Firstly I wanted to say thank you for your kind and encouraging comments on my last post. Each and every comment was very much appreciated. I am hoping that the issues that were worrying me last week have been resolved.
At times like these, when you feel you really need a break from your everyday life, the idea of getting away from it all, if only for the weekend, can be very appealing. And it's something that we don't usually do. It's a little too cold to take out the camper trailer. But at the last minute we booked a holiday house on the coast and packed the next morning and left.
We stayed in a unit which was part of a hundred year old or so large house. The kitchen overlooked a beautiful harbour. We went for drives. We went to the beach. We ate (proper) pizza out. We ate pasta in. We read and watched movies from the shelves. It was good to spend time together without the usual distractions and jobs to do. We went out for breakfast and bumped into my brother's family (who were in the area for a soccer match) at a local cafe. A happy coincidence. On the way home we stopped for lunch. I met a lovely reader, Liz.
There is always something soothing and contemplative about the ocean.
I'm looking forward to the week. I'm wondering what each new day will bring. Hoping to finish the beanie that I started on the weekend. Looking forward to the coming school holidays. And I'm feeling happy to be back in this space here.