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.