Tiny Sparks of Joy

Catching up on all the post holiday jobs and still having time to relax.

A fully stocked winedrobe, with bottles from three years’ worth of holidays to enjoy.

Our bed. Our bed. Our bed.

Catching up with friends and not waking up exhausted because I was sensible (for once).

Planning for the future, in big and small ways.

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Tiny Sparks of Joy

Home Sweet Home

We had a great holiday, apart from the bed situation. We had to sleep on a small uncomfortable mattress for 16 nights. By the end of our time in France, we were both looking forward to our beds on the ferry which are surprisingly comfortable. When we got home and slept well on our very comfortable memory foam mattress I was never so grateful for a good night’s sleep. I have growing to appreciate these types of things more and more. I guess I don’t need that much at all.

Home Sweet Home

Planning a Zero Waste Holiday

We’re off to France soon. I was at home today so able to get a lot of preparations done. First on my list was going through our perishable food and using as much of it as possible, so we have dinners and lunches for the next week all sorted. We’ll bring whatever’s left with us, either to eat on the ferry (given that the food on board hasn’t really been worth the money we’ve paid for it) or during our holiday.

Last year, I realised for the money we spent on hot drinks on the ferry we could have bought a kettle and made our own, much nicer, tea and coffee in our cabin. Today I bought the smallest ‘proper’ kettle I could find, having researched travel kettles and rejected them on the grounds of cost and being far too small. We’ll bring cups with us and bypass the disposable cups I still feel guilty about using last year.

I’m bringing cloth wipes and tea towels with us, as I ended up using far too many paper towels last year. You live, you learn. Ditto bringing our own containers for the supermarket, and we hope to hit the local markets for plastic wrapping free produce.

I need this holiday very badly. Planning is all part of the fun.

Planning a Zero Waste Holiday