I wrote a while back about how I’d managed to book some time out this year, and intended to take it.
Last week was the first of those weeks, and I spent it with friends down on the south coast – which was pretty good, all things considered. I got very lucky with the weather – while it was cold and windy, that’s not unexpected in mid-February. And while we spent a lot of it walking dogs on beaches, I didn’t put a coat on once. (That’s more because I’m an idiot, and pretty warm generally. Everyone else was bundled up like an unwell Michelin man) Considering that this week is all about the snowfall and ‘Siberian weather’, I reckon the timing was pretty fortuitous.
All told, it was a good week (well, five days) away. I still ended up doing some work, because of urgency and being swamped with requests, so it was easier to just get things done while everyone else was asleep, but that was fine, and didn’t take up too much time. It would’ve taken up more headspace if I’d left things unfixed until my return today, which meant it was all a bit of a balancing act, but one I feel worked out pretty well in the end.
And now it’s back to ‘normal’ until May, when the next one comes round. And between now and then I’ve got a sod-load of stuff to do and organise, including making sure everything is in place for the May trip!