Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Weekend Scrapbook: Home






I had last week off to use up some of my annual leave and decided to go home-home. There is nothing better than your mum's cooking and dad's wine. As I live by the beach I always look forward to walking along the seafront, but the weather always has other ideas, this week was no exception and it rained almost the whole time.

As Christmas is fast approaching (and I'm beyond excited) I started on the Christmas cake. This is the second year I've had this responsibility - I'm glad to be invited to do it again, my last one must have been ok! I personally don't like Christmas cake or any type of fruit cake so I'll not taste the fruits of my labour. Literally.

At home I ate pancakes for breakfast every day, drank too much wine and watched a lot of films. It was nice to be in my real bed despite the fact my mum has put blinds in my room which let all the light in as soon as the sun comes up. I even busted out some exercise on my dad's rowing machine which was so fancy I was scared to break it.

I've obviously not kept with my 3 posts a week, I was using the time at home to gain perspective on my London life. There have been times when I've gone home in the past and be so overcome by anxiety about work and London that I can't enjoy the time I have there. I've begun to slot time in my day to reflect on those moments that made me truly happy, to focus on these allows me to de-stress and remember what is really important.

Do you have any relaxation rituals? I'm enjoying discovering those that work for me.

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  1. I wish it was ok to have pancakes everyday forever. They look very tasty.
    I do the same when I go to my mums, i think its the train journey up that makes me feel all reflective and then I often panic and think 'WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING?! LONDON IS EXPENSIVE AND RUINING ME' but then I come back and forget about that and carry on. Funny really...I probably should have more wrinkles then I do. I need some relaxation tips! x

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    1. I'm totally with you, I think I actually changed a bit when I hit Clapham Junction and felt myself settle back into London almost! x

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  2. Ahhh your Christmas cake looks soo yummy!

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  3. I wish I had pancakes every morning!

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  4. Oh my, pancakes every morning sounds like a dream!!
    My relaxation rituals are always based around checking in with what my body and mind needs... rest, a bath, better eating habits, moving my body more, time alone, time with my family etc etc!

    Sounds like a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Argh you are so organised in being relaxed! I think I need to start doing that, and listening to myself and not others. I'm forever saying yes to everything without thinking xx

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  5. I need to slot similar time into my day too really! Any other tips that work for you? Pancakes for breakfast every day sounds very good indeed! xx

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    1. Lots! Maybe I'll do a post on it or at least email you m'dear! xx

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  6. I'm always entrusted with (/forced into) making the Christmas cake too- I seem to have done it every year for the last five, and have never tasted it because I don't like fruit cake either! Last year I got my quantities wrong and we ended up with two. Oops. I'm jealous of your pancakes! xx

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  7. I love those little huts, they look adorable! Pancakes for breakfast every day sounds like my dream, you can't beat a bit of Nutella! I made the Christmas cake with my mum last week as well! We do it every year together and use a good old Delia recipe. I'm not 100% keen on fruit cake! especially ones with peel and orange in, but it always tastes pretty good, so fingers crossed for this year!

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