The end of an exhausting week, schlepping around London.
Do you enjoy long languid bathing rituals or are you more into invigorating power showers? Unapologetically British, I always opt for a bath. Bathing is not a green option it uses more water than showering, but. But we to Try to recycle the water and use for the roses.
Showering is a little too American for me, though I am told by my European friends that they also prefer showering. “I have never taken a bath in my life” my friend Maria anounced proudly. ” frankly all that sitting around in tepid water, is a complete waste of time Sarah.” My friend Maria is European and comes from Southern Europe, a hot place where showers are de riguer. When I stayed in her lovely house abroad, I could not help but notice, that they had a family bathroom as well as an ensuite. “Why do you have bathtubs if you don’t use them?. I asked. “I don’t know” she shrugged her shoulders. “It’s what everyone does”. I guess it’s what everyone with the luxury of surplus space does.
When we remodelled our, admittedly, very small London flat, I made sure we included a bath tub as well as a comfy bathroom chair. It’s important to me to take time and relax- every single day. I favour an old fashioned bath with all the accoutrements. Candles, a cup of tea (or a glass of something sparkly). Vivaldi and aromatherapy oils…
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