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I had an intense week before Easter. I knew it was coming and I wasn’t looking forward to it. But I got through it and I knew that at the other end would be a reward. A family holiday to the beach.
It was the most relaxed and at peace I have felt in longer than I want to think about.
I sat on the balcony in the sun and read books.
I went for a drive just to see what was there and stopped when the world looked interesting.
I floated in the ocean and listened to the sound of the waves.
I had fresh seafood overlooking the beach.
I walked and walked (see, bitch does walk).
I went to the movies. I lay on the bed and watched a movie on my computer.
I shopped in places different to home.
I sat with family and watched them do the same things they’ve been doing all my life.
I watched my daughter do the same things I did as a kid with my family.
I had Mexican and a margarita (yes, only one).
I ate Rocky Road ice cream while sitting on the jetty at night.
And of course I chocolated (it was Easter…).
Before leaving on my holiday, I spent a day with friends. Just hanging out, catching up, eating, drinking, laughing, talking. I am so lucky to have such wonderful, honest, open, real people in my life.
I was talking to a friend today over coffee about how I need to put some of this stuff, these holiday things, into my everyday life. It doesn’t have to be much, I don’t think. A special treat for no reason. A day trip somewhere different. Going out of my way to do something out of the ordinary.
A moment of appreciation amongst the mundane day to day of life for the things that matter.
This Easter, I have lived this blog’s motto.
Fun. Family. Good friends.
The Bug and I went for a drive this morning, to drop some things off at the tip (decluttering) and to pick up some eggs. We drove past our little local store and there were no parking spaces. On an impulse I said to the Bug, wanna go for a drive? Yes! was her answer so off we went.
We visited another little town about half an hours drive away. We enjoyed the drive, talked and played games, and wandered around some new little crafty and antique shops. The Bug had a great time, ‘bought’ (meaning Mummy bought) a cradle for her favourite stuffed toy Lion, bought (meaning Mummy gave her money and she paid herself) a piece of chocolate as a treat, and loved going for the walk in a new place. We drove home playing a guessing game that had the Bug in stitches.
We took two hours instead of 15 minutes. We spent more money than we intended and bought more than eggs. But we had a great time!
Even a trip to the shop can be an adventure if you get outside your comfort zone. It doesn’t always have to be a drama or just another thing to do in the day. Enjoy your weekend my friends 🙂