For my birthday a couple of years ago I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites.
O it seems I can only be good at one thing at a time. I can be good at We have had a glorious long weekend on the Norfolk Broads in a fabulous boat. It was a well earned break and pretty much all my highlights have been from those few days!
Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:
- A chilled out morning at home before heading off on holiday. The biggest benefit of only traveling 40 minutes from home is that we don’t have to leave at some ungodly hour in the morning and attempt a 6 hour drive/flight with an over excited child. The down side is the over excited child would have happily left 6 hours early as he was so eager to get going!
- Mooring up for our first night and heading to the pub for dinner. The holiday was well and truly underway. It took a while for us to persuade L to take his life jacket off, he didn’t care we were on dry land in a pub, he just liked his boat jacket and wanted to be called captain.
- A morning walk around Ranworth. We went along the boardwalk at the nature reserve and were able to tick quite a lot off from L’s i-Spy Nature book. It’s one of my favourite places on the broads so it was lovely to enjoy a calm and peaceful morning walk.
- A gorgeous walk around How Hill. I hadn’t been since I was in school. Luckily a lot of it was open to the public, the gardens close when they have schools staying, so we got to explore a lot and it made a great stop off. So much so we popped back the next day.
- Being joined on the boat by some of my friends, we drank gin, chatted and had a really chilled out day on the water. I love that sometimes I get to share the good things that blogging has bought me with other people. It was so much fun to have them onboard.
- Watching my friends play with L and listen to his crazy ramblings. I love how much they love him. It makes me so happy to have people like them in both mine and his lives.
- Enjoying our last few hours on the boat and listening to L chat about how much he had loved it and how sad he was to be leaving. He wanted us to put the boat on the roof of the car and take it home.
- Grabbing a McDonald’s breakfast and heading home to the cat. I loved out time away but it is always good to be home. Plus, the fact we had only travelled 40 minutes from home meant there was no boring drive home to contend with.
- L got accepted into our first choice school, to be fair, I wasn’t worried about that aspect at all. What I was worried about was that I hadn’t completed the application correctly or had forgotten to do something and this was only compounded further by the shockingly bad design of the website that didn’t update in the morning when they said it would but a lot later in the day. Thankfully I had done everything correctly and the child will be educated locally.
- Waking up to find L had suck into our bed during the night, I had loved sharing a room with him on the boat and cuddling with him all night long. Apparently he had too, so he thought he’d continue it.
I’m really glad I write down a few positives from each day and then go back through them each week. It helps keep me focused, calm and therefore happy. It is also a great way to keep a note of the things we’ve done.
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