Three years ago in July, I had a really bad dose of the flu. Angus was 6 months old and it was when I first realised the enormity of motherhood. When we need to stop, babies won't. One of the things I remember so fondly was a gift my Mama gave me during those weeks of illness. My first pair of Ugg Boots. Seems strange that I reached almost thirty years of age without owning a pair. I was hooked the minute I put them on. In fact, they are so well loved now, they're literally falling apart. I would replace them, but I am that attached to this particular set of Ugg's, I almost can't imagine parting with them. In the cooler months, they live on my feet when I'm at home. As soon as I'm in the door, shoes, boots, trainers come off... and Uggs are on deck!
Last July, my Mama came to stay with us the night before Felix was born. True to her style she arrived laden with presents for everyone. One of those presents was a beautiful, plush, feather soft dressing gown for me. Navy blue in colour. Simply perfect for a soon-to-be breast feeding Mama, in the middle of Winter. I did have a dressing gown, a towelling one that I have had for many years. I didn't even consider buying myself a new one for hospital and the months of feeding after the birth. But my Mama did. This snuggly treasure lives on my body (for more hours than I like to admit) when I am at home.
Beautiful fragrances are a weakness of mine. Over the years, I have sprayed and dabbed my way through scores of perfume bottles. In my twenties, I was known for having a bit of a fragrance obsession. And in my twenties, I could afford to feed such addiction. These days, the collection is more of a modest one. Though I do have my sights set on the next addition, Chanel Allure Sensuelle. Heaven in a bottle. During both pregnancies, even a whiff of perfume would turn my stomach. Funny how pregnancy can turn us off the things we normally can't get enough of.
This week I am grateful for all of these things. This week I am grateful for creature comforts. They make my days cosy. They soothe my mind, body and soul. I simply wouldn't be without them. Joining in over at Maxabella's to share some of that wonderful grateful spirit.