Fresh bedlinen and a clear bedside table.
New books waiting to be collected at the library.
Only a couple of weeks to go before a full week off work.
A reorganised attic with a place for everything.
The local swimming pool reopening and resuming our weekly hour in the water.
A slight reprieve during a long work week.
It’s finally February!
A new Leap card which I registered so at least if I lose it I don’t lose my money.
Enjoying books ordered from the library.
Holiday planning. I really do think it’s one of the best parts.
Now we booked our summer holiday, I’m once again looking forward to the planning which, as I’ve said frequently, is sometimes the best part of any holiday for me. This will be our fourth time going on the same sort of break and now we’re really into our stride.
While I like surprises (like coming home on a brand new ferry!) I also like the comfort of knowing which amazing cafe to stop off at for a healthy lunch and nice coffee before we get onto the ferry, which supermarket to call into on our way to the campsite and getting a text message from the couriers on site the day before letting us know we’re expected.
One of the best things about our holidays has been that we enjoy a taste of them every single week when we open a bottle of wine. We’ve never been disappointed by a bottle and we’ve found some truly delicious wines for bargain prices. It’s nice knowing that as we plan, we’re enjoying the holidays of years gone by.
A weekend spent well catching up with new friends and family. A welcome antidote to the rain that never let up.
Getting a call from my fantastic library that the books I ordered are waiting for me to collect them.
Planning and booking our summer holiday.
Knowing that the work week which lies ahead will be considerably easier than last week.
Making some last minute New Year’s resolutions and knowing I’ll try to keep them.
A lazy weekend. No plans, nowhere to be and a lot of putting up of feet.
The coffee we brought back from France last summer. Every cup reminds me of a lovely holiday.
Making resolutions I know I can stick to.
Looking forward to a week off work in March.
A return to a normal schedule, even if I’m not completely thrilled about my return to the office tomorrow.
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.
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.