This is the week of love with Valentine’s Day fast approaching – red hearts, champagne, velvet wrapped boxes of chocolates and of course red roses. The shops are adorned and the internet is overflowing with suggestions of how to spoil your loved one. The thing that I would just love for myself is a week of sleep. Forget being wined and dined, fancy foil balloons or expensive flowers…..the secret to unlocking my heart is to give me sleep!!
Seriously I need to find some self love this week after a week of sleep deprivation. I never sleep brilliantly, but this week has felt like working night shifts again. I no longer panic in the night, but read from a dimly lit kindle or listen to dramas on the BBC radio iplayer or play soothing sleep mixes on Youtube. The problem comes half way through the next day when jet lag hits and after 3 sleepless nights this week it has well and truly hit!! Thursday night was one of these nights, but I didn’t drop off to sleep until Friday afternoon. By the time hubby woke me at nearly 7pm it was time to go out to play…..a takeaway with some close neighbours. Curry for breakfast – can’t remember the last time I did the equivalent! We had been tasked with taking liqueurs and wine – easy. Unpacking the bag when we arrived we had red wine, white wine, limoncello, espresso liqueur, coffee cream, sambucca, oxynorm……what??? Oh no, don’t panic, just a little something for Claire and her pain!
Something that did cheer me up this week was reading that chocolate shaped as hearts is calorie free…well, who knew? This is something that I am totally believing for the whole week, so come on hubby remember how the lovely girl and I have always woken up to a chocolate heart on February 14th? I promise never to say again that snoring from the other side of the bed requires noise cancelling headphones!
I haven’t given you a list of lovey, dovey red heart posts, but rather a diverse selection of blog posts. They range from the breakfast pizza, to giving empowering compliments to girls to random acts of kindness. My favourite has to be the slow cooker fudge brownies – there is a situation where the stomach rules the heart. So sit back with a cuppa, or maybe a glass of something bubbly and enjoy some great blog posts.
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Have a great week,