We made the most of the weather yesterday and set off for a good, brisk, walk across the fields with the dog. We were out nearly three hours and saw just two other people, each with their dog. (Until we walked past the village pub and every single table outside was occupied. Spring is a-coming!)
|I wanted to take a photo of the garden which is behind the pub on the right of this photo, |
but there were too many people! It felt intrusive.
I love watching our dog so happy to be free, sniffing in the fields. Seeing her great big smile and the little bunny hops she does through the grass make me feel all squishy inside. As we walked, Drew and I chatted about nothing in particular (and squabbled good-naturedly about the right path to take through the fields). Perfect quality time together.
As soon as we got home we plonked ourselves on the swing seat in the garden - first time this year! I took off my socks and boots and wiggled my toes in the fresh air. That first cup of coffee and a sit down is such bliss when you come back from a good walk.
We spent the rest of the day reading - I have found it difficult to concentrate on anything lately so was thrilled to download a book on my Kindle yesterday that really absorbed me. I started it at 3pm and didn't put it down until I finished (at 1am). It was just chick lit, nothing high-brow, but it had a bit more substance than the usual girl-meets-boy novel. It is called Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes if you fancy reading it. I particularly liked the ending; it could have disappointed but I was happy with the way it all wound up. I've now downloaded a couple more of Jo Jo's books. Think that I've found a new author to read - love that.
I know that I need to show you my little envelopes (little bit worried I may have built it up a bit too much - prepare for an anti-climax) but I am going to finish up by asking for some advice. I haven't been sleeping properly for the last few weeks. I don't think I'm worried about anything, I just have a lot on my mind - mostly just things I need to do. What is your top tip for a good night's sleep? A bottle of wine usually knocks me out but I can't have a hangover at work! ;-)
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
PS - our forthcoming holiday is a little trip to Center Parcs. BEYOND excited. Have never been before but am looking forward to lots of fresh air and naps. The best thing, by far, is the fact that my niece will be there too so I get a whole week with my favourite little girl! Will love being Auntie Nicki and Uncle Drew (pronounced, by her, as Ju) for the week. She loves messing around with my crafty stuff so I'm off to Hobbycraft at the weekend to buy a big stash of coloured papers, glitter and paints to take with me for any rainy afternoons indoors. Can't. Wait.