When I was asked if I would like to be part of the Radox Be Selfish campaign I thought it sounded great. (Thanks to Kim Hong at Fleishman Hillard PR). Some Radox bubble bath and a water resistant Kathy Lette book. Lovely.
I thought, I can have some much needed ME time. It wasn't that simple though.
I know I should put myself first more often, but when you're a mum your children come first. For me it's as simple as that. During the day I try to stay away from my laptop. It's all too easy to be distracted by Twitter or Facebook or by reading blogs. My boys won't be small for long and they need my attention now. CBeebies is a good babysitter if I need to get some housework done, but it's no substitute for playing with mummy. It's certainly not as good as sitting in the leg seat (on my lap) and reading a book or sixteen!
Writing this blog is something I do just for me. I also do a bit of songwriting and I have recently started writing short stories. I do this when the boys are asleep. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to be at home when they both have an afternoon nap - at the same time. Otherwise I play on the laptop at night. I can't do this every night as I also like to spend some time with my husband!
So for me to have a luxurious, selfish bubble bath in the evening (instead of a speed-shower) would be taking me away from either chatting to Andy or doing a bit of writing. After a few weeks of staring at the Radox and 'All Steamed Up' by Kathy Lette I decided to 'take the plunge'. Sorry!
My bath was far too hot, but I laid back and started reading. I think Kathy Lette is great. Her books are fabulous, she has a brilliant turn of phrase. Her sound-bites on BBC Breakfast are good fun too. This water resistant book is short and bitter-sweet. I'm really enjoying it. I laughed out loud when she described the protagonist's neighbour as someone who sun-dries their own tomatoes. Oh dear, that's me!
If you would like to download a copy of the book, please visit the Radox Be Selfish Website. There's an interview with Kathy Lette to listen to. You will also find a free prize draw there too, you could win a luxury spa break for two.
I'm having a little giveaway too, to celebrate reaching 100 followers on this blog and to say thank you to you all for sticking with me.
If you would like to go into the hat to win a water resistant copy of 'All Steamed Up' by Kathy Lette and a bottle of Radox please let me know in the comments. I will give the baby the hat containing names on scraps of paper at 6pm (BST) on Friday afternoon, 25th September. Whoever is not eaten will be the winner.
Sorry, UK only :-(
Well, as the boys are both still asleep I'm going to put the kettle on....