Unfortunately it is winter and with winter comes horrible colds that make your throat, head and brain feel absolutely dreadful. Whilst I used to love being off school, I don't so much like being off work as I don't like missing something I enjoy doing.
But alas, I woke up this morning with no voice and glands the size of piglets, meaning no work for Ellie.
So I slept in and went about house confined activities that did help me feel a little better about myself.
One of my favourite things to do is paint my nails and after a full weekend, they were worse for wear. It can be very therapeutic to make ones hands look gorgeous again and that is exactly what I did - pastel colours managed to perk me up quite a bit.
I've had the March issue of Elle floating around my room for the past couple of weeks, it was bought for a train journey but unfortunately was never read. Lily Allen is one of my favourite people at the moment and it also secretly excited me that there was an article in there which was written by someone who used to live where I did!
I seem to collect candles and I've had this one for absolutely ages but have finally lit it. It's a simple Vanilla one from Tu by Sainsbury's but the frosted glass on the outside of the candle is what made it that little bit more appealing. My room smells fantastically vanilla. (Can anyone spot my new Cath Kidston mug? But it contains lemsip, not tea.)
Thankfully, I've managed to keep myself busy and have avoided feeling sorry for myself, instead opting to clean my room and change my bedsheets. I'm certainly feeling much better! What do you like to do when you're feeling under the weather?