After a few quite home-focused weekends recently, we had decided that this weekend just gone, if the weather was good we'd get away camping for the weekend, to our usual favourite campsite in Rhosneigr. However, even at 2pm in work on Saturday we were still undecided about what to 'do' over the weekend... then after the final busy slog, and the forecast not exactly perking up entirely we decided getting home to dig out our tent and get to the coast probably wasn't looking likely.
I was disappointed I'll be honest.
I felt likely I desperately needed a change of scene.
I almost convinced myself that camping in a soggy tent was an attractive idea. And whilst I've done my share of that, I don't pay a mortgage and have a nice home now not to allow myself to be a fairweather camper only.
So we didn't go anywhere...
Instead I've had a lovely SIMPLE weekend at home.
We cosied up on Saturday night, channeling all the January vibes, which in mid June feels utterly ridiculous. We've got this big beautiful garden and BBQ area taunting us from behind a veil of rain showers, so instead we've given in and just holed up on our new sofa.
Sunday was blissfully relaxing; breakfasting out in Knutsford at a cafe we really love there, followed by an afternoon with my friend, her husband and their gorgeous *almost* 3 year old. I still can't believe I have a close friend, who I went through uni with, with a small person.
Monday (that's our Sunday by the way as I work Saturdays I take Monday off), we continued some lovely staycation vibes by going out for coffee and breakfast again to start our day! It's a lovely treat having breakfast out, slowly enjoying it, probably because I watch people do it in a nice relaxed style every working day!
Monday afternoon was a little more errand led as I had my second local physio appointment for my wrist problems, followed more terrifyingly by my first PT session with Hayley. (Hayley is an amazing PT who Gemma knows well. She's ran the ultra marathon over the Sahara desert... and she is so super fit that it's almost intimidating to me as a mere mortal who can't run a minute or do a proper situp!)
Anyway, my wrist issue, is an ongoing problem, of a very specific tendonopathy, that big time came to a head last year - it's an occupational hazard of using my weak wrists all day long on a coffee machine, and now that I've been properly diagnosed and I'm being looked after by a physio I have a clear direction as to how to help me fix it *hopefully*! And as well as some physio style exercises, I also need to make my body stronger, but without doing any weights etc as I can't damage my wrists anymore than they already get each day working... hence the PT session to help me work out how to make that shit happen!
So that's my very simple weekend in a nutshell...
It's Tuesday morning, I'm about to hit publish on this very rambly weekend journal, and gear myself up for a straight 12 day working stint - as this weekend coming up it's the Middlewich FAB Fest, and the only Sunday a year we open!
Wish me luck!