Monday, 3 November 2014
First was a day with my best friend. We hadn't really got any plans until the night before when we decided we might peruse the charity shops in nearby Bury St. Edmunds and have a picnic in the Abbey Gardens. This sounded like a beautiful plan. As you know, plans change though. The next morning she found out her Uni placement had fallen through and we ended up spending the morning on the phone trying to sort it out. We got it all sorted, but it was nice to be there for those crazy moments to help out. We then went out for the cheapest yummiest jacket potato ever at only 3 pounds 50! It was heaped with tuna mayo and came with a generous salad. Eating it outside whilst people watching made it even better.
For the next 2 days I relaxed! This sounds like an ordinary sentence, but for me this is a milestone. I'm always doing something and to just spend a few days watching TV, listening to music and eating is quite a revelation. I am guilty of wanting to be busy all of the time which has resulted in me not having time off since Easter. It was beginning to get to me and I never felt at my best. As I work with children I started to pick up any and every bug that was going around.
Then Thursday night I wrote a list. It was of all those little jobs that you never get around to but kind of wish you had time for. I then scheduled into my Friday and believe it or not I got them done. Which left a little time for a lovely wander with my dog Ben. I couldn't believe how warm it was and I feel like this might be the last bare legged day of the year. I still haven't quite got over all the beautiful colours so I came back with a bag overflowing with fallen leaves. Hopefully inspiring me to do a little something creative with them this week.
So now it's Monday morning and back to routine. I'm so glad I was able to have this time to rest and get myself ready for the next bash at life! Anyone had slightly more exciting holidays than me or just taken time to rest and recuperate.