Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Planes, Trains and Travel Oils
Mr & Mrs That's Not My Age have just spent a few days here. Montejaque, a beautiful mountain village in Spain where we stayed with some friends - which all sounds very grand till I tell you that we slept in a five-year-old's bed, flew Ryanair and the hole in the bottom of our suitcase got so big we had to stuff it with plastic bags to stop our clothes falling out. Sadly, the suitcase is on its last journey to that great big carousel in the sky, and now resides in a south London skip awaiting its final boarding call.
Anyway, enough of this maudlin talk, en España, we spent a fair amount of time embracing the local customs; drinking tinto verano (the red wine of summer, a refreshing blend of Rioja and Casera/soda or Fanta Limon) and eating tapas:
It took a day or so, to adjust to the Spanish way of life but soon we were taking siestas and eating out at ten o'clock at night. Fortunately, I'd packed my Aromatherapy Associates essential travel oils for bath & shower which meant we were able to relax in the afternoon with a splash of lavender and revive ourselves in the evening with a blend of geranium, patchouli and ylang ylang. No need for after-sun or eau de Cologne, these oils leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised and our friends commented more than once on how gorgeous we both smelled.
On the way back we stopped off in Seville. Which is beautiful, and hot! The temperature was still over 40 degrees the evening we got completely lost and spent over an hour trying to find a vegetarian restaurant - doubt we smelled so good then.
Early next morning we hired bikes and slowly pedalled over to CAAC, a contemporary art gallery set in a former 15th century monastery-cum-ceramics factory, which was well worth the sweaty cycle trip.
That's Not My Age may be in a bit of a post-holiday slump but at least I still have some essential oils to perk me up - and the news that Aromatherapy Associates goes on sale in the Bath & Body area at Liberty tomorrow. Yay!