I've now officially finished for the Christmas holidays. However, a combination of the intensive pace of the term and an ever present sense of guilt floating about my person that I should really be studying Greek is making it hard to unwind. I know I really need some time off for my brain to recover but sitting and willing it to stop whirring isn't doing the trick. So I thought what better way to focus my attention on some serious relaxing and recuperation but to get it down in writing. Faithful blog readers, be my witness! I will slow down this Christmas!
And so here are my top ten activities I will do this holiday to break the pace and feel the peace, man!
- Lose track of time in a coffee shopI haven't done this for months. Every moment is accounted for. Even a half an hour slot is seriously valuable so I haven't been able to sit and let time float by without worrying.
- Get my vintage onA morning browsing the charity shops (there is a serious set of amazing ones just down the road from me now. It's brill!) is just what I've been craving.
- BakeThe Christmas cake is done but there are plenty more on the must bake list. Next up, orange and cranberry breakfast muffins. Yum.
- Sew somethingIs there anything as restorative as an afternoon behind the sewing machine? There are a pile of gorgeous fabrics waiting to be transformed. I'm thinking a patchwork embroidered cushion might be in the offing.
- Devote myself to a box setThis Christmas it is The Vampire Diaries. Yes I am a teenager very poorly disguised in a twenty something body!
- Wander round the shopsIt's Christmas shopping season, need I any more excuse than that?
- Tis the season to be glitteryNail painting, long baths, a hair cut has been long needed. Bliss.
- Friends and FamilyStaying up late chatting, lunch dates, feet up and eating a lot of cake. I can't wait to see them all!
- Read a good bookDoes this need saying – NON THEOLOGICAL!!
- Go out for dinner to a place that requires me to wear my new bright yellow heelsYes, this one is rather specific. But these poor beauties haven't seen the light of day yet and it is a tragedy!