Yay for the first subscription box of the year to arrive through my letterbox!! And as always from Reading In Heels it’s another fab mix of goodies, and I’m not even annoyed that I’ve already got a copy of this book because now I have a brand spanking new copy, and can share my old rather battered copy with family – and it’s such a good book that needs to be shared!
So here’s a looksie at what was included this month!
Healthy Chocolate bar?! Yes please!! I see they do an Espresso flavour too – might need to investigate that further!!
Supertea – Temenisteriet
Always happy to discover new brands of Tea so look forward to these brews!
Skin and Tonic Rose Lip Balm – skinandtoniclondon
British, Organic and Sustainable!
Always happy to get a notebook!! You can never have enough in my eyes!!
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey.
Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.
Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife—puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings—and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey toward recovery from addiction.
The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope.
I knew it was going to happen that one day I’d already have a copy of the book included with the book, but that is the risk you take with subscription boxes! At least I can now share the joy of this book by donating my old copy to them.. no way I’m parting with a brand new copy haha!