We're in a small village in the south of my country and I'm in love.

The villa we've rented is fantastic. We have a swimming pool and sauna in the basement! And a secluded hot tub in the garden.

It was a round number birthday for my husband yesterday I wanted to give him a relaxing trip.

I had no idea how much I needed it as well until I was here in the villa sitting on the couch after a relaxing round in the sauna.

I'm so relaxed and happy. I needed this self-pampering. I've even bought a cheap yoga mat because I feel like I could use some more flexibility.

I wanted to try yoga again at home but never did. Here, though, I feel called to do what's best for me. And that means yoga!

It made me realise how much I've neglected myself. May the stay here be a vow to be more open to what I need to fully be me, so that when I return to my studio in the weekend, I'm all refreshed and ready to write a lot of words to win NaNoWriMo.