How do you switch off in the evenings and at the weekends?
Wine every day. Since working from home I’ve actually got much better at stopping work at around 6, that really surprised me, but you need to set the boundaries between work and home when it’s all happening in the same space. And after that I don’t want to look at a screen at all. The weekdays are really full on and I crave the weekends more than ever, which also surprised me given we can’t go anywhere different. There’s something very relaxing about not being able to rush around doing things or feeling like you should be out doing things. The pressure is off in that respect. I read a lot, play games and watch a lot of episodes of Friends with the boys and we spend as much time outside as we can. And I do endless laundry. Why is there always so much laundry?! Then feel I guilty that I’m not clearing out a cupboard and so I drink more wine.
How would you describe your at-home style?
At the moment I just crave comfort - feeling cosy and cocooned. But never sloppy. Pared down, simple clothes. And things that have sentimental value – long, well-worn beach dresses that I’ve bought on holidays, vintage workwear trousers bought in my favourite shop in Cornwall where my partner is from. I’m always cold so head to toe in a C&P cashmere tracksuit is always a good option. And socks with everything. Clean hair that’s not been blow dried once since lockdown. A touch of Perfumer H scent to make me feel pulled together. I did actually put my favourite long, red dress on at the weekend because our boys very sweetly made us a ‘date night’ so we got dressed up.