How do you escape #firstthing? // Win a HOST digital mixer shower from Triton Showers

How do you escape #firstthing? // Win a HOST digital mixer shower from Triton Showers

*A post in partnership with Triton Showers 

With the back to school routine in full swing, those couple of hours before the school run can be a rush with demands for rounds of toast at breakfast and the whereabouts of clean PE kits, it can be quite stressful. I’m still finding my feet as a school Mum but have found that if I escape for just ten minutes in the shower before the family get up, I’m ready to face the world and all that it throws at me.

Triton Showers HOST digital mixer
Being an ‘Early Morning Escapist’, I love to make the most of the morning before the family get up. Once the alarm goes off, I’ll pop downstairs to put the kettle on and get the breakfast ready (the family can then help themselves whilst I’m getting ready.) My time in the shower is precious, I like to indulge in using my favourite products and enjoy my ten minutes of ‘me time’. Just escaping from reality for a few minutes washing away the worries of yesterday can make the world of difference.

Triton Showers understand how precious time in the morning is to Mums (and Dads) like me and have a fantastic range of showers to help us make the most of our escapism time in the morning. Their latest product, the HOST wireless digital mixer shower, is the ultimate centrepiece for the modern bathroom.

Triton Showers HOST digital mixer

HOST™ technology allows users to personalise their shower time for the ultimate me-time experience thanks to the three customisable pre-sets. Each programme can be customised using 16 temperature and 10 flow increments allowing the digital mixer suitable for the whole family. What’s more, for a quick and easy routine, HOST has an optional wireless start/stop control with warm up feature, which can be located outside of the bathroom preferably within reach of the bed (how incredible is that?)

I need one of these HOST digital mixer showers in my life, although I’m pretty sure if we have one, I’d need to get up even earlier for the usual morning routine as I’d spent forever in the shower.

Win your very own HOST digital mixer shower from Triton Showers worth £456

Triton Showers have given me one very smart and clever HOST digital mixer shower to give away to one lucky reader of Life According to MrsShilts.

One winner will receive the prize of a Triton Showers HOST digital mixer single outlet (high pressure) with control (black), plus 200mm circular ceiling arm and 200mm Traditional Rose Showerhead, Triton Showers HOST Start/Stop with Warm Up worth £456.80. Installation not included.

Triton Showers HOST digital mixer

*Shower featured is the competition prize on offer*

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is use the rafflecopter widget below ensuring you leave me a blog comment in less than 100 words, what your #firstthing advice is? What do you do #firstthing to set you up for the day ahead?

The giveaway ends on Friday 6th October at 23:59. Terms and conditions apply. Good luck!

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Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 26/09/2017 / 7:57 am

    The first thing I do is make myself a latte and then I sit down and enjoy it whilst watching the BBC news. Then I take a shower! #firstthing

    • Margaret Jones
      06/10/2017 / 7:54 pm

      #firstthing for me is a coffee followed by a lovely long shower. If only I had a decent digital shower. It would make my shower the best ever. Mines ancient, a bit like me

  2. Rebecca Benn
    26/09/2017 / 7:58 am

    #firstthing to set me up for the day is a quick run in the morning, followed by a even quicker shower before everyone in the house wakes up

  3. Jennifer
    26/09/2017 / 9:58 am

    I’ve always been a cuppa tea first thing kinda girl. Until I got pregnant, every time I fall pregnant, I switch to lemon and boiling water (I go right off the taste of tea!)

  4. 26/09/2017 / 10:48 am

    On school mornings I tend to get up and showered/dressed before the kids are dressed so I only have them to worry about in the mad panic after that!

  5. Liam Bishop
    26/09/2017 / 10:49 am

    The very #firstthing I do when I wake up is sit up on the bed and do a big stretch! Limber up my back and neck ready for the day.

  6. kim plant
    26/09/2017 / 11:16 am

    #firstthing i get up to a cup of coffee then a read of facebook on my phone lol then a lovely hot shower xx

  7. Margaret Gallagher
    26/09/2017 / 12:54 pm

    Wishing all the family “A good morning” with a smile
    Makes a world of difference

  8. Ashleigh Allan
    26/09/2017 / 1:26 pm

    Have a cup of coffee

  9. Fiona
    26/09/2017 / 1:42 pm

    My #firstthing advice is get everything ready the night before – it makes getting up much easier knowing you don’t have to run around finding things!

  10. Mary Heald
    26/09/2017 / 1:50 pm

    Firstly I make sure I have a good nights sleep so I wake up refreshed. I then have a shower and put the radio on so I can sing along. Then my day doesn’t start properly unless I have cuppa and a bowl of muesli…..then after dressing I am ready to start the day.

  11. Ren Taylor
    26/09/2017 / 1:54 pm

    My #firstthing advice is strong cup of tea or coffee and a few star jumps before a hot shower!

  12. 26/09/2017 / 2:02 pm

    My #firstthing advice is to make sure you factor a bit of time for yourself in! It’s very easy to get caught up in making other people breakfast or searching for PE kits before rushing out of the door but make sure you have enough time to get yourself something to eat or have a nice shower.

  13. Marc Chivers
    26/09/2017 / 2:14 pm

    Nice strong coffee

  14. 26/09/2017 / 2:22 pm

    #firstthing I do is have a big bowl of porridge which sets me up for the day

  15. brenda heads
    26/09/2017 / 2:31 pm

    my #firstthing is out for a long walk with the dog, I have plenty of time to work out a plan of action while out a shower and breakfast when we get back.

  16. kagglenka
    26/09/2017 / 2:34 pm

    As long as I’ve had a cup of coffee and a hot shower I will be ready for the day ahead.

    Kelly Glen.

  17. Fiona Mcgregor
    26/09/2017 / 2:43 pm

    Great prize

  18. glenn hutton
    26/09/2017 / 2:45 pm

    My #firstthing advice is first to brush your teeth and to then shower, if I am feeling particularly tired I make it a cold one! :)

  19. Anna
    26/09/2017 / 2:48 pm

    I have to have a cup of tea followed by coffee and then I wash and dress. The dogs need walking which really wakes me up before breakfast

  20. clair downham
    26/09/2017 / 2:55 pm

    a cup of tea followed by a long hot shower

  21. Zoe C
    26/09/2017 / 3:21 pm

    I get up slightly earlier than everyone else, just so I can get ready in peace, have my breakfast and a strong coffee, then I can focus on the rest of the household! I have 2 children

  22. 26/09/2017 / 3:51 pm

    the #firstthing i do in the morning is have a nice hot cup of coffee!

  23. Soph H
    26/09/2017 / 3:54 pm

    First thing I have to do in the morning is have breakfast and then brush my teeth!

  24. Israr Baig
    26/09/2017 / 4:08 pm

    The first thing i do is turn off the annoying alarm to wake me up letting me know i have to go to work and then i sleep for a further 10mins and the 2nd alarm then goes off and i get up

  25. leanne weir
    26/09/2017 / 4:20 pm

    First thing is to get a good meal in you followed by a nice shower

  26. Lucy Morgan
    26/09/2017 / 4:24 pm

    I walk the dog #firstthing then have a nice warm bath before work :) Could do with a shower though!

  27. Samantha Greensill
    26/09/2017 / 5:58 pm

    My #firstthing has to be a good old cup of English tea to wake me up and face the day ahead… Shortly followed by a quick shower! I’d love this shower although like you say may leave me with 5mins to do hair and make up as opposed to 10 due to not wanting to get out!

  28. 26/09/2017 / 7:08 pm

    Make the beds – its the first thing I accomplished every day before I have my morning coffee!

  29. melanie stirling
    26/09/2017 / 7:15 pm

    My first thing in the morning is to eat my cereal and drink my cup of tea that my husband brings to me in bed every day.It’s only after that can I think about anything else!

  30. keiran
    26/09/2017 / 7:49 pm

    fantastic prize

  31. Lynsey Harvey
    26/09/2017 / 7:51 pm

    #firstthing I always get the dogs fed first then jump in the shower. Ten minutes of peace without the dogs scratching the door!

  32. Andrea Upton
    26/09/2017 / 7:57 pm

    My first thing is to sit quietly with a nice cup of coffee and plan what I am going to do that day

  33. Claire Glace
    26/09/2017 / 8:19 pm

    #firstthing I start with a warm soapy facial wash to zing me into action, then i highly reccomend a strong expresso to follow up, ta da !!

  34. Dee Dmonte
    26/09/2017 / 8:29 pm

    I get up 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the family so I can have a cuppam shower and catch up on my emails in peace, then I’m ready to face the day.

  35. Sarah Wood
    26/09/2017 / 8:45 pm

    #firstthing – i have to have breakfast or I cant function. This must include a huge mug of tea!

  36. Sarah Mackay
    26/09/2017 / 8:47 pm

    The #firstthing I do in the morning is some yoga to try and waken myself up and prepare and relax me for the day to come.

  37. 26/09/2017 / 9:27 pm

    my #firstthing is a quick coffee then out over the meadows with the dogs for a long walk, usually at around 5am, there is nobody about and it is so quiet and peaceful, a great way to collect your thoughts and prepare for the rest of the day. Once back in I have a shower and breakfast.

  38. Rebecca Turner
    26/09/2017 / 9:53 pm

    I always hop in the shower #firstthing with some incredible LUSH products. Always leaves you feeling and smelling fabulous.

  39. Lorraine Tinsley
    26/09/2017 / 10:28 pm

    #firstthing coffee, a big coffee with a little shake of cinnamon

  40. jessica woods
    26/09/2017 / 10:53 pm

    My #firstThingAdvice is to splash splash your face with cold water to wake up

  41. 27/09/2017 / 7:59 am

    Who would have thought you could make a shower digital they have really nailed it with this one!

  42. Richard Lawrence
    27/09/2017 / 9:27 am

    Great prize, thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Louise Smith
    27/09/2017 / 10:07 am

    #firstthing I get in the shower and plan my day ahead while under the hot water.

  44. Stacey Carnell
    27/09/2017 / 10:53 am

    The absolute #firstthing to do in the morning is have a coffee! It’s essential ;)

  45. Frances H
    27/09/2017 / 11:15 am

    After a night of drooling on my pillow, I’m gasping for a cuppa. So getting a brew on is sadly more important than personal hygiene.

  46. Sarah Birkett
    27/09/2017 / 11:40 am

    a cup of tea, and a cuddle with a cat, what else do you need

  47. 27/09/2017 / 12:52 pm

    It has to be a shower for me first thing, to wake me up and start each day fresh and clean! I don’t feel right without it!

  48. Rich Tyler
    27/09/2017 / 1:22 pm

    Take your time, do it right

  49. Lisa Butterworth
    27/09/2017 / 10:14 pm

    I have a cup of tea #firstthing and enjoy a few moments of clear thinking. Then I am set up well for the day’s challenges and opportunities!

  50. Laura Nice
    27/09/2017 / 11:13 pm

    I always get my lunch then my bag and my clothes for the next day! :)

  51. Lori Darling
    27/09/2017 / 11:18 pm

    The #firstthing I do is have a fresh filter coffee followed by a long hot shower. This really sets me up for the day ahead

  52. Dean T
    28/09/2017 / 12:55 am

    My first thing routine is the same everyday first toilet then a drink to wake me up while the news is on and get up to speed then I need fuel for the day pref something toasted! My #firstthing advice is toasted sandwiches and tea

  53. David Paterson
    28/09/2017 / 7:42 am


  54. lorraine kirk
    28/09/2017 / 9:26 am

    #firstthing I practise 5-10 minutes of mindfulness. I find it really helps me to focus and calm myself befire the day ahead.

  55. Mary H
    28/09/2017 / 10:12 am

    When possible, the #firstthing I do in the morning is have sex. Nothing else quite matches how much that sets me up for the day. If that’s not an option, a quick yoga session and warm shower is a good second best.

  56. iain maciver
    28/09/2017 / 11:21 am

    put the radio on ,then make a cup of tea before the kids get up

  57. purpleshoes
    28/09/2017 / 12:41 pm

    I get my coffee and have a shower so I am ready for the day #firstthing

  58. 28/09/2017 / 12:52 pm

    I think I have to make sure that the kids have got all their school bags ready the night before, as well as making sure mine is ready too – plus make sure I decide what I am wearing the night before. At least then I can have five minutes longer in bed to wake up properly before getting up. If the kids are rushing round, trying to find that piece of homework in the morning, I end up getting much more stressed and it sets me back in the morning!

  59. Jules Eley
    28/09/2017 / 1:12 pm

    First thing I do is have a cup of tea… followed by a shower…. get myself ready and get the kids up and feed them. #firstthing

  60. 28/09/2017 / 1:19 pm

    My #firstthing is to check my emails. Sad, I know but I gradually wake up as I’m doing it and can relax knowing nothing urgent has happened overnight

  61. Annabel Greaves
    28/09/2017 / 1:50 pm

    My #firstthing advice is to give yourself 15 extra minutes to yourself to get you going in the morning – evening if it means getting up 15 minutes early. You will feel a lot better and set up for the day if you have given yourself a little time to get ready

  62. Debbie W
    28/09/2017 / 7:17 pm

    First piece of advice is to organise bags, outfits, lunches etc the night before, then getting up is a breeze. Second piece of advice I’m afraid is coffee! I stagger downstairs with my eyes not quite open and put the kettle on. Then, while drinking my first cup I sort breakfasts and get the kids out to school. Then I have time for a shower and get ready for my day.

  63. Ryan Bateman
    28/09/2017 / 8:50 pm

    This shower looks amazing! I looked at this and realised my bathroom really needs doing.

  64. Catherine F
    28/09/2017 / 11:01 pm

    A cup of coffee in bed with 2 slices of toast with Nutella! Then … getting the kids ready.

  65. Graham Ross
    29/09/2017 / 4:55 am

    the #firstthing i do in the morning is have a nice hot cup of strong coffee

  66. Janice Dunn
    29/09/2017 / 10:56 am

    #FirstThing to get me going in the morning is jumping straight in to the shower. I feel refreshed and ready for anything!

  67. Andrea Fletcher
    29/09/2017 / 11:05 am

    The first thing I do in a morning is to have a good breakfast to set me up for the day.

  68. BERNIE
    29/09/2017 / 11:22 am

    I walk to the gym first thing in the morning come rain or shine. Love the peace and quiet at that time and gives me time on my own to think before all the hustle and bustle at work

  69. bob clark
    29/09/2017 / 7:44 pm

    wash and teeth clean then weigh myself

  70. mandydoherty65
    29/09/2017 / 7:51 pm

    Two slices of toast and a large mug of tea whilst checking my emails are the #firstthing I do

  71. Laura Hatton
    29/09/2017 / 11:40 pm

    Check my phone (let’s be honest!), quick shower and a strong coffee!

  72. Lea Mavin
    30/09/2017 / 7:43 am

    Straight into the shower for me, then a nice cup of tea and 20 minutes peace before the rest of the family start to rise.

  73. Hali Kinson
    30/09/2017 / 5:11 pm

    Coffee and a lovely hot shower; love mornings!

  74. Lorna Ledger
    30/09/2017 / 10:54 pm

    #firstthing – Hug my other half – Have a puff of my e-cigarette – Shower – get dressed for work – Tea – toast! Breakfast TV!

  75. Caroline Blaza
    30/09/2017 / 11:56 pm

    Always have a coffee when I wake up. Can not have a shower as I do not have one but would love one x

  76. 01/10/2017 / 6:56 am

    the #firstthing i do that really gives be that feel good feeling is a run at dawn, it’s so peaceful and quiet at this time, leaving me feeling wide awake and ready for the day ahead :)

  77. stephanie anne Campbell
    01/10/2017 / 1:22 pm

    pee, drink coffee, brush teeth and then im ready to face the day so i will wake the sprogs up.

  78. 01/10/2017 / 8:32 pm

    first thing i do is is sit up and go on my phone for 10 minutes whilst i am waking up.

  79. Daniel
    02/10/2017 / 12:27 am

    Sit down to eat breakfast with a sitcom

  80. Ann-Marie Gould
    02/10/2017 / 9:43 am

    first thing i do is have a cuppa and give my lovely cat a cuddle then i’m ready for the day!

  81. 02/10/2017 / 11:18 am

    My #firstthing advice is to just straight into the shower. If I sit down I’m never getting up again and everything ends up rushed.

  82. Hayley Elvin
    02/10/2017 / 2:05 pm

    #FirstThing is a warm shower, just wakes me up ready for the day

  83. fay
    02/10/2017 / 3:06 pm

    Well the #firstthing has to be the toilet but next step is COFFEE!

  84. Janice
    02/10/2017 / 7:09 pm

    I try to remind myself that it’s going to be a great day ahead and then hope that it happens

  85. Josh G
    02/10/2017 / 9:07 pm

    #FirstThing is to make my bed! If I can’t do that first thing then what hope do I have with the rest of the day!

  86. Rebecca Lis
    02/10/2017 / 10:01 pm

    My #firstthing is coffee! I don’t seem able to do anything before that! luckily i always organise todays clothes and lunches the night before so it is not so much of a panic in the morning so i have time to enjoy my first brew!

  87. Julie Edwards
    03/10/2017 / 10:09 am

    #firstthing I do in a morning is to have a refreshing shower to set me up for the day xx

    03/10/2017 / 10:12 am

    Tea! Tea is the only answer!

  89. Shelly Layle
    03/10/2017 / 11:22 am

    #firstthing a large cup of coffee followed by a cold shower to really wake me up

  90. 03/10/2017 / 1:57 pm

    On a weekend I walk my 2 dogs, seeing them running around and happy sets me up for the day!

  91. Mrs Bowers
    03/10/2017 / 8:42 pm

    #firstthing is a shower to wake up and be clean and refreshed for a day

  92. Sylvia Paul
    03/10/2017 / 9:57 pm

    The first thing I do every single morning is make myself a bowl of cornflakes and a cup of tea. I then run the bath and have a soak for half an hour before getting my Daughter up for school

  93. adeinne tonner
    03/10/2017 / 10:52 pm

    #FirstThing is to have a nice cup of coffee then go have a nice warm shower.

  94. michelle hamilton
    03/10/2017 / 10:59 pm

    make sure the dog goes in the garden and not have a accident on the floor

  95. Stephanie
    03/10/2017 / 11:06 pm

    Get up and eat

  96. amy bondoc
    04/10/2017 / 9:10 am

    #firstthing i have a coffee and a shower and read of the news

  97. Susan Ellins
    04/10/2017 / 9:20 am

    Two cups of tea and catch up on the news

  98. greig spencer
    04/10/2017 / 9:32 am

    grab a huge latte from starbucks to wake me up for the day ahead xx

  99. francis lee
    04/10/2017 / 9:33 am

    First thing have a nice shower/bath and then a large cup of coffee.

  100. 04/10/2017 / 10:28 am

    #firstthing is try and sneak downstairs without the kids hearing me. I find mornings to be so much easier if I have had 10 minutes head start of them and can get breakfast started and a coffee made before they get up.

  101. 04/10/2017 / 10:38 am

    A big mug of tea and a read of the news on my phone

  102. Sarah Mcvicar
    04/10/2017 / 10:41 am

    #firstthing is is to drink a pint of lemon infused water, really refreshes and good for the system

  103. Julie Camm
    04/10/2017 / 1:14 pm

    It has to be a cup of tea, then a shower to properly wake me up.

  104. Kay Broomfield
    04/10/2017 / 6:07 pm

    The first thing I do is have a strong coffee to wake me up. Then I’m ready to jump in the shower. I fear if I skipped the coffee, I’d be washing my hair with shower gel!

  105. Mike W
    04/10/2017 / 8:01 pm

    #firstthing I do is make myself a good cup of coffee.

  106. Natalie R
    04/10/2017 / 8:07 pm

    Have a cup of tea

  107. Gemma Aktekin
    04/10/2017 / 8:12 pm

    #firstthing Say Thank you for another day and go and put the kettle on.

  108. Rebecca Howells (@Peanuthog)
    04/10/2017 / 9:00 pm

    #firstthing advice is to have a coffee – it helps wake you up!

  109. Julie Wilson
    04/10/2017 / 9:16 pm

    I do a meditation, some stretches and then have breakfast.

  110. Leigh Larkin
    04/10/2017 / 10:32 pm

    Eat! It generally is the thought of breakfast and a cup of tea that gets me out of bed each morning!

  111. Kevin Johnson
    05/10/2017 / 3:33 am

    I work nights so my #FirstThing is usually early afternoon. When I get up, have a shower and then a nice cup of tea.

  112. Phil Darling
    05/10/2017 / 7:20 am

    #FirstThing has to be a hot shower, followed very quickly by a cup of hot strong coffee

  113. Jo McPherson
    05/10/2017 / 7:56 am

    Walk the dog, make the bed and clean up downstairs. Then I make a cup of tea and I’m set for the day

  114. Cherry Edwards
    05/10/2017 / 8:07 am

    #FirstThing for me is a mug of black coffee and a quick scan of the latest news, so I can keep up with current events.

  115. carol Boffey
    05/10/2017 / 10:09 am

    coffee then a shower

  116. Rebecca roberts
    05/10/2017 / 10:32 am

    #FirstThing I do is give my four year old daughter a massive cuddle and kiss get her and me a cup of tea get her ready for school then I right a list for my jobs for the day

  117. jennifer jackson
    05/10/2017 / 11:07 am

    #firstthing A Fresh cup of coffee and check the weather

  118. Sammie Hodges
    05/10/2017 / 11:29 am

    I get in the shower! It wakes me up and makes me (a little) less grumpy for the day ahead!

  119. Emma Smith
    05/10/2017 / 12:06 pm

    2 frothy coffee’s before going to the gym and then a long hot shower – if I don’t do this I don’t feel alive!

  120. Ren Taylor
    05/10/2017 / 12:10 pm

    I am lucky as my husband gets up first and wakes me with a cup of tea. My advice would be to have a shower each morning as it always wakes you up and makes you feel refreshed. I’ve recently started regular swimming too so am showering twice a day lol!

  121. Brenda
    05/10/2017 / 12:15 pm

    Have a shower with an energising body wash (something citrus and zingy!), think about the day ahead and plan anything that needs to be done at work. Creating a mental plan/snapshot of the day really helps to get in the right mind frame and set yourself up to achieve your goals for the day.

  122. Jenny Barker
    05/10/2017 / 3:22 pm

    #firstthing Cup of tea for me before it all starts PE kits are my dread constantly washing and drying sports kits and getting the right one for each day ahhhhhh

  123. sadie coffin
    05/10/2017 / 3:25 pm

    I set my alarm to get up 20 minutes earlier so I can take my time applying makeup, hair and wearing something I feel good in. If I look good I feel good and if I feel good I can tackle the world (well thats the plan).

  124. Tracey Belcher
    05/10/2017 / 4:03 pm

    Many people have a ‘wake up shower’ #firstthing as do I BUT recent studies are really showing the advantage of COLD water first thing so I am now showering but finishing with a really cold burst!

  125. Ann Skamarauskas
    05/10/2017 / 4:14 pm

    make sure I wake up a bit earlier than I need and wake up slowly with a Lumie “sunrise” clock so I can take my time getting out of bed and am not rushing around

  126. melp1
    05/10/2017 / 4:14 pm

    Toilet, let dog out, coffee, shreddies, clean teeth and then shower and dress

  127. 05/10/2017 / 5:17 pm

    The #FirstThing I do is make a brew!! I couldn’t function without a couple of cups of tea whilst checking the daily papers online, then it’s a shower and get stuck in to work

  128. Jacki Mactaggart
    05/10/2017 / 6:42 pm

    #FirstThing I do is put the kettle on :-) then I feed our dogs and check on Mary Bluebelle (chicken)
    Then I stick on my trainers and go for a quick run before jumping in below average shower!!!-then time for kids up and walkies #NeedGorgeousNewShower

  129. karen t
    05/10/2017 / 7:14 pm

    #FirstThing I do is have a wee ! After than I wash my face with cold water, I need something to wake me up!

  130. Tracey Bean
    05/10/2017 / 7:17 pm

    Nice hot shower followed by a coffee

  131. Sharon Burroughs
    05/10/2017 / 7:18 pm

    The #FirstThing I do is get up and do a workout and have a shower before the kids get up.

  132. DawnLouise
    05/10/2017 / 7:44 pm

    Put the coffee machine on!

    One cup, workout, shower and then I feel capable of speaking to other humans!

  133. 05/10/2017 / 7:48 pm

    iphone check the time and news then reach for the kettle after stumbling downstairs bleary eyed

  134. 05/10/2017 / 8:26 pm

    I decent hearty breakfast, nobody can concentrate with a rumbly tummy!

  135. 05/10/2017 / 8:49 pm

    The only thing to do is pop my slippers on! Then sidle on downstairs and pop the kettle on while I make my breakfast smoothie – can’t start the day without it! Catching up on the morning news while I get myself ready also helps me feel one step ahead of the day from the get go.

  136. Lisa Bolingbroke
    05/10/2017 / 8:51 pm

    I wake up and say good morning to my son.
    Start the day by seeing a smiley face:-)

  137. Stev Rigby
    05/10/2017 / 8:59 pm

    Got to be a 6:30am gym class. Wakes one up a treat!

  138. Michelle T
    05/10/2017 / 9:09 pm

    #firstthing cup of tea , and check my social media , timehop , then another cup of tea wash dressed and out to work

  139. Sarah Wilson
    05/10/2017 / 10:07 pm

    The #FirstThing I do is have a hot shower, then have breakfast (very important!). I do a quick run through of things I need to get done that day, and check to make sure I have everything I need to take with me.

  140. katrina adams
    05/10/2017 / 10:20 pm

    #FirstThing I do is make sure I have my clothes the night before – Knowing I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing always helps alleviate stress. I also find reading the things I am grateful for (again written up the night before) helps start me on the right mood for the morning.

  141. Adrian Bold
    05/10/2017 / 10:27 pm

    Have a cup of coffee and a nice shower!

  142. Champaklal Lad
    05/10/2017 / 11:15 pm

    #firstthing watch the NEWS

  143. Monica Gilbert
    05/10/2017 / 11:24 pm

    The #firstthing I do is check the weather to make sure the clothes I set out the night before will work.

  144. jamie Millard
    05/10/2017 / 11:26 pm

    I work best under pressure. I don’t buy into the ‘set the alarm 10 minutes fast’ mentality basically ‘faking’ extra time. I’d rather set it for a time where i’m up against it – no time to lie, up, showered, teeth, ready, tea, breakfast, and on with your day. Maybe it’s the Adrenalin that helps but certainly gets me awake and going #firstthing

  145. Alison Johnson
    06/10/2017 / 12:25 am

    This has changed so much now my son is at college! The #firstthing I do after brushing my teeth is have a lovely chocolate milkshake. I don’t do hot drinks & hate tea & coffee.

  146. Livlee
    06/10/2017 / 12:28 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! I’m currently saving money to furbish my first home, so if I was lucky enough to win this would be amazing! Thanks for the fab competition! :) #MrsShilts #Triton #TritonShowers ☘️

    • Livlee
      06/10/2017 / 12:33 am

      Pressed the post button too soon – My #firstthing advice is to drink a cup of coffee and practice mindfulness for 25 minutes. This will set you up for the day ahead, no problem. There’s some great YouTube videos with mindfulness practices.

  147. Paula Cheadle
    06/10/2017 / 12:49 am

    firstthing i get up to a cup of coffee and my tablets, then about an hour grt out of bed and start the day

  148. tonkatol
    06/10/2017 / 1:06 am

    My #Firstthing is to make sure I have prepared what I can the night before, eg prepared packed lunches, ironed uniforms, taken bread for toast out of freezer etc. Then I set my alarm for about 15 minutes before I need to get up so that i can come to gradually and still have time for a shower before my son goes into the bathroom.

    • tonkatol
      06/10/2017 / 1:59 am

      made a mistake in my entry to competition – my name is Wendy Tolhurst – the comment is under “tonkatol”, not my name as I had first thought. Sorry for any confusion.

  149. denise s
    06/10/2017 / 3:48 am

    feed and stroke my cat, before rushing around like a madwoman #firstthing

  150. Michelle Wild
    06/10/2017 / 5:19 am

    #firstthing Shower then coffee or better still a coffee in the bath if time permits.

  151. sarah parker
    06/10/2017 / 6:28 am

    I have a cup of tea :)

  152. Lucy Robinson
    06/10/2017 / 6:32 am

    I get up and get straight in the shower followed by a good breakfast. Then i sort the kiddies out.

  153. Emma h
    06/10/2017 / 7:10 am

    A quick shower and some toast before I get the kids up

  154. caroline tokes
    06/10/2017 / 7:25 am

    #firstthing is a coffee or 2 followed by breakfast of natural yoghurt and frozen fruits

  155. 06/10/2017 / 7:50 am

    Get up, eat a banana, head to the pool to swim 60 lengths.
    Then back home, for porridge topped with banana & cinnamon.
    Get dressed & out for walk

  156. Cathy O
    06/10/2017 / 8:16 am

    Go and make a cup of tea where an enthusiastic greeting is always ensured by my dogs who make sure I am awake #firstthing

  157. emma davison
    06/10/2017 / 8:37 am

    Let the dog out and switch the kettle on

  158. 06/10/2017 / 9:05 am

    #firstthing I do is make a cup of tea and pop the news on! Need all the help I can get when I get up at 5:30am!

    06/10/2017 / 9:33 am

    I usually make a cup of tea and a cheese and egg toastie

  160. Stevie Fairbairn
    06/10/2017 / 9:48 am

    I have to admit to a coffee and a ciggie.

  161. Jacqueline Roberts
    06/10/2017 / 9:59 am

    #firstthing for me has to be a coffee and a look at the news

  162. Irene Gilmour
    06/10/2017 / 10:03 am

    first thing i do is jump in a shower i need it to wake me up i dont function with out one

  163. Diana
    06/10/2017 / 10:10 am

    Coffee and shower! :)

  164. Fiona Johnstone
    06/10/2017 / 10:15 am

    I take my dogs out for a run, then back home for a shower, then some tea and toast while watching Breakfast TV.

  165. Laura Whittle
    06/10/2017 / 10:27 am

    My #firstthing I do is to have a shower before the kids wake up. Wakes me up and gets me ready for the day ahead x

  166. Tom Newman
    06/10/2017 / 10:32 am

    Feed the cats, let them out and try to wake up!

  167. amanda ward
    06/10/2017 / 10:33 am

    first thing i have to do is relieve my bladder! haha.. then its make the kids breakfast and i then get 5 minutes peace while they eat and i can wake up properly!

  168. llnu
    06/10/2017 / 12:23 pm

    #firstthing I do is hug my boyfriend to wake him up :)

  169. Karen Howden
    06/10/2017 / 12:25 pm

    The first thing I do on waking up in the morning is drink my pot of tea supplied by my partner whilst I’m still in bed

  170. Andy Craig
    06/10/2017 / 12:44 pm

    Always, always a cup of tea. My new commute means I have time for one in the house before setting off for work too, and it’s been noticeable how much happier I’ve been feeling since!

  171. tammi nutting
    06/10/2017 / 2:52 pm

    #firstthing i do is go toilet lol then have a coffee on my own no tv on peace and quiet b4 everyone gets up

  172. Susan Trubey
    06/10/2017 / 3:04 pm

    porridge and a cup of tea.

  173. Gwyn Sharps
    06/10/2017 / 3:20 pm

    #firstthing have a cup of tea, return to bed to drink it, think about what I’m grateful for this morning and then do some meditation.

  174. Keith Hunt
    06/10/2017 / 3:26 pm

    #firstthing is do the thing that makes you happy like a coffee or a play fight for me with my trib of basset hounds.

  175. lynn neal
    06/10/2017 / 3:27 pm

    Have a stretch first and walk up and down the room a few times to wake up my body and have breakfast before I do anything else!

  176. Chirag Patel
    06/10/2017 / 3:55 pm

    #firstthing advice is have a strong cup of coffee

  177. Jill Fairbanks
    06/10/2017 / 5:48 pm

    #firstthing advice is to get a cuppa and a shower

  178. laura stewart
    06/10/2017 / 5:54 pm

    #firstthing cup of tea!

  179. irene hodgson
    06/10/2017 / 6:26 pm

    Has to be a cup of tea

  180. Kirsty Woods
    06/10/2017 / 6:29 pm

    #firstthing is coffee, coffee then maybe another coffee

  181. Ali Fanstone
    06/10/2017 / 6:39 pm

    pushing the snooze button twice then a stong coffee and some yummy honey on toast

  182. Natalie Crossan
    06/10/2017 / 8:04 pm

    Make sure everything is clean and tidy and have a good morning coffee

  183. Laura Khomutova
    06/10/2017 / 8:23 pm

    I have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Then I wish all the family “A good morning” with a smile on my face.

  184. Sheena Read
    06/10/2017 / 8:25 pm

    First thing I do is make a cup of tea.

  185. Lauren Henson
    06/10/2017 / 8:27 pm

    #FirstThing Take a deep breath to take in the day and contemplate all the things you have that are positive or a blessing in your life.

  186. Rachel gough
    06/10/2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love the modern look of these, so classy

  187. Amy Lambert
    06/10/2017 / 9:11 pm

    have a cup of tea!

  188. 06/10/2017 / 9:27 pm

    My #Firstthing is a nice cup of tea and hot buttered toast! followed by the bathroom visit and a nice warm shower x x x

  189. Family Makes
    06/10/2017 / 9:28 pm

    My #Firstthing is a cup of tea and a biscuit, then a nice hot shower

  190. Angela W
    06/10/2017 / 9:47 pm

    Breakfast and a cup of tea is my #FirstThing that sets me up for the day

  191. Emma Penko
    06/10/2017 / 10:16 pm

    My #firstthing advice is a big, strong, builders cuppa, and 5 mins to chill and get my head in to the day.

  192. Ben Robb
    06/10/2017 / 10:37 pm

    steaming hot coffee

  193. 06/10/2017 / 10:49 pm

    I make sure uniforms and work wear is all ready the night before and that everyone has everything in their bags they should i get up at 6am on my own and really enjoy that 1st cup of coffee on my own before doing the packed lunches in peace then shout the rest up and while they are getting ready I’m on the breakfast it usually runs really smoothly

  194. Tammy Neal
    06/10/2017 / 11:03 pm

    My #firstthing advice is get everything ready the night before – it makes getting up much easier knowing you don’t have to run around finding things!

  195. Diane Wood
    06/10/2017 / 11:20 pm

    A cup of coffee, walk the dogs then jump in the shower followed by a second coffee, then I’m fully invigorated for the day ahead #firstthing

  196. Gemma Massey
    06/10/2017 / 11:27 pm

    I walk my chug Arthur then have a shower #firstthing to wake me up then a nice cup of tea and piece of toast to fuel me up

  197. Natalie Gillham
    06/10/2017 / 11:31 pm

    I have a lemon tea #firstthing to boost and refresh me!

  198. Sarah Russell
    06/10/2017 / 11:35 pm

    Definitely my cuppa in the morning, its like a scene from Shaun of the dead till that sweet nectar touches my lips! Then its go, go gadget arms and i’m off for the day, usually eating a piece of toast as l walk out the door! x #Firstthing

  199. Beverley Evans
    06/10/2017 / 11:51 pm

    Now that’s what I call a shower

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