|fairisle knit slippers: barratts*|
|Yes, that's my dinosaur onesie. No, nobody needs to see a full-length picture of that.|
Most of the time, my days are pretty full. What with running a business, swimming every morning, evenings filled up with guides, rangers, spinning classes and dressmaking lessons, and trying to control the allotment at the weekends, I don't end up spending a lot of spare time at home. And even if I do, I find it pretty hard to relax, as I'm one of those people who always feels like they *should* be doing something constructive. Not that I'm complaining; I'm definitely someone who works better under pressure and thrive on being busy. I'm not much of a relaxer, but sometimes everybody needs to take a bit of time out..
My favourite way to relax? Curl up on the sofa with a cup of coffee, a good book and a nice pair of slippers on. I'm easily pleased. Does it make me a total Granny if I admit that I always wear slippers when I'm at home? I hate wandering around in bare feet, and I don't really ever wear socks, so a cosy pair of slippers to keep my toes warm are an essential.
I pack my slippers to go everywhere with me - even to a recent Guides holiday weekend, which was fine except my old pair were so close to falling apart that one of the other leaders decided to throw them out to 'do me a favour'. How lucky was I when Barratts saved the day with a replacement?
I tend to favour boot styles, like these, partly because they are usually really comfortable - these ones have a cushioned sole which makes it feel a little as though I'm walking on sponge - or moon boots, does anyone remember those?! - and partly because it means I don't have to look at my horrid feet. Weirdly, whilst I'm a bit obsessed with shoes, Ican't stand feet, and find my own the absolute worst of all.
What's your favourite way to relax? I can't be the only slipper fan out there..can I?