Tomorrow I go on vacation near the water for three days. Alone. All by myself. I am so nervous and excited at the same time. I’ve not really done this before, and whilst it might not be a long time, it will be much needed time for me to heal and to re-evaluate what I’m doing and where I want to be going. Being sick in the middle of the year has taken it’s toll and I’ve finally realised I need to take stock, put my feet in ocean and ground myself. Literally. I have my Kindle full of books, an ipod full of music and nothing but the ocean to look at.
I will shop at the Farmers Market, eat fresh fish that have been caught the same day, find a yoga class, get a facial or massage and realise how very lucky I am to have this opportunity to reflect.
I found this post just now about the ‘Recipe for a great day’ and couldn’t agree more – let’s see how many I can tick off – but only if I want to.
- Smile at a stranger
- Wear a really silky dress
- Listen to your favorite three songs on repeat
- Gulp down your favorite drink
- Don’t consider buying a single thing, just go out into the world with total control and complete contentedness – you have everything you could ever need
- Take photos
- Write a letter to someone you miss
- Talk with someone you miss
- Ride a bike and only think about the wind on your face
- Breathe deep
Found here – fab blog – well worth a look. Pictures thanks to Aubrey Road, another blog well worth checking out.
This week has been moving along slowly. I’ve had a couple of falls off the wagon, but promptly picked myself back up and got on the diet train. I’m trying so hard not to throw it in and realise that this is a life decision, not a sometimes when I feel like it decision. That’s a hard thing to do. It’s not that I’m eating sausage rolls and chips. I’m all out healthy as you can see from my lunch today – just a little too much of healthy.
Work has been busy and I like it that way. I am officially hopeless without deadlines looming. I’ve always been this way and have learnt to accept that I’m like a rudderless boat without clients wanting their work NOW.
I am enjoying my poached egg blog a lot and seem to be getting some great feedback. I also like how it falls into my eating plan (apart from the toast but I forego my rice cakes that day so it all equals out). It’s a nice treat for the start of the day. What I’m amazed about is that most people have an opinion on how they like their poached eggs cooked and what constitutes good vs. bad. Here’s a link to my rating system and would love to know what you think.
So anyhow that’s been my week. I thought I would leave you with some goodness I’ve found around the interwebs to enjoy.
This food photography
This online shop
The boys and I are off to Albany as it’s a long weekend. A lot of beach walking and swimming for me.
My week on Instagram above. There are so many beautiful things to see and buy, so I thought I might share some with you.
This stylish yes practical bag
These photos and quotes
The delicacy of dinner plate
The prettiness of this bed linen
The simplicity of this bed
This beautiful bouquet
Happy Sunday. I’ll be back later with a report on this week (it didn’t go so well)