to new experiences – thanks to the news of my candle addiction spreading to friends and family, I have enjoyed all sorts from the crackling sounds of Woodwick to the alcoholic notes of Harrocks gin and tonic.

I love lighting a different candle in each room and enjoying the change in scent as I wander around my little flat. I find the flicker of a candle flame really relaxing and it brings such a cosy feeling to the room.

I received so many candles for my last birthday that my husband decided the ‘new plan’ would be to burn candles as often as we could to ‘get rid of a load’. Now, while I disagree with his sentiment, I certainly wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to freely light my candles whenever I wanted! The funny thing is he actually started to like having them lit all the time, so much so that he even bought a manly candle-lighting-clicker-thingy to light them with. I bought him a manly candle to go with it as a joke and guess what – he liked that too! Now we have candles dotted all around the flat and they’re always lit, and I feel a little wave of happiness every time I walk past them.

Cosy pyjamas

Cosy pyjamas. Oh I just love the word cosy, the sound of it makes me feel all warm and snuggly. Add that word to ‘pyjamas’ and you’re setting yourself up for a lovely evening in front of the telly. Now I know it’s not particularly (read: at all) glamorous, but in the evening I can’t wait to pull on my cosy pyjamas, my giant knitted dressing gown and my snuggly slipper socks. There’s something about it that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling in my tummy. Maybe it’s because I feel like I can finally start to relax after a busy day, or maybe it’s because I feel safe and warm all bundled up while the cold rain drips down the window outside. Either way, for more than a moment, my cosy pyjamas bring a smile to my face and make me feel happy.

cosy-pyjamas

This is my new favourite ensemble, courtesy of my husband – look at all the cute reindeer!