Mitchell and Peach meets… Cherry Menlove, the quintessential ‘homebody’

What’s your favourite thing about the English countryside? I live in West Sussex and my favourite thing is the open scenery around us. You can see for miles and miles and although it makes you feel quite insignificant I think that can be a good thing sometimes.

When you need to escape busy life, where do you head to? I go to any number of villages or small towns in my area, Petwoth. I love pottering along local High Streets with my twins, popping in to bakeries, butchers and antique shops seeking out new bits and pieces.

Any favourite country bolt holes? My house on any given weekend. I just never want to leave it!

How would you spend the perfect weekend? At home with my husband and the twins. We’re very lucky; we have a great garden, with its own vegetable garden, fruit trees and fields surrounding it. We don’t have to travel for the perfect view.

What’s your simple pleasure? An uninterrupted bath. I don’t mind my husband coming in for a chat as long as he brings me a cup of tea or a glass of champagne, depending on the time of day!

And your ultimate luxury? A day off.

What’s your favourite way to relax? Getting in to bed with my book and reading until I fall asleep.

Any good books you’ve read lately? I’m going to re-visit my favourite work of fiction again but this time on my Kindle. The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

Sleep and water aside, what’s your beauty secret? Not worrying about things I can’t do anything about.

Finally, what’s your favourite Mitchell and Peach product? That’s easy, the Bath Oil!

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