Tea for Two
How quickly does 2 weeks fly by!? It only seems like it was only 5 minutes ago I was telling you all that I was disappearing off – and now it’s back to work, back to the good old 6am alarm, and back to the 7am traffic! Lucky the latter has behaved itself for the past 2 days, but there is a local ‘ride your bike to work’ day tomorrow – so I’ll brace myself for that. I’m all for people living their best healthy lives, but I have a feeling I’ll find the ‘Tour De Wantage’ slightly testing at 7 o’clock in the morning. While Oxford city centre might be well equipped for cyclists, the surrounding villages haven’t quite caught up yet.
Rich and I had a brilliant time off – it wasn’t rammed full of things to do, it wasn’t overly exotic, and the sunshine wasn’t overly kind…but it was full of ‘us time’, lots of naughty food, and a little bit of Devonshire seaside – absolute bliss.
During our time in Devon we did the classic touristy things, which I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing when I’m down there, no matter how many times I go. There’s just something a bit special about losing money in the arcades, finding crabs in rock pools and getting stuck into a proper cream tea. We spent a small fortune on the 2p machines, who decided they were not playing ball for us (probably something to do with us being the first ones in the arcade…)! We walked for miles on some of the most beautiful beaches Devon has to offer. At one point, we went full British, and decided that in spite of the cold, we were going to have a paddle. So, there we were – jeans up to the calf, milky white winter skin on show, thick coats on, and two pairs of feet frozen solid in water that definitely felt a couple of degrees below zero. We wandered along the sea front, with people looking at us like we’d totally lost the plot. Which we had a bit…
Rich wasn’t totally sold on the whole ‘babymoon’ concept, but I think after taking some time out for ourselves, he’s a bit more of a convert. I think regardless of your situation, sometimes it’s good to just cut out the rest of the world for a while. Give yourself a chance to recharge the old batteries, and get away from the routine of life. The time away gave me a chance to think about all the things I need to do before my version of normal turns upside down. It started off being thoughts of silly things like, ‘oh, I can finally have my nails painted…’ (dental nurse problems…honestly)! My brain then switched to more important things, like organising our house ready for a baby, packing my hospital bag, booking in my dental check-up and hygienist appointment while I’m still working! I’m still waiting for nesting mode to kick in so I’ll feel a real urgent need to organise myself…but as yet, I’m still waiting – and none of the above has actually happened…but I’ve put some thought to it at least!
I hope you all have a lovely rest of the week! If you’ve not got that time off booked just to have a bit of you, or ‘us time’ – get looking into it – you deserve it!
Love, Amy xGo Back