I know it sounds as though I am forever zipping up and down the train line to London, but honestly, before this last fortnight it had been much longer since I last visited!
Yesterday I went to the Vitality Show at Olympia. It was lovely weather, so I wore a black dress and my new cyclamen pink pashmina, and it was enough. Heaven! Highlights of the vitality show have to be the free stuff. Oh, how it abounds! Muller sponsor it, so it is yoghurts everywhere, just to help yourself to. And goodie bags when you leave, and every health magazine you can think of were offering buy the magazine, get a goody bag free. (Strangest goody- trainer socks with an accompanying assortment of shoe laces in matching colours….hmmm..!)
Lots of places were offering treatments, and pulled towards facials and manicures and so on as I always am, I demurred in favour of the most marvelous back rub. They were offering ten minutes for ten pounds, which was an entirely fabulous way to spend both the time and the pennies. They had these strange looking seats, where you lean forwards and there is a bit to tuck your legs under, but are surprisingly comfortable. Bliss…
My other treat of the day (I had some birthday money to spend) was a makeover at the Helen E stand. Last year one of the girls from the library had a makeover done there, and it was fabulous. They use very natural colours, so you look like the best version of yourself, rather than made up if that makes sense? They do half of your face first so you can see and then the other half so you are not miss-matched! I did indulge, but happily so, as one of the joyful simplicities for April (I know it was still March…but only just!) in Simple Abundance is to get a makeover and experiment with a new spring look.
Speaking of Simple Abundance, the lovely people at Amazon delivered me a copy of The Simple Abundance Companion which I am really enjoying. Has anyone else who has read Simple Abundance read this?
I am so looking forward to the Farmers Market tomorrow- I am going to go along with my new wicker basket on my arm!
I have finally got the last of the little preciousnesses for my seasonal care package for Kristy together- so I am going to spend a happy hour with tissue paper and ribbons tonight packing them up ready to be sent on Monday. I hope she likes it!