Phil ‘it’s all about the fhhhaaamly, innit’ Mitchell is a bit of a stress-bunny. If Peggy’s not completely reasonably entreating him to murder her errant husband then he’s marrying a loony who he then has to throw off a roof, or he’s dicing with comedy debt collectors and working out a plan to cheat Ian Beale out of his hard-earned. Plus, the stress of dealing with son Ben’s ballet addiction is a step too far for this neanderthal man.
In other words, Phil finds it hard to relax and to take that all-important time to nurture his inner aspect (© Goop) – oh and lets not forget the old anger management issue, eh?
So he’s inspiration number one for this year’s Fantasy Gift Guide. Should I be getting Phil in the Queen Vic’s Kris Kindle, then I’d be handing him a festively-wrapped parcel containing some Bach Rescue Remedy (a couple of drops under the tongue when Billy kicks off will see him right) and L’Occitane’s Lavender Shower Gel – the ideal way to kick-start a day of calm and good, non-gangster intentions.
Scented treatment candles in blends like bergamot and lavender will also help Phil promote a sense of wellbeing behind the bar and if things get particularly rage-inducing and he feels a stress-headache coming on, then Origins Peace of Mind is an excellent antidote to murderous impulses.
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