Give Yourself the Gift of Time - A Serenata flowers giveaway (It's over - you snooze, you lose)


The one thing that new parents long for is time - time to sleep, time to think, for time to reverse itself to pre baby life. When you have a new baby people want to help you out but it can be difficult to organise your thoughts well enough to know what support to ask for. Commonly people offer to look after the baby for you, sometimes this is wonderful but for some parents the circumstances under which they would be willing to hand their baby over are so unfathomable they would sound like the plot of a sci fi novel. So here are some ways to help yourself and others give you the gift of time...

SHOP ONLINE Food, shoes, loo roll - you don't even have to wipe the sleep out of your eyes to get any of them. Make the most of getting things delivered to your door and remember it's fine to ask friends and family to bring you round those little extras to keep you going - pssst chocolate hobnobs.  

BUY READY MEALS Whilst you're at it stock up on some super easy meals. These days you can get instant meals so good that you'll wonder why you bother cooking. 


BEG, STEAL OR BORROW A CLEANER If you can afford a cleaner and some latent guilt is preventing you from booking one in please, how can I put this, get over yourself. It really doesn't matter how your kitchen gets clean, it matters that somehow you reach a basic level of hygiene. If a friend or family member is offering to help that includes cleaning! Stop being so British and give 'em a J-cloth.


HOST EN MASSE Visitors can be really draining - you have to get washed and dressed and follow the thread of a conversation. It's a bizarre set of circumstances in which the people close to you feel duty bound to come and see you and you only care about one human on the planet. Set a specific time for visitors based on when your child is most affable and have as many visitors as you can accommodate come at that time. Not only will they entertain each other but it means more time for yourself when they've cleared off. 


MULTITASK If you can find an opportunity to do two things at once don't pass it up. How about walking with a friend to combine exercise and socialising? And don't miss out on a bath or shower as an opportunity to have some killer pamper and relaxation time. 


To help you make the most of any time these tips have gained you, Serenata Flowers are giving one lucky reader (UK only) a Lavender and Chamomile Relaxation Hamper worth £39.99. As well as a shower set the hamper includes chocolate covered strawberries, salted toffee truffles, caramelised butter fudge and licorice tea. I don't know about you but I gotta whole lotta time for that lovely lot. For a chance to win just comment below telling me what you like to do when you have a few minutes spare. 




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91 comments

  1. I would paint my finger nails I never have time to

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  2. Read a magazine with a nice hot latte!

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  3. Have a hot chocolate and some praline and read a magazine

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  4. Sit down and drink a full big mug of hot tea

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  5. I would have a long uninterrupted bath, with a magazine and a glass of wine.

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  6. Indulge with a big bar of choccy while I watch a film

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  7. I would probably read more of my book.

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  8. Making handmade cards for Christmas with my toddler xx

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  9. A big bar of chocolate, no sharing. Yummy

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  10. A hot bath, a flick through my favourite magazine or a phone call with my mum or good friend x

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  11. Great tips, and the prize looks fab. If I had spare time I would probably have a DVD and wine night :)
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

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  12. I would give myself a pedicure

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  13. Sit in absolute silence in the dark in a comfy chair and relax!

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  14. I love to curl up on the sofa with my Kindle.

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  15. Read my kindle, I've got 100s of books on it still to read, but I just don't seem to get the time.

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  16. Have a sit down!

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  17. Have a long relaxing bath without the kids barging in! X

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  18. Lister to music through my headphones xxx

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  19. I would love to be able to sit down and read a good book :)

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  20. I would listen to classical music whilst sitting in my grandmother's rocking chair in the garden.

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  21. When I have a few minutes to spare I tend to surf the internet - if its 30 minutes or more then I'd read a book or play a computer game. Thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  22. Ring my granddaughter Alice and sing to her she loves it :)

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  23. At the moment.....i'd sleep! just been up half the night with 2 little ones.

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  24. I listen to calm music and apply a face mask :)

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  25. Color, I've just bought my second coloring book and I love it.

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  26. Have a nice coffee and relax in front of my pc :)

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  27. Listen to one of my favourite songs

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  28. TO FINALLY FINISH MY BOOK #SUMMERHOLIDAYS HAVE PREVENTED THAT :-)

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  29. Put my feet up on the sofa and close my eyes.

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  30. have a cuppa

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  31. Thanks for adding your competition to this weeks #Competitionlinky

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  32. i'd try some recipes that normally get shunned by the children

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  33. Have a tootle on my poor neglected trumpet :)

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  34. I like to read when I have spare time x

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  35. When I have a little time to spare I usually just lounge around and play on my phone. I think it's important to just "waste time" every now and again.

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  36. Read a good star wars book

    Trevor Linvell

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  37. A few minute spare would be spent making some cupcakes

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  38. Read a book, can't remember the last time I did that :-)

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  39. read a book in nice hot bubble bath

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  40. Sleep! With two nocturnal boys sleep is a luxury!

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  41. I'd sit down and play Scrabble on my Nintendo 3DS XL :)

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  42. Read a book non stop from start to finish

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  43. Nice bubble bath with scented candles and relaxing music

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  44. Nice peaceful soak in the bath :-)

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  45. I would love to be able to turn on my sewing machine. So many projects that I would like to make a start on x

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  47. Relax in a bath with my favourite bubbles, glass of wine and a good book.

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