It has been a manic month with work, getting ready for holiday and then being away – not that I am complaining about the holiday! Complaining about going back to work yes, complaining about the holiday no! But here I am back in my routine and reflecting on the three things that have been on my mind this week. If you blog you can also join in with three things by checking out Salma’s blog over at The Write Balance or her fellow bloggers blogs Pink Chai Living and Love, Laugh, Mirch.
1. Holidays (vacations) and travel planning:
My husband and I were both super ready for a holiday and some sun, so spending a week chilling out on the beach in Spain was exactly what we needed. The holiday also gave us the time to reflect on where we fancy spending future holidays so we got our wish lists together and picked somewhere! As I mentioned in my “travel wish list” post I thought it was only fair that my husband’s travel wish list should take precedent as he has done less travelling. Next year we are going back to Disney (where we spent our honeymoon) to celebrate my 30th birthday; I wasn’t looking forward to this birthday so thought where would I most like to be and Disney was most definitely the answer, so with the promise of some pixie dust, just like magic, I am now looking forward to this birthday! However, we also decided on our 2017 holiday and it is…. Japan! We are also hoping to tie it in with a trip to Hong Kong to catch the Hong Kong Rugby 7s, this also ties in with the ski season in Japan and Tokyo is home to reportedly the best Disney park in the world, Tokyo DisneySea so it looks like we will be able to tie all our biggest passions into one trip: rugby, skiing, travel and Disney – amazing. Good call husband! Better start saving! Do you have any holidays or adventures planned? Let me know in the comments!
2. Getting back into a routine
I recently blogged about how I have been training myself to become more of a morning person, well when the alarm went off at 6am on Monday I REALLY had to try hard to take my own advice. The thought of getting out of bed to drive to a 7am metafit class was almost too much to bear but I did it – just! If any of you are metafitters then when I say it was the new Metafit “Bad Boy” workout you will know my efforts were not rewarded, what a tough workout!! The long lies on holiday have definitely taken their toll on my routine, as I said in my post having super long lies definitely makes getting up earlier again so hard – I know those of you with small children have absolutely no sympathy for this so I will stop now!
I love reading but I just don’t get the time to do it as much as I want to so being on holiday was a great opportunity to catch up. I will definitely do a round up of all the books I have managed to read recently soon as I have such a good variety to share with you. However in case you are taking your own holiday soon my top recommendation would be Donna Tart’s book “The Secret History”, so well written and a great story, I just lent it to my sister-in-law.
I have started to try to carve out more time to read so have been taking my current book to work to read at lunch time and have been reading when I get home from work rather than switching on the TV and vegging with repeats of HIMYM and The Big Bang Theory. If you have your own book recommendations or tips for fitting in reading time then let me know in the comments section below!
Image credit: Book image courtesy of Kate Ter Haar on Flickr under Creative Commons.