Um, hi summer! Where did you come from?! I certainly wasn't expecting this weekend's mini-heatwave, but I'm really rather glad it appeared. Particularly as I had a three-day weekend- I was given Friday as time off in lieu from my slightly crazy week in North Wales last week- I've spent almost the entire weekend in the sun, and my limbs are gaining some colour as a result (and I'm certainly not unhappy about that).
I'm feeling like a bit of a part-timer at the moment, though. Most weeks, I seem to be either out of the office, having a day off in lieu, having a bank holiday, or a day of annual leave somewhere in the week. This week is no different- I have TOIL (again!) and I'm using it to the best of my ability- with a day trip to London. Wonderful stuff!
It's a busy life at the moment- this weekend was laid back and relaxing and exactly what I needed. Ready and raring for another week where I'll spend four days in Cardiff, one (and a night) in London, and two in Devon.
Anyway. This week, happiness is...
... napping. I had TWO naps on Saturday! It felt so luxurious- one on a blanket in the sunshine in the park, the other on my bed. Neither was more than ten minutes long, both were to while away some time while J revised. I can't remember the last time I napped other than that!
... raspberry gin mojito hybrids. On Saturday night, several glasses of wine down, we decided to make cocktails and came up with this delicious concoction. Muddle a few mint leaves, a few raspberries, half a dessert spoonful of caster sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice in a glass. Add ice and an egg-cupful (and a half) of gin, top of with tonic, and stir. Delicious. And faintly lethal after several glasses of wine...
... exploring. J and I went on a little explore yesterday (more info on where we went to follow this week!), and it was so nice to have a little potter around unfamiliar places. Isn't it great to discover beautiful places that are essentially right on your doorstep?!
... when first class is only £1 more than standard class. Yep, that's right- I'll be travelling to London first class on Wednesday evening- when it's only £1 more though, it really would be rude not to...
What's making you happy this week?