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Most people like to relax by having a bath or a good pamper session - not me. Things that most people find relaxing just don't seem to work for me! I'm not a fan of baths, I don't paint my nails and a pamper night in or spa day is just not my style. Reading doesn't even relax me either, I can't tell you the last time I read a book it just doesn't interest me plus when do I have time to sit down and read a book? 

So, you may be wondering what on earth I do to relax and keep stress at bay? Retail therapy! I spend the majority of my free time sat behind my laptop screen which is most evenings unless I am at work. Apart from blogging you will see my scrolling through many websites and spending my hard earned cash usually on rubbish that I don't really need but right now that is Christmas presents and decorations. 

Gone are the days were I no longer have the stress of rushing around the shops before Christmas, fighting over the last item on the shelf, and queuing for hours! It just stresses me out thinking about it all! I'd much rather be sat in the comfort of my own home, with a hot chocolate watching corrie and shopping online! 

One of my favourite places to shop online is Amazon! They have anything and everything you can imagine, and are great for gifts or just treating yourself to something nice. I find myself literally spending hours upon hours browsing through their daily deals and adding things to my every growing list of wish lists. 

I have teamed up with StressFreePrint and a group of bloggers to share #MyStressFree just in time for National Stress Awareness Day which is on November 5th! They have very kindly given me a £50 gift voucher for my chosen way to de-stress which is by shopping of course! Not only that, they have also supplied a £50 gift voucher for me to give away to one lucky winner for you to choose how to de-stress at home yourself. 

To be in with the chance of winning this voucher all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below telling me how you like to de-stress. You must answer the question to be entered into the giveaway however all other entires are optional. This giveaway is open to UK residents only and will end on November 19th 2014. 

Good luck!

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  2. I do some online retail therapy

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  3. Wine!!! - lol, only joking, thats a no go with bump, and will be off the list for a while with breastfeeding. no i like hot baths and also some meditation, im practising a breathing technique my midwife taught us last week with visualization too - all very hippy and not what i thought i would ever do, but actually very calming and relaxing :)

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  4. I have a relaxing bath every evening.

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  5. Well I relax by having a hot bubble bath with candles, bar of chocolate and a glass of copperburg :) (don't like wine hehe) nothing better after a long hard day ;) xxx just breathing and keep calm also helps me to relax xx

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  6. I like to read or surfing the net

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  7. I chill out with a nice cup of tea and back to back episodes of my favourite shows, at the moment Supernatural is up there alongside Masterchef Australia! :D

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  8. A bath - on my own, without children or rubber ducks lol

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  9. I love to surf the Internet when the children have gone bed ♡

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  10. I like to make boards on pinterest and enjoy a hot chocolate with my feet up

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  11. Sarah Fiona Maclean4 November 2014 at 17:01

    Shopping online, or a glass of wine whilst soaking in the tub

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  12. I run myself a deep hot bubbly bath then relax in it for as long as I can. Then I get out, put on my cosies and sit with a magazine and a latte!

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  13. I like to put my feet up and watch reality TV with a nice cuppa

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  14. surfing the web :) a hot bubbly bath would be nice as well :)

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  15. My way of relaxing is - Kids in bed, knowing the house is tidy then relax with a cup of tea, toast (or fruit since im on diet!) and with the laptop or tv!
    Another way is same as you retail therapy!

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  16. I like to snuggle up into my corner of the sofa with my blanket at watch Friends, Made in Chelsea or a nice movie :) Also writing my blog is pretty relaxing for me! x

    xbeccabe.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. lock myself away from everyone & enjoy a hot bath & a good read

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  18. A pamper session then a documentary!

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  19. I love to snuggle my cat Merlin! x

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  20. Read a book curled up on the sofa or in bed xxx

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  21. I love curling up on the sofa with my two cats.

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  22. I will paint my nails or do some crafting :) xx

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  23. I commented on Review | Cherry Cake Kitchen x

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  24. I like cuddling up with my boyfriend. I always relax and fall asleep when I do. He's comfy! EJ Dunn

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  25. I like to veg out on the sofa watching American TV shows!

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  26. I like to curl up in my armchair with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate ;o) Rafflecopter entries in my real name NIKKI HAYES

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  27. Good book, glass of wine and some chocolate!

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  28. Crocheting or Blogging. I have recently started making little crochet owls for surprise gifts for friends :) xx

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  29. Snuggling with my toddler and reading him a story ... or sat reading my own book!!

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  30. I'm quite similar to you Kerry, I love online retail therapy although Sam has told me off for this a lot recently! Ooooops!

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  31. Dancing round the living room with my best mate, laughing at the 80's fashions that we used to wear

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  32. I like to light a Yankee candle and pour a glass of wine xx

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  33. Reading, it has always been my way of relaxing.

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  34. just to relax on a sofa watching tv or listening to music

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  35. B/feeding my little girl and candle-lit baths!

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  36. I love a hot epsom salt bath after a long stressful day

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  37. a relaxing warm bath listening to either Michael Buble or Rod Stewart (Great American Songbook) so enjoyable

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  38. Bath with lush products and a snuggle in front of the telly watching movies

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  39. I love retail therapy like yourself, however I do also enjoy a nice glass of wine and a hot bath.

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  40. Have a nice hot steamy bath then relax on the sofa in front of the tele

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  41. I'll have a cup of tea and put Friends on or read a magazine xx

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  42. I sit in bed with a hot drink and watch american series on my ipad

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  43. Usually working on a project like crocheting or quilting and I just relax

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  44. Watching TV with a glass of wine and chocolate!

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  45. A bath with a Lush bath melt and my book then fresh pj's :) or baking!

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  46. A glass of red wine & some nice food.

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  47. have a cuppa and watch rubbish on the tele.

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  48. With a bubble bath and a glass of wine.

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  49. I love to rustle up some healthy sweet treats for my friends, family and work colleagues, I love cooking and baking and it's my favourite way to relax

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  50. Getting time to myself in the evenings is bliss! Hot bubbly bath with my current read - and either a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of Merlot, depending on my mood.

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  51. I like to get the duvet down and lie on the sofa and watch movies or sitcoms. I also love to sit at my craft desk and craft or browse pinterest :) x

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  52. being child free ;) .... bubble bath after a stressed day.

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  53. Chocolate, sofa, throw, tv .......... me :)

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  54. I am learning to meditate :) so that's my way of destressing

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  55. Nice hot bath, candles and a glass of Merlot

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  56. nice bath after the kids are in bed

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  57. Long hot bath, or reading a book snuggled up in a blanket.

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  58. Having a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake when the kids are napping.x

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  59. I am getting into photography so spending a bit of time practicing that is my way of unwinding

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  60. I sit and watch my Tropical fish, I find them very relaxing

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  61. reading a book and eating some chocolate!

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  62. I love to cuddle my babies and my doggies, watch a bit of Dallas, have a glass of wine or make a patchwork quilt. Usually though i just stuff a dairy milk in my mouth and that keeps me happy

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  63. I love snuggling up with a cup of tea and watching a good film with my flatmates...bliss :)

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  64. cup of tea and a good book

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  65. I like to sit down with a strong coffee and a good book.

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  66. I like to run a nice hot bath and watch a film on my ipad in the bubbles :)

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  67. A hot bath with a glass of red wine x

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  68. singing - always fun, can't sing that well but i have a go!!!

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  69. A nice hot bath while listen to the radio and a galss of wine = completely de-stressed.

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  70. I like to either read a good book in bed or binge on junk food and watch films with my OH.

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  71. I surf the net, usually internet version of window shopping :D

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  72. With my kindle and a bar of chocolate.

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  73. I would have a lovely warm bubble bath, put on snuggly pyjamas and chill out in bed with a good book.

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  74. A brisk walk on the beach often helps me :)

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  75. A bath, some wine, a massive bag of crisps and a few competitions :)

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  76. After school we make a nice hot drink and sit down and watch Neighbours :) the girls got into it turning the summer holidays so now the three of us watch it together every week day which is nice x

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  77. A hot bath, lots of bubbles, candles and a secret bar of chocolate!

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  78. Bubble bath and a good book.

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  79. A long hot bath with a good book.

    @rachiegr

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  80. sofa, blanket, and tv box set! (and a glass of wine if I'm feeling extravagant)

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  81. A glass of decent red and a Van Morrison CD

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  82. Having a lie down with a face mask on reading a book!

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  83. Read my son a bedtime story always gets me snoozy then cuddles with my Pug dog sat by the fire x

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  84. long walks over the meadows with the doggies

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  85. Put my feet up on the sofa and read :)

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  86. Getting in to bed at night with a nice hot cup of tea :) x

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  87. Oh gosh you just listed all my destresses as your not destresses. lol I have to agree though I am a huge shopalic. Especially when it comes to the kids stuff. MM and Buba have more toys and clothes then they need or should have. I have to be in the mood to read but I will take a spa trip anyday. lol Just for peace. Maybe mine is really sleep. I don't get enough of it. lol

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  88. Definitely reading :) painting my nails if I have a few hours.

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  89. A glass of wine and some music

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  90. Have a nice bubble bath with candles x

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  91. good book and a cuddle from the dogs

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  92. A good film and a hot chocolate :)

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  93. Watching TV and a bar of chocolate

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  94. A hot bath or a phone call to my mum x

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  95. I lay in bed & catch up on some of my favourite programs!

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  96. watching a movie i've seen a million times before so i don't have to concentrate on what's going on :) invariably this is mostly mean girls :D

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  97. A bath or sitting and watching sci-fi with my husband curled up on the sofa =)

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  98. Taking the dog for a walk always seems to do the trick!

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  99. Editing and going out for walks! And now Zumba actually, I can dance my stress out! Haha x

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  100. Listening to music or just watching my fish swim around in the tank lol

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  101. I find eating chocolate ice cream rather effective

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  102. Any me-time will do, just some good TV and kids sleeping is the best :)

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  103. a nice bath with candles and lots of bubbles =)

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  104. A glass of wine and a classic film can't be beat!

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  105. Shopping! Even if it's window shopping..

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  106. nice glass of wine and a bath

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  107. Watching a movie, doing some yoga or baking a cake :) x

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  108. meditation or just some quiet time

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  109. Hot soak in the bath, then a face mask and body creams

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  110. Surf the web or read usually.

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  111. I love to read or take a bath.

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  112. Glass of wine, chocolate and a good film on TV

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  113. a good and long bath for me

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  114. Reading a book while in a hot bubble bath!

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  115. Make a hot chocolate or read a book.

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  116. lovely long soak in the bath with scented candles

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  117. by doing something crafty. At the moment I'm into papercutting and needle felting :)

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  118. I like to destress by taking a nice hot bath

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  119. I like to watch amusing animal clips on Youtube to unwind

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  120. bath with the full works, Elemis milk bath (If I've still got any!) mositurising face mask

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  121. I love to settle down with a good book

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  122. I've got a comfy leather chair that I can sink into with a game controller and get my game on on the PS4 or XBox 360, great way to destress! @FantasyMeister on Twitter, Michael Scoates on Facebook :)

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  123. I love to enter competitions in my free time and I find this relaxing and a much better use of my time than watching television or reading which doesn't relax me at all.

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  124. Cup of coffee and enter competitions

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  125. I have my grandsons round....always great to see them and always quiet when they leave ;-)

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  126. A glass of wine and a good book!

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  127. A glass of wine and a TV boxset :-)

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  128. i like to cuddle up under a blanket with my book and a hot chocolate :)

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  129. David Williams : A movie and loads of chocolate!

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  130. Curled up on the settee with a hot cup of coffee, some chocolate and a good film... perfect!

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  131. Settee, blanket, chocolate, good film :)

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  132. to de-stress i like to read a book or slob out in a nice warm bath then a good film

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  133. Light some candles and catch up on my favourite blogs :)

    Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  134. A nice cup of tea whilst catching up on my favourite tv programmes! :-)

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  135. Bubbly bath, glass of wine and a good book - all at the same time.

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  136. cup of tea and catch up with the soaps xx

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  137. A really hot bath with some chill out music playing. very relaxing me time.

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  138. oooo a nice bath and a glass of wine x x x

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  139. I like a lay on the bed and to read my kindle :)

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  140. thia would be great ty, i like to bubble bath n candles on an evening when kids in bed

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  141. Cup of tea and peace and quiet!

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  142. Pam Francis Gregory10 November 2014 at 15:35

    a nice soak in the bath

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  143. Munching on Jaffa Cakes whilst playing on the Xbox.

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  144. I like to relax on the sofa recliner and watch a good film.

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  145. read in the bath
    Julia Mealing

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  146. Nice hot bubble bath and candles x

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  147. How do you like to de-stress/relax at home?
    curl up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of wine in front of the log burning fire

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