It feels like I haven’t sat still since Christmas.  Life is busy and and the past month I have been feeling it!  I have very much been looking forward to some time to chill out.  This months Five Under £5 is all the things I need to relax and unwind.

I picked up some little treats ready for next week when The Husband is out for the night. As soon as the small people are in bed I will be on a mission to do nothing but chill out.

So these are my Five Under £5 to relax and unwind.

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Firstly I have a great bargain from Wilko’s.  I love a cosy blanket when I’m curled up on the sofa of an evening.  I couldn’t resist this one when I walked past the sale display.  It didn’t have a price on and it was the only one, so I wasn’t sure if it should be there.  But when I took it to the till it came up at £5, so now it’s mine!

Relax and unwind blanket

Also in Wilko’s I found this gorgeous copper candle holder for £5.  There’s something about lighting a candle that makes me feel warm and cosy and helps me relax.

Relax and unwind candle

One of the things I miss most from life before kids, is having the time to read.  For me it’s the best way to relax and unwind.  The only downside of me picking up a book, is that I can’t put it down until it’s finished.  So for the next 24 hours I am basically unavailable!  I’ve cheated slightly as this book is one I already have.  I did buy a book this month, but it was so good I’ve lent it to a friend!  This month I read Room, although the book in the photograph is my all time favourite book, P.S I Love You.  Please see further down for book links.

Relax and unwind book

Another real indulgence for me since having kids is a nice long relax in the bath.  I literally have to schedule this time in now.  So to make the most of it I bought this yummy marsh mallow bubble bath from Superdrug for £1.99.  It was also buy one get one free, which is great as I like a lot of bubbles in my bath!  It smells sooooo good!

Relax and unwind bubble bath

And finally I picked up this artificial plant from Wilko’s for £4.  I’m trying to inject a bit more plant life into our home.  I think plants really brighten up a room and I like the sense of bringing the outdoors indoors.  Ironically though none of the plants I have bought are real as after 38 years I have finally admitted that I cannot keep plants alive.  
Relax and unwind plant

Those are my finds for this month. Let me know what you think.

The links below are for the two books I mentioned.  These are affiliate links, so if you click on the link and purchase them I receive a tiny percentage to help fund my Five Under £5 purchases!  they are both really good books though.

Five Under £5 was started by Julie at Rainbeaubelle.  You can read all about it and get inspired by lots of other posts on her website.

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3 Comments on Five Under £5 – Relax And Unwind

  1. I’ve never read PS I Love you but loved Room! I am a big fan of the sofa blanket too and this one is fab – and a fiver as well!! Amazing! thanks so much for joining in, sorry I am late posting again this month! xx

  2. P.S I Love You is my favourite book of all time too! My husband recently tried to give it away to charity, I had to tackle him to get it back ha! I have also just bought that bubble bath but am yet to try it out – I got the cherry bakewell too which is amazing. Love this idea of Five under £5, I am going to check out Julie’s original post and perhaps join in soon 🙂

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