I was going to make the Saturday #BlogJune posts about nothing in particular – or, more specifically, about everything in a random sort of way. Creating a series of mini collages using photos to represent what I’d been up to, what I was planning or where I’d been, sounded like it might be fun.

And then… the other night I had a bubble bath, the first this winter. The first this year, actually. I try to save water, so I keep to the 4 minute shower regime as far as possible. Sometimes though – when it’s really cold or the day has been particularly stressful (or both) – a bubble bath really hits the spot.

Settling down into the grapefruit and bergamot scented bubbles, I felt myself give one of those deep, heartfelt sighs. You know the sort? The ones that come from some place deep inside, releasing tension and allowing you to finally relax.

It’s not just the bubbles – or the fact that I can make them come back bfavourite bubble bath_croppedy simply turning on the spa pump, although both of these things are a factor. It’s the peace and quiet, settling down to read a book (carefully!), sipping some tea (or red wine, depending on the day), listening to the rain and enjoying some solitude (for about 45 minutes), once in a blue moon. Bliss.

Of course,  in this household, the sound of dog/s with separation anxiety  on the other side  of the bathroom door does tend to be a distraction. But I can tune them out – for a while – sometimes – for one of my favourite things. What are yours?

3 thoughts on “Taking time out

  1. we recently installed a spa bath and I was wondering about using bubble baths in it — too sudsy? Mostly I’ve seen sites not recommending it due to too many bubbles and bio-films developing in the plumbing. What’s your experience on this.

    • nikmacd on June 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm said:

      Peta, we’ve had the spa bath in for over 15 years. It gets used infrequently and I always use bubble bath. We haven’t experienced any plumbing or pump issues, but I’d suggest that you check with the manufacturer of the pump used for your particular bath – and perhaps with a local plumber if you know one.

  2. Sonja on June 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm said:

    I’ve seen some “spa bath attachments” that you add to an existing bath. I like the idea but I think it would be more fun for an outside bath in a paddock…

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