My three things are a little late this week because we have just returned from a week-long vacation to the Greek Island of Zakynthos (also known as Zante). I scheduled most of my posts ahead of time but I couldn’t really schedule this one 🙂
Anyway now that I’m back, here are my three thoughts for last week, based on the original idea for three things I read about on Salma’s blog The Write Balance with her “Three Things Thursday”.
I am always busy doing something and find it hard to switch off but that week of enforced relaxation lying for hours in the sun (well, under the shade of a tree/parasol anyway) was great. I really needed it after cramming two weeks work into one before I left!
I find when I do switch off I get so many ideas that I know I should do more relaxing the rest of the time. But then I get back and there’s all the laundry to be done and 3000 emails and all my good intentions disappear. Someone needs to capture that relaxation thing and bottle it.
Spending lots of time together as we did last week (and for the next two) is always a great barometer of how your relationship is going. Hubby has something like 7 weeks off a year from his work (pretty standard in the UK), and I always love it when he is off, though it means I end up having to relax more than is natural for me LOL
Do you relish that extra time together or dread it? If you tend to bicker at Christmas or fall out on a trip, it may be time for a relationship tune up before you take your next break or have a few days off work together.
If you don’t enjoy his company there’s something wrong, though you each need your space. I definitely need mine – it’s nice to be back in my little cubby-hole/office now.
One of the things I love about travel is trying lots of new dishes. We love good food and often cook together (though I must admit he is a better cook than me, and so he tends to take over a bit and I’m happy to relinquish those never ending get-dinner-on-the-table-everyday type duties)
We ate from a Greek style buffet most of last week and it was great not to have to think of what to cook, cook it, shop for it or wash up after it. We always come back from vacation with new ideas for recipes to try and new flavors to incorporate in our cooking. Guess who will be looking for a Greek cookbook on her Kindle? Just checked. I have 9!
Over to you: How has your week been? Do you have a vacation planned? Please share in the comments below.