Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Life outside the 9-5 - Win with Fat Face


Fat Face have a fantastic competition running at the moment over on their Facebook page.  All you need to do is post a photo of yourself or your family enjoying some free time.  It can be whatever you enjoy doing: chilling out; going for a picnic; playing sport...whatever.

Oh how I wish being a parent was a 9-5 job!  Still, when I do finally get some time to myself here's what I like to do.

Dress: Brooke Global Leaves Maxi from Fat Face.  Pumps: Karo Stripe Trainers from Fat Face



Yes, after bath time, putting Ruby back to bed for the 38th time, clearing up after dinner, feeding the dog, putting the laundry on etc etc who doesn't need a large glass of wine?!!

The dress from Fat Face is super cool - even though it's fully lined.  Totally unrestricted attire to relax in.  The pumps are comfy and look great with anything - this is definitely an outfit for enjoying life outside the 9-5 in.

If you upload a photo and enter their competition, you could be the winner of the grand prize of a weekend of a lifetime.  This includes hire of a retro camper van, a stay in a vintage Airstream caravan, windsurfing lessons and £500 Fat Face vouchers.  How cool??  There are also weekly prizes available.

I've entered, so why don't you?

As an added bonus, if you leave a comment here telling me what your favourite pastime outside of the 9-5 is, you could be picked as a winner here too.  Fat Face have kindly given me a £100 gift card to give away to one of you lovely lot.

So, just leave me a comment telling me how you relax, and remember to leave a method of contact.

For an extra entry please tweet: "See @missielizzieb's comp to win £100 Fat Face voucher http://ow.ly/cu0RL & check out their #lifeoutside9to5 http://ow.ly/cu0qi" and leave a comment to say you have done so.

UK entries only.  Entries must be received here by midnight on 19th August (same closing date for Fat Face's Facebook competition). Winner will be drawn at random.

Also linking up with What I Wore Wednesdays 


159 comments:

  1. That is a lovely dress! I relax by blogging (often accompanied by a large glass of wine!)
    nikkithomas11@gmail.com

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  2. I relax by sewing! A large glass of wine also helps the process!!
    louisehorler@blueyonder.co.uk

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  3. A long soak in a candle lit bath with a huge glass of wine :O) BLISS!! @mummy_loves xx

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  4. I (not very often) relax by coming away from the computer and actually reading a book - simple pleasures!

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  5. I tweeted too as @mummy_loves xx

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  6. My perfect way to relax is getting out on the water for an evening sail but time doesn't allow such luxury very often these days (if only as we moved away from the sea :( ) Instead an evening swim at my local pool works wonders!

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  7. that dress is gorgeous! I relax much like you - with a glass of wine in hand and if it's still sunny then outside in the peace and quiet or if it's winter then with a good book! @iheartmuthahood

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  8. I like to get out for a walk with my dogs or have a bubble bath with a book in hand ... so many nice ways to relax it's hard to choose!

    madeupoflittlethings.com

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  9. I have also tweeted :-)

    madeupoflittlethings.com

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  10. Swimming - on my own! No nappy bags, no little ones slipping around. Just me. Aaaaah.

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  11. I've tweeted too! @iheartmuthahood

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  12. I've tweeted too as @napnaphq :-)

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  13. i love to relax with my cross stitch or a good book - either are my choice of relaxation!
    @sbroadhurst

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  14. Amanda Jaggard25 July, 2012 12:58

    I love to relax with my family in the garden, paddling pool up for the little man and BBQ going for the big man ;-)



    Amandajaggard@hotmail.com

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  15. I relax outside the 9-5 by reading a book once the Little Misses are asleep. There are no stroppy 2yo demands, or tantrums or requests for juice/chocolate/things they can't have. No fighting, no refereeing, no reprimanding. Just a few uninterrupted pages that whisk me to another world. Heaven.

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  16. I relax outside the 9-5 by chatting to friends on facebook and reading!
    Thankyou for the fab competition!

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  17. Have tweeted as @sweet_Kat30

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  18. Reading is my way of totally relaxing. I've always had the ability to completely shut out the world when I pick up a book, which is quite handy as we've recently added two kittens to the family who run circuits around the house for hours!
    That dress is lovely by the way, I had forgotten how fab Fat Face can be
    Kirsten x

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  19. Have tweeted as @Kemcaflipflops

    Kirsten
    In_need_of_flipflops@msn.com

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  20. I relax by watching a film and having a glass of wine. I'm not very good at taking time out to relax though!

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  21. My way of relaxing used to be cross-stitch, now it has become blogging, interacting with people on social media or just plain catching up on my sleep. You look lovely in that dress!

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  22. Lovely dress! The hammock looks fab as well.

    I like to relax with a glass of prosecco whilst trawling ebay for bargains!
    xx

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  23. walking and cycling are both great ways of de-stessing, but when it rains I leave daft comments on blogs hoping to win a prize

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  24. tweeted as well @pooohbear2811

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  25. Relaxing doesn't come easy to me with 4 children but I do try and relax by catching up on the blog on on Twitter. Love your dress by the way! @Bobbity666

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  26. Tweeted comp as @Bobbity666

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  27. Love the dress! With a 1 year old and a 3 year old I don't get as much "me" time as I'd like! But when I do get some relax time, I like to curl up with a book and a hot chocolate! Lately (well, twice) I've been able to escape to a zumba class!
    Emma xx (Twitter id@beachpebble)

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  28. I've tweeted for a bonus entry xx (@beachpebble)

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  29. I love eating a really fancy meal - and drinking lots of wine with it!!! @superluckydi

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  30. There's not enough time in the day to get everything done AND relax! If I get some free time in the evenings when I'm not knee deep in washing, ironing etc. I like reading blogs and keeping my own up-to-date. A glass of cider can be fun too but feels exceedingly naughty, especially on a 'school night'. Recently, I forced myself to take some 'me' time and I had a long soak in the bathtub which felt divine - must do that more often!

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  31. I know this sounds geeky but I relax by going to my allotment. I usually go at about half 6 in the evening leaving OH to put the Small Ones to bed. It's lovely taking my frustrations of the day out on weeds :) @pipersky1

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  32. I've tweeted too :) @pipersky1 https://twitter.com/pipersky1/status/228459748947808256

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  33. I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love relaxing by treading the boards with my local musical theatre group! I'm actually rehearsing for Titanic: The Musical at the moment. Nothing better than blasting out show tunes into a summer evening! (Or at least, I think so!)

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  34. Oh, and I've tweeted too!

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  35. Catching up with friends is my favourite thing, I don't see them nearly enough now I have kids.

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  36. Linked you up btw, couldn't tell you over twitter as it's down! This is the URL http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=54752033#post54752033

    Love your dress btw & this is *not* an entry so bin it if you want to ;-)

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  37. Gardening,I like to grow my own fruit and veg.

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  38. I love going for a really long swim or run ... relaxes the mind but not the body!!!

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  39. Alice Matthews26 July, 2012 17:28

    I love reading. A chance to relax and escape into a different world.

    Aliceharviestoun@aol.com

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  40. I do a bit of yoga and a bit of reading in the garden to relax my mind @linahelen

    helen620@hotmail.co.uk

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  41. I can spend hours on my p.c. entering competitions and completing surveys ... every little helps!

    foxy959@hotmail.co.uk

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  42. I've tweeted also!

    foxy959@hotmail.co.uk

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  43. i love to make things in my spare time using vintage fabrics, buttons etc and recreating something new from something old :)

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  44. I love to walk in the countryside. I'm lucky to be surrounded by fiels where I live. I can walk for miles. It certainly clears the mind.

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  45. I like to go for all day walks in the Peak District. Not only great exercise and saving on gym membership, but good for body and soul to be out in beautiful quiet places!

    I've tweeted about the competition!
    @WrightyH

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  46. I love swimming and although it sounds energetic to go in the evenings I actually enjoy it and it held maintain my energy levels which is at I need when I look after my lovely 3 year old son all day!.

    I've tweeted about the competition @Emstargally

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  47. simply watching tv with my husband

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  48. after reading your blog post, I realised I could have written it! My life is so hectic that the minute I do get some me time, its a glass of wine ( or 2) and a good book

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  49. I relax by studying (astronomy and cosmology usually)...bit weird I know but I love learning and can spend hours sucking in information. Also relax by reading, doing embroidery and listening to bizarrely unrelaxing rock music :o)

    libbyquilter@gmail.com

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  50. My favourite pastime is reading, I recently bought a Kindle which makes it so easy to read whenever and wherever I like as it's just so handy to carry around!

    I have tweeted too, I'm @birdieontheure :-)

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  51. brushing the cat... We have a long haired rag doll, who is the cutest kitty on the planet. She loves being pampered and looking beautiful. She wins shows because her coat is so glossy and well looked after and her temperament so cool.
    @kohsamuirosie on twitter

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  52. https://twitter.com/kohsamuirosie/status/228571793336717313 and here is my tweet @kohsamuirosie

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  53. I relax by surfing online.

    @lilacwheelz

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  54. I love to take my dog Bailey for a nice walk along the beach and watch him play in the sea catching the waves.

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  55. I like to get my ferrets out and play with them

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  56. I relax by sitting in my window seat at home with a good book and a nice glass of white wine, bliss.
    Tweeted message as user @smorris_cm

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  57. comping :) is my fave past time

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  58. Riding my horse destresses me whenever I get the chance with 2 kids to be taxi and referee too!

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  59. walking the dogs or doing some patchwork
    jillwebb@blueyonder.co.uk

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  60. Once the little ones are tucked up for the night, I like to catch up on an episode of Mad Men :)

    @mia_low

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  61. Have tweeted too

    @mia_low

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  62. Sitting in a bubble bath with a good book.

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  63. I like to relax in a hot bubble bath with a good book and a bar of chocolate!

    @rachiegr

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  64. Zumba! It's like clubbing with more sweat and less booze...

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  65. I relax by walking the dog!

    @prettybluebirds xxx

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  66. I like watching TV boxsets!

    millyyoungman@gmail.com

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  67. I love to escape the 9-5 by having a bubble bath with candles and a book, or if it's a sunny evening, I like to sit outside and have a glass of cider!

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  68. tweeted as missmamo too hun :)

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  69. have tweeted as @missmamo too hun x

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  70. Realx by having a glass of rose and reading a love chick-lit book

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  71. My favourite pasttime is reading a good book on the sofa with a cup of tea :)
    I'm following you: @MelisaMoo

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  72. I love to watch tv, police dramas are my favorite. x

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  73. I love to go for a swim or to the gym for a workout. It always makes me feel a million times better afterwards!

    @Mi55o

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  74. I realised yesterday that spending time at my grandparents house, without the kids there, with my Nanny making me beans on toast and filling me up with capri suns is actually incredibly relaxing! I came away the most chilled I've been in months!

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  75. I relax by having a nice hot bath and then sitting in my PJ's reading a good book - tweeted @jpaddey

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  76. Hiya I tweeted for ya & for my entry. I'm @katedavies83
    Thanks!

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  77. I relax by playing golf although it's not always relaxing lol
    JoJo Young
    @BoostieBoo

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  78. I have tweeted - https://twitter.com/BoostieBoo/status/234002858922618881
    @BoostieBoo

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  79. anything outdoors, can't wait to take the boys to the park or away to the beach on my days off stinky work :)
    @emmav6

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  80. It's Yoga & swimming for me!

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  81. A hot bath or a good book

    @ashlallan

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  82. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  83. I love to relax by losing myself in a good book @carolvs1

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  84. tweeted as @carolvs1 Thanks

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  85. I relax by watching a good DVD with some chocs and wine of course.

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  86. I relax by shopping! Not every1's idea of fun but I love it-especially bargain hunting : )

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  87. I relax in the bath with a good book and the door locked

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  88. I know its not everyone's idea of relaxation but I find exercising helps lower my stress levels and chill out.

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  90. I relax by painting and sketching

    @boo1003

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  91. Since my two daughters were born I have become more aware of what we eat and started cooking more instead of relying on ready meals and sandwiches. Surprisingly I've discovered I really enjoy cooking and baking and find it really relaxing.

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  92. I have tweeted as @rugbylovingmum

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  93. My way is the traditional way, good book and hot bath

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  94. A bubble bath and a glass of wine - bliss! @annieanna24

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  95. I have tweeted @annieanna24

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  96. Camping with the kids. I just wish we could have better weather so I could do it more often! @esthermate

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  97. caroline kelly18 August, 2012 00:51

    Watching winnie the pooh with my little one, and when she's in bed maybe a cheeky malibu or two x

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  98. caroline kelly18 August, 2012 00:53

    tweeted too - @ckelly2304

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  99. I love baking in my free time

    ps I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/Huwendeline

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  100. I love to read when I get a spare moment (not often)

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  101. I love reading and for exercise I love walking in the country @WeeWillieWilkie

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  102. My favourite past time is gardening. So relaxing.

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  103. I relax by gardening! or reading stories to my children
    @Dorothee77

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  104. A visit to the beach on one of those rare warm summer evenings,fish and chips followed by a game of beach cricket with my husband and 6 yr old son.

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  105. I love to spend quality time with the kids either walking, playing games or just having a family cuddle! Have tweeted too!

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  106. Twitter id's:
    @mummyneeds
    @kizzy_bass
    @mumpreneurshop
    Tweeted on all of the above

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  107. I relax by spending time with Nieve and my husband doing various things such as go to the park, beach :) and I also enjoy entering the odd competition or two! lol xxx

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  108. I have also tweeted the link as @chrissy4116 and here is my tweet link:

    https://twitter.com/chrissy4116/status/236730069316415488

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  109. I relax but enter comps like this :)
    Thanks
    @Jamiecomps

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  110. Tweeted "See @missielizzieb's comp to win £100 Fat Face voucher http://ow.ly/cu0RL & check out their #lifeoutside9to5 http://ow.ly/cu0qi"

    https://twitter.com/Jamiecomps/status/236818245976461312

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  111. I relax by watching a film with a biiiig glass of Baileys over ice :)

    @srobbo71

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  112. A long soak in a bubble bath with a good book!

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  113. I have tweeted as @alicomps here: https://twitter.com/alicomps/status/236881229763448832 xxx

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  114. I like listening to relaxing music while reading a book.

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  115. a glass of wine and with my friend
    @joanna_kow

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  116. I play classical music on the violin.
    chocolateeclaire441@hotmail.com

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  117. I have tweeted the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/claire_trevor/status/236928880471076864

    @claire_trevor

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  118. I relax my listening to music, generally on spotify..

    @ClaireHeffer1

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  119. I also tweeted here:
    https://twitter.com/ClaireHeffer1/status/236931432851857408

    :)

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  120. I relax outside 9-5 by playing hide and seek with my girls @joannelyles

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  121. I play in a Samba Band and really look forward to band practise once a week. We've just played in 4 carnivals . Great fun and you can take it all out on your drum!!
    @horleyflyer

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  122. I love reading - it takes me away from normal reality! xoxo

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  123. Have tweeted xoxo @tinkertink2010

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  124. I love to light some nice smelly candles and put on my meditation CD :)

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  125. My favourite pastime is exploring, I love trekking & discovering new places so that's the photo I used on their FB page...However, I relax by shopping! It's so therapeutic. ;) RT'd via @Englishian too.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  126. I like to relax with my pc, emailing my friends and watching a movie- but that is very rare!

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  127. Taking my dog for a walk relaxes me after a day of teaching!

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  128. I like to relax with a good book, rarely find the time with four kids but its definitely my favourtie way to switch off

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  129. My favourite pastime outside the usual 9-5 is heading to Sunday league football with my OH :)

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  130. I have also tweeted @Chicken_1983 :)

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