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How do you kick back and relax?

Postby Summer » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:21 pm

What do you guys do to just relax and not have to think about anything? Mine is to sit in a room full of lit candles listening to slow jazz (Etta Jones, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra) and sipping down a cup of mocha or chai latte.
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Postby Fairie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:43 pm

I love sitting down with a good book, soft music in the background and having my aromatherapy oils burning.

I have only just discovered how nice a Chai Latte is Summer, how do you make them at home?
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Postby Dolly » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:25 pm

Every day I give myself 1 hour of me time (I learned that watching Oprah)
I give myself a fruit scented bubble bath where I just lay back on my air pillow and think NOTHING. It feels so good seeing that my life is normally focused on placing everyone elses wants first.

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Postby Summer » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:41 am

Wow! Those are both great ways to kick back and have down time. I love the idea about the bubble bath. One of these days, I'll actually be able to take a bubble bath with candles lit around the bathroom and soft jazz in the background...yeah, that'll be so nice. Haven't ever gotten the chance to do that yet.

I buy the spiced chai tea bags from the grocery store. Lipton makes them. There's also a couple of others who carry the product. Then, I boil some water (or stick it in the microwave) and pour the water into the cup with the tea bag already in it. I leave it in for about 5-6 minutes. I add about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of milk (really however much I think it needs) and add either sugar or sugar free sweetner to taste. I like it...not as much as ones bought at Starbucks or a coffee shop, but it's still yummy and cheaper :o)
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Postby Fairie » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:16 pm

Thanks Summer I'm going to try some :D

I also would love a bath with bubbles, candles and soft music. Maybe that's something I can reward myself with when I can fit in the bath and not look like a beached whale. :shock: :oops: :shock: :lol:
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Postby Serena » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:24 pm

I love a nice spa, with all of the little luxury things that you can't afford everyday. I like oils in the bath (our bath is a spa so no bubbles) and a really nice exfoliator and a hair treatment and a glass of champagne and some strawberries. I take a CD player and listen to whatever might be my favourite at the moment (I just love James Blunt - you can't help but get swept up in his music).

Fairie, with the chai tea, I'm not sure what brands you might get in Adelaide, but I think the 'Planet Organic' teabags are so much nicer than the 'Healtheries' ones. They're generally in the health food section with all the herbal teas. One of our local coffee shops sells loose-leaf Chai from Byron Bay. It's really good too.
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Postby Maraver » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:36 pm

Good topic Summer............ I like nothing more than a good read, I like to sit outside in the warm evenings with all my candles lit I really like floating candles especially and little bit of decadance with a glass of chilled chardonnay, and just enjoy the warmth of the evening

the bath too but life Fairie I need to lose weigh to enjoy it because I think I look huge in the bath

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CHAI TEA

Postby bunny » Thu May 17, 2007 2:29 pm

Hey summer!!

This is how I make my chai tea and its lovely!!!

I use 3 types! i'm a tea freak!!

the ones I use are;
Nerada - organics Chai - buy at coles
Lipton Chai - buy at coles
Twinings origins Chai - also at coles. this one is very strong

I get my cup and put 1 tea spoon of honey in it.
Then I boil the water and poor over the honey till it dissolves.
I then add my Chai tea bag and pour the rest of boiling water in the cup.
I then add soy milk.
leave the tea bag in. gives more flavour.
the honey and soy are a great combo together!

enjoy BUNNY
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CHAI TEA

Postby bunny » Thu May 17, 2007 2:38 pm

Hey summer!!

This is how I make my chai tea and its lovely!!!

I use 3 types! i'm a tea freak!!

the ones I use are;
Nerada - organics Chai - buy at coles
Lipton Chai - buy at coles
Twinings origins Chai - also at coles. this one is very strong

I get my cup and put 1 tea spoon of honey in it.
Then I boil the water and poor over the honey till it dissolves.
I then add my Chai tea bag and pour the rest of boiling water in the cup.
I then add soy milk.
leave the tea bag in. gives more flavour.
the honey and soy are a great combo together!

enjoy BUNNY
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu May 17, 2007 2:39 pm

For me, a chai has to be made in a pan on the stove with grated ginger and the chai tea leaf mix (I get mine from the market), simmer for a minute or so in water, then add milk and reheat.

I do drink the teabag chai, but I think it's nowhere near the real thing.
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Postby Chelle » Thu May 17, 2007 3:29 pm

For me it is going for a walk along the beach when I don't the kids.
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Postby bunny » Thu May 17, 2007 5:56 pm

there is no better chai then gloria jeans or star bucks!!!!

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Postby chubba momma » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:05 pm

when i get a chance (which isnt very often LOL with two kids) i make a lovely nice warm bath with a TON of bubbles and just soak!

mm heaven i a bath tub of bubbles :lol:
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Postby HeatherL » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:27 pm

For me its either a really good book, or a nice leisurely stroll along the beach or just playing with my dogs. But the absolute best is a nice secluded beach on a tropical island with nothing but you, your partner, sun, sand and sea.
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Re: How do you kick back and relax?

Postby musclecar » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:38 pm

Magazine or book to read. Surfing the net for random facts.

I also build scale models; aircraft, cars, ships, bikes, tanks etc....
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