Monday, 23 February 2015

Taking a pause

It is rare for us to have a weekend with no plans what with weddings to attend, hen dos to arrange family and friends across the country to see, Christmas, birthdays etc etc. I love doing these things but every now and then it is nice to take a pause to appreciate Cardiff and relax at home. 

Books to read ready for our Paris holiday
The last three weekends Hywel and I have been able to chill out, wander around Cardiff, eat, read, devour Netflix, go to the market, go to yoga, spend time with each other and get little house jobs done and it has been wonderful.
Beautiful tulips

I also sometime feel like a little pause in life is a good idea. I am currently in a job which has its busier periods in summer over the exam session so it is a little quiet at the moment giving me time to focus on other things such as improving my Spanish and French skills (come April- June I wont have time to think so don't feel too jealous!). This is different to my previous job where I was traveling a lot and not necessarily able to spend as much time with friends and family as much as I would have liked. Maybe one day I will take a job that involves me flying off to various exotic places but for now I am happy taking a pause. 

Namaste y'all


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

5 things

Reading other blogs I have learnt that a common blogging feature seems to be "5 things" so, while never one for trying to fit in with the "cool girls",  in the spirit of playing along here are some 5 things of my own.

5 things I liked about the past week:
  • Walking along the Cardiff Bay barrage to Penarth and having a lovely lunch at Washington tea rooms with Hywel.   
  • Going to Bath for the day with my mum and discovering Mac makeup
  • Babysitting my super beautiful 18 month old godson and us both surviving
  • Meeting old friends (Ellen I'm looking at you here) and picking up where we left off
  • Learning that Hywel will be joining me at End of the Road festival (have you seen the line up? It is fantastic.) Along with Green Man, it is shaping up to be a good festival year.
Green Man seems a long way away

5 things I am looking forward to in the coming week:
  • Going to Chapter for drinks and food tomorrow night. Sweet potato fries! 
  • Going to see the Wave Pictures at the moon club on Thursday. Saw them there a while back and they are just so so good
  • Watching the most recent Walking Dead and Broadchurch episodes.
  • Gettin' my yoga on
  • Reading and re- reading my Paris books if they ever arrive, ahead of our trip in less the 4 weeks, parfait. I have been practicing my French on Duolingo by the way. It's jolly good
How I imagine myself looking in Paris

That's some good reflecting right there.