I love Travelling, but I also love home comforts. I think the two battle each other in my mind a lot. The side of me that wants to be constantly exploring and on beaches. Then the other who loves being at home, with my routine a good cuppa, my own bed and my dressing gown.
I have always felt that for me home isn’t a particular place or building, it’s a feeling, I get the feeling with people a lot. Some people just feel like home, sometimes it’s a smell or food or particular object which gives me that sense of grounding and home. One of those things is a cup of tea. First thing I do every morning is make myself a cup of English breakfast tea I have been doing this what seems like my whole life. It’s a habit I picked up from my Mum who is the queen of tea, the woman drinks about 10 cups a day. That first sip of tea is the best feeling, I take my time and slowly wake up with my favourite mug in my hand. Then throughout the day I drink a variety of other beverages whether its coffee, green tea, peppermint tea, all different varieties and flavours. I go through phases and favourites. I just find a hot drink so comforting.
So that said I often will try and bring a bit of routine and homely comforts with me whilst I am away, it keeps me sane especially when I am living out of a suitcase. I thought I would share a few of these things and how they remind me of home and my routine.
Most importantly I always pack my own teabags…nothing worse than getting to a hotel or place you are staying and they don’t serve tea. Or the local shops don’t have any. I have been there a few times and decided it’s a risk not worth taking (dramatic but true). So problem solved…bring my own teabags. Not only is this great for drinking whilst away but also on airplanes I have my own teabags and my keepcup and just ask for hot water….always free and boom my airplane journey is 10x better. I always pack my Newby Tea teabags normally a selection of English Breakfast, green tea (they do so many flavours) mint and then a herbal one like Rooibos or berry. So wherever I am in the world I can still have my morning cuppa and instantly feel at home.
- A good book so I can read before bed, I like a bedtime routine so again I often make myself a mint or camomile Newby tea, get my book out and sit in bed and read a while. I do this at home, and even more so when I am away.
- My favourite PJs and comfy jumper so I can lounge around and be comfortable. Not quite my dressing gown but I just love my comfy clothes.
- My beauty regime – I love my skincare regime sounds strange but there’s something soothing about each night having my cleansing and moisturising time. So I make sure it comes with me wherever.
I think just having a few routines which I keep regular no matter where I am in the world just helps. Combining my love of travel and home comforts and routines. So no matter where I am in the world a bit of that home feeling comes with me.
This post is in collaboration with Newby Teas but all views are my own.