Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Space & Yours, Five Minutes Peace

This week I'm playing along again with Pip and Pilgrim and what an appropriate theme this one is. Five minutes peace, doesn't that sound good? It's music to my ears right now, what a busy time of year it is. Besides my bed, which is one sanctuary that I love, I also crave some regular peace and quiet in the bath. Through my bathroom window is a lovely old apricot tree and the white wall of the very old house next door.

I love to lie in the bath and just DO NOTHING. Yep, nothing. (There should be more of it!) Well I try to anyway. A bit of lavender oil and a candle or two....bliss. Of course there is usually a steady stream of visitors but they are not encouraged to stay for lengthy conversations/accusations/salutations!


Besides just trying to relax and not think too much in the bath, which I seriously need to do sometimes, then I might have a look through a mag or maybe a book. This is a bit fraught however as I have dropped a book in the bath once and the library weren't too impressed.. Have you read The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas? I have just read it for our Book Club and really enjoyed it. What a thought provoking read it is. It has launched many conversations amongst friends lately...but not in the bath!

Anyway, I think we all need five minutes away from the hustle and bustle don't we? Have a look over here for more spaces xo

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20 comments:

Kate said...

I love the idea of a bath too, especially one where you imerse your arms too as you are not even reading. But how do you stop the unwelcome guests from getting their gear off and hopping in too? I hated the Slap! Hated the characters and the story, it is thought provoking though. Say Hi to my friend from me and that stripey top was on my Mum.

The Back Shed said...

Lucky you to have a bath, none here at my place. It looks so nice to be able to lie there and look out the window at that gorgeous tree.

Tanya said...

a bath was a prerequesite when we were looking for a house. Yours is a particularly nice one. funny about the slap, which you liked and Kate hated- it's on my bedside table to read next!

M* (Melanie) said...

what a divine place to get your 5 minutes worth. So lovely, so green, so peaceful.

Pilgrim Lee said...

lovely bath! i love rooms that overlook gardens and have that gorgeous green light filtering in. bliss :)

thanks for playing along with my theme this week!

Gina said...

That looks absolutely divine. I'd be escaping there as often as possible if I had anything like that bath, and the lovely peek of greenery... sigh.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh, you are so lucky to have a bath. How I miss my bath & the simplicity of a few bubbles & peace & quiet - heavenly...

Mama Mogantosh said...

My bath is my happy place too. Have you read 'Five Minutes Peace' - the kids book about the Large family of elephants? Very apt today! Mrs Large tries desperately (and unsuccessfully) to have a bath alone. I really relate. Just this morning 3 y/old Ivy apperaed beside my bath, examined my face mask and advised 'Don't put that on your vagina, Mummy.'

Chocolate Cat said...

Haven't had a bath for ages as we have a large spa which just takes too much water. Ive got that book sitting by my bed ready for a holiday read!

Hayley Egan said...

i'm also a bath person-- i'm also good at ignoring complaints that the whole bathroom (house) smells strongly of essential oils..are you?

Tania said...

Maybe THAT's the problem? I used to be a right royal soak (in the bath). But the last four years in this house and the bathroom doesn't grab me. The closest I've got to lolling about was in the birthing pool. That was only sporadic lolling given all that contraction malarkey and didn't rate too high on the 'doing nothing'!

Amber said...

Oh yeah i am with you, i just got out of the bath and love that moment of peace where your brain can wonder in and out of thought...nothing too serious.
Hope you are well lovely lady...xx
Happy bathing to you..xx

marian said...

ohh that sounds simply divine..btw what a delightful view thru your window...aaahh truly relaxing

Andrea said...

oooh I love your bathroom and window...and view outside!! :) I have a lovely bath that I can relax in, I also have a lock on the door! very handy, but doesnt stop the "mummmmmm" through the keyhole.

Redness said...

Sounds and looks utterly divine ... Mmmmm bliss for sure ;)

Vic said...

Oh I very much like your nice deep bath & that gorgeous window!

Miss Muggins said...

That looks like a beautiful, serene place to catch a few minutes peace. A lock on the door?

Home Girl said...

ohhh i'm wondering if i've even had a bath since having children! i think i would have made a point of it if i had a gorgeous view like that to look out onto - lucky you! i can relate to trying not to think too much when 'relaxing' under the shower - really try to be present and feel how lovely the water is.

i read the slap recently for my bookgroup. i found it a page turner but didn't like most of the characters. found it intriguing for many reasons especially as it was set in my hood. did you know the author is a gay man?

Bec said...

I adore your post! I'm a huge fan of baths, you have a lovely bathroom and a beautiful view from it, thank you for sharing, although I must admit I'm a bit green with envy!

Pam said...

Great place for peace Beck. I have a bathtub but the bathroom has only one of those small high up windows. Nothing like yours with that lovely view! Lucky you.