TOWELI might have splurged and bought myself a little something - in the week before Christmas, no less.

But like I said, my friend's shop has a wonderful selection and this Turkish linen bath towel is pretty much just what I need in my life. I have the kind of pale Irish skin that burns in minutes, and have been known to cross the street for shade three times over just walking to the bus. I love summer, but I don't love going out between 11 and 3, or not remembering to leave a bottle of suncream in the car. And with a sweaty few months ahead, and a week at a beach house,ย this lightweight linen towel is just what I need to dry off and cover up with. Or at least that's how I justified it in my headโ€ฆ