Planning: Nothing makes me happier than getting something exciting into the diary! Jonathan and I have booked to see A Midsummers Night Dream in September which we are really excited about. Both Sheridan Smith and David Walliams are in it, and I know it's going to be a fabulous version of a classic Shakespeare play. I'm a bit of a Shakespeare lover but was impressed when Jonathan did his research and found this before I did! Gold star to him! We celebrated buying the tickets that evening by watching Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet. Leo Di Caprio get into my life.
Decorating: We're in the middle of deciding what colour to paint the bedroom. At the moment it's a yellowish shade which I don't find very relaxing. I've had this before with yellow, and had to paint over it as soon as I could. Does anyone else find that some colours do the opposite from relaxing them? I think it's really important to feel comfortable in your bedroom as sleep is so needed after a long days work. It's your little sanctuary. Right now, we're thinking on a grey colour like in this bedroom.
Walking: Since moving, we have been exploring all the different routes and walks to take Max on. There's beautiful rivers around, and finding new towpaths and watching narrowboats go through locks is just serene. At the moment, I'm walking around 5 miles a day which is lovely. I'm particularly enjoying my morning walks - when you set your alarm for 6am, it never seems inviting, but once I'm outside walking Max in the morning sunshine, it really is quite lovely. (Lets hope I still think the same when it's darker and rainy!)
Working: This one sounds ridiculous but I love my job. Taking that plunge and moving to do something absolutely worlds apart from my last job was terrifying, but 100% the right choice. I love the people, the environment, and the way the job ties in well with my life. For the first time in years, I feel truly happy.
Relaxing: Following on from the previous point, for the first time in 2 years, I actually HAVE time to relax! I'm able to leave work AT work. I come home, walk Max for an hour, cook nice food, read, catch up with blogs, I can go shopping, I can visit family and friends etc - that just couldn't happen before, and now it's possible, I feel I can truly enjoy relaxing and make the most of my ME time.