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Relax with a Bowl of Bircher Muesli and a Giveaway #64

Bircher Muesli

When I was an intrepid eighteen year old, I took off to Switzerland to work, first in an hotel and then as an au pair. I’d never been there before and I didn’t speak the language, but throwing myself into the thick of it was a very effective way to learn French. Of the many culinary experiences I had there, chocolate aside, Bircher muesli was my favourite. Bircher muesli, for those not in the know, is effectively what we are now terming overnight oats; it has a base of rolled oats soaked in water and lemon juice to which dried and fresh fruit is added. It was developed by Swiss physician and nutritionist Maximilian Bircher-Benner around 1900 after he came across oats soaked overnight on an Alpine walking holiday. He prescribed it to his patients to give them a raw energy boost. There are now numerous recipes and ways of making it. The Bircher muesli I ate in Switzerland was soaked along with grated apple, dried fruit and nuts. Fresh fruit, yoghurt and thick Swiss cream was then added to taste before eating – no wonder I was so enamoured. 

I’ve always loved a good breakfast and there is something a little luxurious about eating a bowl full of creamy goodness which has been prepared the night before. However, although a long soak is best practice, not all of us are that organised and actually thirty minutes soaking time still gives a deliciously creamy result.  This is all that’s required with Dorset Cereals’ new Bircher muesli. I tried the raspberry and blackcurrant out the other day and really enjoyed it.  Why, I wondered, do I not do this more often? With breakfasts usually being a very rushed affair, having to wait thirty minutes between preparation and eating can be a good thing. Thirty minutes to yourself to do something positive can relax and improve happiness, according to life coach Liz Wilde. Don’t despair, if you can only manage fifteen minutes “me” time, Darina Allen reckons that’s all you need in the way of soaking. 

Bircher Muesli

My favourite thing to do of a morning is to go out for a brisk walk. I love the light of early mornings and as I work from home, mostly sitting at a desk, it both invigorates and relaxes as well as giving me time to think; I don’t do it nearly often enough, however. Thirty minutes is just the right time for a good stretch. And what bliss to come back to a bowl of comforting Bircher muesli just ready to eat. 

It’s been a while since I last reviewed Dorset Cereals, so I was happy to try out their new Bircher muesli mix made with fine-cut oats and barley. Now which of the two flavours to choose first? Almonds and Honey contains raisins, apple, almonds, roasted hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, coconut and honey whilst the Raspberry and Blackcurrant replaces the nuts and honey with freeze dried raspberries and blackcurrants. These make what is a fairly easy breakfast even faster to prepare. Simply add apple juice and yoghurt, stir and leave for thirty minutes.

As usual, I went my own way and used kefir instead of the apple juice and yoghurt and added two scoops to one scoop of Bircher muesli, which I found to be just right. It tasted both creamy from the kefir soaked oats and tangy from the fruit. I then topped it with some foraged hazelnuts. Sorry squirrels, first come, first served.

Giveaway
Dorset Cereals is kindly offering one Tin and Thyme reader five boxes of Dorset Cereals – two bircher muesli, one porridge, one muesli, one granola. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.
 
Dorset Cereals Bircher Muesli
  
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Closing date is Wednesday 2 December 2015
 
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Disclaimer: I received a soak-it-up breakfast kit from Dorset Cereals. I was not required to write a positive review and as always, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Gill
    3rd November 2015

    Put away the washing that’s been loitering on the drying rack for far too long. Dull, but true

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    Megan Kinsey
    3rd November 2015

    I’d read a good book and have a glass of wine πŸ™‚

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    Nadia's Healthy Kitchen
    3rd November 2015

    I love Bircher Muesli! I don’t think I can ever get bored of it. Interesting that you used kefir instead of yogurt, need to give it a try! πŸ™‚

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    Eb Gargano
    3rd November 2015

    I would have 30 minutes soaking time too! In a bath full of expensive bubbles, with a good book and a gin and tonic (well, unless it was first thing in the morning, then it would be a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice instead) πŸ™‚

  5. Leave a Reply

    William Gould
    3rd November 2015

    I tidy the kitchen, do any washing up, go around the house and open all the blinds/curtains, write a list of jobs for the day, and my cereal is about ready!

  6. Leave a Reply

    Tracey Peach
    3rd November 2015

    Paint my nails something I never seem to have time to do any more

  7. Leave a Reply

    Chris Andrews
    3rd November 2015

    What would you do with your 30 minutes soaking time – keep it clean (in ten words or more)? . . . . . actually l’d listen to my hypnotherapy tape and calmly relax – well that’s the theory

  8. Leave a Reply

    iain maciver
    3rd November 2015

    have some extra sleep time

  9. Leave a Reply

    Chris Davies
    3rd November 2015

    Hoover the whole house!

  10. Leave a Reply

    Jo Hutchinson
    3rd November 2015

    A little tidy of the kitchen from the night before and a quick read of the newspaper.

  11. Leave a Reply

    Steven Appleton
    3rd November 2015

    a quick dust around the (black) TV stand, where does it all come from?

  12. Leave a Reply

    ashleigh allan
    3rd November 2015

    Play same games with my kids!

  13. Leave a Reply

    Kelly Hirst
    3rd November 2015

    Play games on my ipad

  14. Leave a Reply

    Janet Humphrey
    3rd November 2015

    long soak for me in the bath!

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    Jane Willis
    3rd November 2015

    I usually remember to soak mine overnight, but if I left it until morning and had to soak it for thirty minutes I would get dressed and do my morning Twitter check while I waited – and have a cup of tea brewed and at the ready for when the time was up

  16. Leave a Reply

    kim neville
    3rd November 2015

    nice relaxing bath with no interruptions

  17. Leave a Reply

    Emma Humberstone
    3rd November 2015

    I’d grab a glass of wine and flick through a magazine!

  18. Leave a Reply

    Sarah L
    3rd November 2015

    I’d read a book and have a glass of wine x

  19. Leave a Reply

    Paul Sahl
    3rd November 2015

    Prep the veg and a quick tidy round

  20. Leave a Reply

    Hazel Rea
    3rd November 2015

    I’d put the washing machine on, have a quick tidy up downstairs, and then enjoy my breakfast knowing those jobs were already done.

  21. Leave a Reply

    Helen Thurston
    3rd November 2015

    load washing machine and put on, unload dishwasher, reload dishwasher, fold laundry, have a quick ‘pick-up’, make myself a coffee.

  22. Leave a Reply

    Jennifer Bruce
    3rd November 2015

    I’d have a soak myself! Love nothing more than relaxing in the bath tub!

  23. Leave a Reply

    kellyjo walters
    3rd November 2015

    I’d go through some cookbooks and find yummy things to make

  24. Leave a Reply

    Simon C
    3rd November 2015

    I think I’d spend the time fretting about whether I’d manage to eat my breakfast in time before I had to dash out of the house. Hehe. Sorry, even being forced to relax for 30 mins won’t actually make me relax properly.

  25. Leave a Reply

    amy fidler
    3rd November 2015

    I’d chill with a good book x

  26. Leave a Reply

    laura banks
    3rd November 2015

    i’d have a soak in the bath and read my magazines that i never get chance to

  27. Leave a Reply

    Paul Scotland
    3rd November 2015

    I would literally relax in a bath listening to music and float away in my dreams

  28. Leave a Reply

    Natalie Crossan
    3rd November 2015

    Hoover the house!

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      Choclette
      4th November 2015

      Haha Liz, parts of my life have been very adventurous and many parts not so. CT and I hitched and wwoofed our way around Australia and New Zealand for a year once – plenty of adventures then.

  29. Leave a Reply

    melanie stirling
    3rd November 2015

    Read whichever book I’m reading at the time.

  30. Leave a Reply

    Ruth Harwood
    4th November 2015

    Sweep the stairs!!

  31. Leave a Reply

    Paula Readings
    4th November 2015

    I would sit down with tea and biscuits and watch a bit of TV in peace.

  32. Leave a Reply

    Judith Allen
    4th November 2015

    Get showered and ready to face the day. Or as ready as I can get, which isn’t very.

  33. Leave a Reply

    Tina M Holmes
    4th November 2015

    A hot bath in peace, on my ow sounds lush!

  34. Leave a Reply

    Felicity Smith
    4th November 2015

    curl up with a book, a cat and a cup of tea. Bliss!

  35. Leave a Reply

    Keith Hunt
    4th November 2015

    Feed the Baset Hounds be for i eat and shower.

  36. Leave a Reply

    Laura Pritchard
    4th November 2015

    Catch up with my favourite TLC reality shows!

  37. Leave a Reply

    ema j lowe
    4th November 2015

    I would take a cuppa and a good book and go for a nice soak in the bath and maybe have longer than 30 minutes πŸ™‚

  38. Leave a Reply

    Laura Nice
    4th November 2015

    Listen to my fav album and have a glass of wine x

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      Choclette
      5th November 2015

      Haha, a glass of wine first thing in the morning is seriously hard core Laura πŸ˜‰

  39. Leave a Reply

    Jo McPherson
    4th November 2015

    Maybe read a magazine

  40. Leave a Reply

    Lenka Gabriel
    5th November 2015

    I’d finally finish reading Stephen Fry’s The Fry Chronicles which has been lying on the side for a few months now…oops.. πŸ™

  41. Leave a Reply

    Katie skeoch
    5th November 2015

    I’d probably get cracking with my house cleaning, it’s nearly Christmas!

  42. Leave a Reply

    Corina
    5th November 2015

    Go out for a run or probably just spend more time in the shower and getting dressed.

  43. Leave a Reply

    Samantha Loughlin
    5th November 2015

    Get on with 30mins worth of comping lol

  44. Leave a Reply

    Sue McCarthy
    6th November 2015

    A nice bath, put on a pretty dress & open a bottle of wine

  45. Leave a Reply

    Lisa Pond
    6th November 2015

    A bath, face pack and trashy tv

  46. Leave a Reply

    laura stewart
    6th November 2015

    i’d just relax x

  47. Leave a Reply

    Kevin Honey
    6th November 2015

    Hot Shower, Close Shave and Shampoo. I’d like to say comb my hair, but there’s not enough left!

  48. Leave a Reply

    ELAINE DALE
    6th November 2015

    would read a book for thirty minutes

  49. Leave a Reply

    Carolynn Woodland
    6th November 2015

    Do a Killer Sudoku

  50. Leave a Reply

    Ms Suan Watts
    6th November 2015

    Glass of wine in one hand and a good book in the other

  51. Leave a Reply

    Margaret Abram
    6th November 2015

    I’d be on my computer comping!

  52. Leave a Reply

    michelle pierce
    6th November 2015

    sit and relax with a good book

  53. Leave a Reply

    KATHY D
    6th November 2015

    Sit down and read a magazine with a cup of coffee (who am I kidding)

  54. Leave a Reply

    joanna butler-savage
    6th November 2015

    think about my new book

  55. Leave a Reply

    liz ferguson
    6th November 2015

    love to read catherine cookson novels xx

  56. Leave a Reply

    jayne hall
    6th November 2015

    listen to my faV BANDS A AND a hot drink and relax

  57. Leave a Reply

    Julie Tift
    6th November 2015

    As you say, a lovely brisk walk first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day, followed by Bircher Museli, what could be better?

  58. Leave a Reply

    Amy B
    6th November 2015

    I would go for a run and spend the whole time looking forward to my treat for when I get home!

  59. Leave a Reply

    Lynne OConnor
    6th November 2015

    Check my emails, feed the cat and empty the dishwasher

  60. Leave a Reply

    Abigail Cullen
    6th November 2015

    I would read a magazine and listen to some music.

  61. Leave a Reply

    Kirsty Webb
    6th November 2015

    I would use my 30 minutes soaking time to read a bit of my book or watch a few youtube videos

  62. Leave a Reply

    Lyla
    6th November 2015

    I’d catch up on my emails and delete all the spam

  63. Leave a Reply

    sarah rees
    6th November 2015

    I would enjoy the peace and quiet

  64. Leave a Reply

    Joanne Hutchings
    6th November 2015

    I’d have a nice cuppa and flick through a magazine.

  65. Leave a Reply

    Janice Dunn
    6th November 2015

    Loads of bubbles and some shut eye

  66. Leave a Reply

    MANDY DOHERTY
    6th November 2015

    Do some book folding x

  67. Leave a Reply

    Angela Fitzjohn
    7th November 2015

    Probably quite boring but I would get as much housework done so I could then sit, relax and enjoy.

  68. Leave a Reply

    Amelia Kennedy
    7th November 2015

    I have to keep busy, so I’d have a quick hoover up and tidy the kitchen …

  69. Leave a Reply

    debbie hay
    7th November 2015

    The ironing i’m afraid!

  70. Leave a Reply

    Heather Haigh
    7th November 2015

    I like to peg out the washing, make a brew, and catch up with my emails before breakfast.

  71. Leave a Reply

    Holly Gibson
    7th November 2015

    Read a few chapters of a book and put my feet up!

  72. Leave a Reply

    Steve Williams
    7th November 2015

    Soak the mix in apple juice overnight in the fridge and, if it’s a weekend and I have any left, add a bit of port or better still brandy as well.

  73. Leave a Reply

    Emma Nixon
    7th November 2015

    Have a cuppa and read a paper

  74. Leave a Reply

    Fiona K
    7th November 2015

    Have a drink and read the paper

  75. Leave a Reply

    Tracey Parker
    7th November 2015

    Face mask or a manicure

  76. Leave a Reply

    Marlene Stevens
    7th November 2015

    Have a cuppa and read my book

  77. Leave a Reply

    C Kennedy
    7th November 2015

    I would read a bit of the book I’ve been reading for a few months

  78. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Hodge
    7th November 2015

    I would use the 30 minutes to sit down with a cuppa and make a start with my online christmas shopping

  79. Leave a Reply

    Ruth Thomas
    7th November 2015

    Probably tackle the ironing pile!

  80. Leave a Reply

    Kelly Glen
    7th November 2015

    Have a hot bubble bath

  81. Leave a Reply

    Claire Scott
    7th November 2015

    Spend time with the kids and baby bump πŸ™‚

  82. Leave a Reply

    Louise A
    7th November 2015

    make the beds πŸ™‚

  83. Leave a Reply

    cathyj
    7th November 2015

    me time, wine, my tv programs and chatting to friends

  84. Leave a Reply

    Tamsin w
    7th November 2015

    I would go on a baking hype and make some delicious cakes and cookies for the family

  85. Leave a Reply

    Charlotte Davids
    7th November 2015

    A quick clean and tidy of the kitchen so I can then relax and enjoy πŸ™‚

  86. Leave a Reply

    Andrea Fletcher
    7th November 2015

    I would read a magazine with a hot chocolate complete with marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles.

  87. Leave a Reply

    Mike
    7th November 2015

    catch up on the housework, well a quick dust!

  88. Leave a Reply

    LucyBo17
    7th November 2015

    Give mt 2 year old his breakfast and do the washing up

  89. Leave a Reply

    Ian White
    7th November 2015

    Sit down and relax and drink a glass of fruit juice before my cereal is ready.

  90. Leave a Reply

    Caroline H
    7th November 2015

    I’d tick a couple of things off my to-do list. Being organised always make me feel relaxed.

  91. Leave a Reply

    christine shelley
    7th November 2015

    Wash and wipe up, the dishwashers packed up

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      Choclette
      7th November 2015

      Oops, hope you get it sorted soon. Although my dishwasher is always me πŸ˜‰

  92. Leave a Reply

    katrina adams
    7th November 2015

    I would settle in with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and snuggle up with hubby and our pooch. I find having the TV on is a major time sucker so anything that involves switching it off and spending a bit of time with the family while appreciating the little things is a good thing.

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    leanne weir
    7th November 2015

    i would pop open the sparkling stuff!

  94. Leave a Reply

    Jo Wakefield
    7th November 2015

    Put my feet up and relax

  95. Leave a Reply

    sarah birkett
    7th November 2015

    I would enjoy taking the dog for a walk, as opposed taking him for a walk and resenting the time it takes, knowng how much housework there is to do at home

  96. Leave a Reply

    Jaelin Farrow
    7th November 2015

    I would have a bath and get dressed.

  97. Leave a Reply

    Tracey Whittle
    7th November 2015

    I would relax in a nice bubble bath while reading a good book

  98. Leave a Reply

    Rachael G
    7th November 2015

    I would take the dog out for a walk.

  99. Leave a Reply

    gemma brown
    7th November 2015

    i’d probably get back into bed for the 30 minutes πŸ˜€ just to rest my eyes

  100. Leave a Reply

    Louise Comb
    7th November 2015

    I would spend it working on my novel πŸ™‚

  101. Leave a Reply

    Maggie Coates
    7th November 2015

    I would sneak onto my laptop and read a few blogs and enter a few competitions.

  102. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Davison
    7th November 2015

    I’d put some washine in the machine and check my emails

  103. Leave a Reply

    Patricia Avery
    7th November 2015

    Get the vac out. Only 2 of us now but it still seems to need doing every day πŸ™‚

  104. Leave a Reply

    Bex Allum
    7th November 2015

    Have a quick tidy up and get clothes ready for the next day at school.

  105. Leave a Reply

    Anthony Harrington
    7th November 2015

    I would clean the outside of the windows, I need to do them

  106. Leave a Reply

    Jo Jones
    7th November 2015

    I would have a long hot soak in a bubble bath surrounded by candles

  107. Leave a Reply

    Clare H
    8th November 2015

    i’m 7 months pregnant so I’d sit down and chill out for a bit

  108. Leave a Reply

    Maria P
    8th November 2015

    do my manicure as it is always postponed and have a cup of tea while nails are drying

  109. Leave a Reply

    Kathleen Bell
    8th November 2015

    I’d do a bit of dancing in 30 minutes. I don’t always have the full time but I like to do it in the morning as it wakes me up, and also, I’m losing weight and this helps!

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    iona
    8th November 2015

    Hi – I’d love to say I’d do yoga, or housework or special me time – in those precious 30 minutes of soak-time. And maybe I would once or twice. But in reality I’d probably have an extra 30 mins in bed or watch TV.

  111. Leave a Reply

    Stephanie Whitehouse
    8th November 2015

    Hoover downstairs, dust the whole house and take a wet cloth round the doors and lightwswitches, Didn’t know I could till I timed it

  112. Leave a Reply

    caroline walliss
    8th November 2015

    Do some online shopping.x

  113. Leave a Reply

    David crabb
    8th November 2015

    Well…lots of things but thirty minutes is just enough time for my four year old to thrash me at football…again! Then a healthy breakfast to up my stamina!

  114. Leave a Reply

    Karen Dixon
    8th November 2015

    A good book, a large glass of prossecco and relax

  115. Leave a Reply

    charlotte
    8th November 2015

    some wine and finish my book i feel like ive been finishing it for ages!

  116. Leave a Reply

    Nicki Ramsay
    8th November 2015

    I would take the dogs for a walk because I would just be ready for a filling breakfast after a bit of exercise

  117. Leave a Reply

    pete c
    8th November 2015

    with the radio on in the background I would have a nice hot relaxing bath

  118. Leave a Reply

    Jo Glasspool
    8th November 2015

    Clean the kitchen and load the dishwasher.

  119. Leave a Reply

    Holly Boyd
    8th November 2015

    In reality I would put on a wash, have a shower and tidy the whole of the downstairs. However I would love to have a long luxurious soak in the bath with no children.

  120. Leave a Reply

    Kristy Brown
    9th November 2015

    If i had 30 mins or more I would probably end up with my head in a book

  121. Leave a Reply

    Alison Joyce
    9th November 2015

    Have 30 minutes on the exercise bike

  122. Leave a Reply

    Katie Kingsbury
    9th November 2015

    Get on the exercise bike and work off some of the calories before I eat them!

  123. Leave a Reply

    Deb Alexander
    9th November 2015

    I would lie in the bath doing absolutely nothing! a very rare treat with 3 children!!

  124. Leave a Reply

    esther
    9th November 2015

    I go and grab one of the cats lay cosy in bed with a hot water bottle and a shared blanket my other half joins for a little chat and the cat sleeps.

  125. Leave a Reply

    Max Power
    9th November 2015

    Jump in the shower and get dressed

  126. Leave a Reply

    Pam Smith
    10th November 2015

    I’d practice my ukulele playing….it needs all the help it can get!

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      Choclette
      11th November 2015

      Haha Pam, so does mine. I don’t think I’ve picked it up in about 5 years!

  127. Leave a Reply

    Eva Appleby
    10th November 2015

    chocs, wine and a good book

  128. Leave a Reply

    Michaela Jennings
    10th November 2015

    Play a game with my little girl or catch up with my housework

  129. Leave a Reply

    Kelly Smith
    10th November 2015

    Definitely read a few chapters of my book, I never seem to find the time!

  130. Leave a Reply

    clair downham
    10th November 2015

    hot bath with a glass of wine

  131. Leave a Reply

    Karen Hughes
    10th November 2015

    Have a lovely big cup of tea and play with my granddaughter.

  132. Leave a Reply

    jodie harvey
    10th November 2015

    I would probably sit down and read a chapter or two in my book πŸ™‚

  133. Leave a Reply

    jemma dwyer
    10th November 2015

    i’d have a hot bath with a face mask, after paint my nails πŸ˜€ x

  134. Leave a Reply

    Nat thomason
    11th November 2015

    30 mins doing competitions like this one and hopefully winning them

  135. Leave a Reply

    Maureen Quinnell
    11th November 2015

    Would most likely eat this at work so would be dealing with all the usual nonsense there…..

  136. Leave a Reply

    Nicola Penny
    11th November 2015

    Cup of tea, some trash tv and 2 or 3 or 4 biscuits!

  137. Leave a Reply

    Hassina Begum
    11th November 2015

    Make preparations for lunch

  138. Leave a Reply

    Catherine Jones
    11th November 2015

    I’d fit in a 30 minute exercise burst as I’m finding it hard to fit in with everyday bust life!

  139. Leave a Reply

    Elaine Savage
    12th November 2015

    I would use the time to Skype my little grandson πŸ™‚

  140. Leave a Reply

    Maureen findley
    12th November 2015

    Cup of coffee and a book

  141. Leave a Reply

    CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND
    13th November 2015

    Soak in the bath and just relax

  142. Leave a Reply

    justine meyer
    13th November 2015

    I would get comfy on the sofa and do some crocheting in peace x

  143. Leave a Reply

    Gill
    13th November 2015

    Read the newspaper and drink a cup of coffee

  144. Leave a Reply

    Mark R
    13th November 2015

    Water the plants then catch up on my magazine reading

  145. Leave a Reply

    Beky Austerberry
    14th November 2015

    Read a good book and have a nice latte…

  146. Leave a Reply

    Zach Ohmite Hudson
    14th November 2015

    A trip to the mancave and listen to some music and have a beer

  147. Leave a Reply

    Laura Chapman
    14th November 2015

    I’d use the extra 30 minutes to prepare my lunch and snacks for the day/week ahead. I’m trying a healthy eating plan and need to learn to start doing more planning and preparing, but never have the time!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  148. Leave a Reply

    Julie Booth
    14th November 2015

    I have a shower, put on a face mask, wrap myself in towel and a dressing gown, get into bed and read for a while

  149. Leave a Reply

    Sally Collingwood
    15th November 2015

    Soak my feet!!!

  150. Leave a Reply

    Corinne Peat
    15th November 2015

    I would have a nap

  151. Leave a Reply

    Layla Thomas
    15th November 2015

    If it’s a school morning…chase 2 kids to get them dressed, fed, teeth brushed, school things together while constantly saying, get your shoes on, get your shoes on, get your shoes on…

  152. Leave a Reply

    Richard R
    15th November 2015

    Have a nice cup of tea and get things ready for the day ahead

  153. Leave a Reply

    Rachel Butterworth
    17th November 2015

    Read a book.

  154. Leave a Reply

    Suffia Maggs
    17th November 2015

    Curl up on the sofa with a good book or movie deending on my mood

  155. Leave a Reply

    Bob Clark
    17th November 2015

    In the time I would catch up on my emails and look at my favourite websites

  156. Leave a Reply

    Carole Walker
    17th November 2015

    Tackle a job on my list that never gets done – just think how much I could achieve over the course of a month – I can but dream!

  157. Leave a Reply

    Helen Swales
    19th November 2015

    I’d listen to music, the Beautiful South are my favourites.

  158. Leave a Reply

    Michelle O'Neill
    19th November 2015

    Play games on my ipad

  159. Leave a Reply

    Karl Borowy
    20th November 2015

    drink chilled wine with my fav novel in bubby bath

  160. Leave a Reply

    Victoria Prince
    20th November 2015

    An extra half an hour in bed!

  161. Leave a Reply

    cheryl pearson
    20th November 2015

    have a long hot soaky bath and sing rather loudly and rather badly!

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    Michelle Hughes
    21st November 2015

    Face mask, candles and bubble bath need I say more πŸ™‚

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    Lindsay Taylor
    21st November 2015

    I’d stick the washer, dish washer and dryer on, hoover then brew up ready to eat my breakfast – busy mum of 3 needs to utilise every minute!

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    Angela Kelly
    22nd November 2015

    I’d read a good book

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    claire haskins
    22nd November 2015

    i would soak in a long hot bath scoffing chocolates and drinking wine!

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    Solange
    23rd November 2015

    I would apply a face mask and probably exfoliate too

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    Diane Carey
    23rd November 2015

    Catch up with TV that I have recorded

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    Charlotte Hood
    23rd November 2015

    I would use it as exercise time! Winter does me no favours haha!

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    Emily Clark
    23rd November 2015

    I’d like to say something exciting, but probably clean the kitchen and the rest of the house as quick as I can! I get very industrious when I’m baking.

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    carole n
    25th November 2015

    I would use the time to catch up on reading in total peace and quiet, lovely.

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    Paul bradley
    25th November 2015

    I’d probably spend 30 minutes deciding what to do with my rare 30 magical me-time minutes, before realising time was up!

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    Julie Ward
    25th November 2015

    In the bath with loads of bubbles trying to dream what the lottery numbers are going to be

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    Kat Lucas
    26th November 2015

    I would put some music on and do nothing but just relax in the nice hot bubbles

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    Hannah Ingham
    26th November 2015

    Read a book and have a nice smoothie! πŸ™‚

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    Andrea Upton
    26th November 2015

    Put my feet up and read a couple more chapters of my book

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    Phyllis Ellett
    27th November 2015

    Fire up YouTube, I am addicted to those top 5, 10, 15, 25 videos might get through at least 2 in the 30 minutes.

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    Anne Plumb
    28th November 2015

    Get the muesli soaking first while I get myself ready – washed, dressed and get stuff I need for the day ready. Then my muesli is ready to be enjoyed and I am ready to face the day!

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    Ann Williams
    29th November 2015

    After I had loaded the washing machine and put away the dishes left to drain overnight I would indulge in some quiet reading knowing everything was under control.

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    kate kathurima
    29th November 2015

    Clean up do all the jobs that need doing

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    Karen Richards
    29th November 2015

    Lie in a lovely bubble bath for 30 minutes and put a refreshing face mask on.

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    Gemma Cook
    29th November 2015

    I would have a cheeky glass of wine and read my book xxx

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      Gemma Cook
      29th November 2015

      Put on gleam as my name as Gem Cook x

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    olivia Kirby
    29th November 2015

    Make a cuppa and write some Christmas cards, which I hate doing with a passion and really should stop.

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    Michelle Phillips
    29th November 2015

    Have a nice hot shower

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    Hayley Lynch
    29th November 2015

    have a relaxing bath or read x

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    Gwyn Sharps
    29th November 2015

    I’d go downstairs and do a little bit of meditation.

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    Nancy Bradford
    29th November 2015

    I think I might have a go at sleeping as I probably won’t get another chance πŸ™‚

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    Deirdre M
    30th November 2015

    I’d use it to clean – challenging myself to get the house/chores done within the 30 minute time limit!

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    Amy Rennocks
    30th November 2015

    Cup of tea, a nice book and a face mask on <3

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    Gilly Holmes
    30th November 2015

    Close my eyes and breathe

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    Rich Hill
    30th November 2015

    Get my blood pressure and heart rate down by just chilling.

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    donna l jones
    30th November 2015

    cup of tea and have a look on facebook

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    Debbie Preston
    30th November 2015

    I would play a game or three on my kindle

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    Angela Paull
    1st December 2015

    Have a shower – a long one πŸ™‚

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    Greig spencer
    1st December 2015

    i would go back ot bed and have another 30 minutes kip as i get very tired lol

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    Rebecca Townsend
    1st December 2015

    I’d enjoy singing lots of Christmas songs while I soaked all my stresses away

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    Jamie Gallant
    1st December 2015

    We have a bubble machine in the bath to give it a spa effect. It is great for aches and pains

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      Choclette
      1st December 2015

      Sounds wonderful Jamie – I’m not at all envious, really πŸ˜‰

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    EJ Dunn
    1st December 2015

    I would put on a face mask and settle into a good book πŸ™‚

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    Karen Howden
    1st December 2015

    I would read a book

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    Diane Jackson
    1st December 2015

    I’d have a lovely hot shower and wash my hair.

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    melanie r
    1st December 2015

    I would have a bit of a pamper, perhaps a nice face mask and a good book

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    Anthea Holloway
    1st December 2015

    I would make a cup of tea and relax in bed for a little longer!

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    Barbara Handley
    1st December 2015

    Sort out my boxes of photographs.

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    Alison
    1st December 2015

    I would catch up on a book, I don’t get enough time to read

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    gina sudron
    1st December 2015

    I would have 30 minutes of reading my book and cup of coffee with a mince pie

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    Pauline Wilson
    1st December 2015

    I would have a nice 30 minute soak in the tub, preferably with a Lush bath bomb

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    barbara snaith
    1st December 2015

    I would walk the dog and enjoy the fresh air.

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    Jamie
    1st December 2015

    Read Current affairs and know what it happening πŸ™‚

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    Sarah Parker
    1st December 2015

    glass of wine and a newspaper πŸ™‚

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    Sheri Darby
    1st December 2015

    Try to deal with my emails

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    Laura Vitty
    1st December 2015

    Do some ironing…. but not too much as I can’t actually fit everything in the cupboards at once! Ha.

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    Tarbs Gill
    1st December 2015

    Go and have a knees up with the next door neighbour to celebrate my extra 30 minutes.

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    AnnaH
    1st December 2015

    I would spend 10mins reading with each of my children

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      Choclette
      2nd December 2015

      Now that is a lovely idea Anna. Reading with my mother as a child is a very positive memory for me.

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    Angie Hoggett
    1st December 2015

    checking my emails

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    Allan Wilson
    1st December 2015

    A book and bubble bath

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    George grace
    1st December 2015

    I would do 30 minutes of yoga or Pilates in my living room.

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    Mandy S
    1st December 2015

    Drag out my foot spa that I hardly use, soak and massage my feet whilst enjoying a red wine

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    Chris Fletcher
    1st December 2015

    I’d put my feet up and get some well deserved relaxing done!

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    Jane Middleton
    2nd December 2015

    Just relax and enjoy the bubble bath

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    Jayne K
    2nd December 2015

    Browse some online shops

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    Caroline James
    2nd December 2015

    I’d leave them to soak whilst I make the kids packed lunches and iron their school uniforms.

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    Wendy Guy
    2nd December 2015

    I would definitely do some online shopping.

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    Christine Hobbs
    2nd December 2015

    Make the lunch boxes for the family, have a cup of coffee and start the washing up. xx

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    Rebecca Howells
    2nd December 2015

    I like to put lots of nice smelly bubble bath in the bath and read a light hearted magazine to take my mind off reality! (@PeanutHog)

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    Michelle lintern
    2nd December 2015

    Lots of bubbles and chocs

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    elaine stokes
    2nd December 2015

    make a cup of tea

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      elaine stokes
      2nd December 2015

      and relax and watch the tv

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    Alison Clark
    2nd December 2015

    Run a bath – put some nice bath salts in it and start reading the book I bought a couple of weeks ago – this weekend it’s going to happen….I hope πŸ™‚

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    Lucia Critchley
    2nd December 2015

    I would have a nice cup of tea and a read of my book πŸ™‚

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    Fran H
    2nd December 2015

    I would do my Insanity workout, then have my tasty bircher to fuel me up after πŸ™‚

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    Vickie Jackson
    2nd December 2015

    I’d like to think I’d have a bubble bath and a bit of a relax. But in all honesty I would probably just sit on my bed and lay down!!

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    Rachel Bonness
    2nd December 2015

    I think a bath is perfect wind down time and I’d put lots of bubbles in there, grab a book and listen to music.

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    Katherine McDonald
    2nd December 2015

    Watch Masterchef Australia – I’m obsessed!

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    Clare Hubbard
    2nd December 2015

    I would have a 30 minute soak myself πŸ™‚

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    Kelly Hemmings
    2nd December 2015

    Eat chocolate & enter some more competitions if I’m feeling lucky:)

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    tishist
    2nd December 2015

    I’d have a long soak and listen to some relaxing music

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    Emily Hutchinson
    2nd December 2015

    Read a book – bliss!

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    Rosie Dunningham
    2nd December 2015

    I would read my wonderful book! There’s so many lovely Christmas books out there at the moment, I’m trying to squeeze as many into the month of December as I can πŸ™‚ Rosie xx

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    Fiona K
    2nd December 2015

    Feed my 3 cats, empty the dishwasher, make freshly squeezed orange juice and make coffee for my hubby and fruit tea for myself.

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    Chris Hall
    2nd December 2015

    Have a cup of tea and read my emails

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    Denielle Nicol
    2nd December 2015

    A nice wee soak in the bath&read of a good book.

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    Karen R
    2nd December 2015

    I’d probably go and have my shower, then get the kids up!

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    pauline black
    2nd December 2015

    Read a book on my kindle while in a hit bath! My fav place to read!

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    Andrea A
    2nd December 2015

    I’d put a CD on and dance round the kitchen.

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    Jill fairbank
    2nd December 2015

    Lock the door get a good book and just chill

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    Sarah Buckley
    2nd December 2015

    Tidy up the kitchen & have a nice shower to wake me up!

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    Tamsin Dean
    2nd December 2015

    enjoy a whole cup of tea

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    LORNA WIL
    2nd December 2015

    I will read my daily light book and pray.

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