by Anna Sugden
Can there be a better way to kick off the holiday season in the Lair than to welcome back one of our favourite guests - Eloisa James?
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Eloisa's latest book in the Duchesses series "When the Duke Returns", find out how to make your holiday special with treats just for yourself ... and be part of the chance to win one of Eloisa's 5 (yes, 5!) prizes.
So without further ado, I'll hand you over to Eloisa.
Thank you, Anna. I'm delighted to return to the Bandita's Lair.
Decembers tend to pass in a whirl of wrapping paper and exhaustion—a month spent creating beautiful memories for other people, most of whom are under the age of consent and are perfectly happy chewing on squeaky toys.
My point is that we often forget something: ourselves. What would make you really happy? As a woman?
My answer is to feel loved. And my prescription is love yourself this holiday. When your children look back over their memories, they'll see it in a whirl of joy, presents, and love. But you're the key to that. The only way you can be the calm center at the heart of their joy is if you yourself are joyful. And the only way you can be joyful is if you are happy with yourself.
Recipe for Self Love
Lingerie. Buy something and wear it under your sweatshirt. The crucial point: you're not doing this for your partner, but for yourself.