The Art of Taking a Break


I have never really been an good at taking a moment to pause, reset and reflect. I have always been that person running around, organising something, planning something, completing something and just getting on with things – ticking things off the list one by one. I partly blame my very hands-on job which requires me to organise someone elses time to the minute sometimes. Old habits die hard and frequently whilst at work I would bring that mindset home. However whilst being on mat leave you are forced to stop – from a career point of view anyway. Every moment is purely focused on your little one and everything takes a back seat and when you do get that modicum of time you just HAVE to sit back, relax and take a break.

The art of taking a break is something I am valuing a lot more the older I get. When the little one goes down for her nap and the husband is at work I get that moment of absolute peace and I can sink into the sofa with a cup of tea and just take a moment. I now have those teas in my beautiful new mugs i picked up in the sale from Anthropologie.

The quality of mugs and overall pieces in my kitchen have improved over time also. I now look for cool eclectic pieces instead of the usual humdrum beige mugs I am usually drawn to.

 The stylish store that does everything from beautiful printed maxi dresses, to incredible gold leaf candlestick holders to pretty impressive crockery.

I picked up this pretty pair of printed mugs in the sale and were very impressed with them.


They have loads of incredible items on their site – i have listed some great finds below. Check Out Anthropologie HERE

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