Friday, 27 June 2008

hurrah for summer vacation

I'm officially on "annual leave" now for the next two weeks and two days. Hurrah.

I'm not planning on going anywhere in particular, certainly not anywhere away, as funds and dog-care do not allow, but I am not feeling bad about this one bit - quite the opposite. We live in such a beautiful part of the Kentish countryside, and I feel like I only see it from the train window on the way into London. It will be perfect to spend two weeks here, cycling, walking the dog, hanging out, reading the papers in assorted beer gardens, getting some summer fruit wine going, starting the Rumpot (more on that one later!) - my list is long. I want to try making soap, do a bit of painting again, and fix the dining room table and that leaky tap that is driving me nuts in the bathroom. It really is the little stuff, you know?

I feel a bit odd at being away from work for so long. I've been deeply involved in my projects (one major one that has recently ended) - I can't quite believe they can still live without me! The projects, that is - not the people. I know the people will be just fine. I've put messages on my work phone and my mobile, and switched it off. I've put on my out of office and left my laptop at work. I've even left my blackberry at work. I'm not sure how I became the sort of person who would ever even write a sentence like that last one.

The most important thing I want to do is think, and that needs space and time.

I'll keep you posted.


Geosomin said...

Ah...sounds nice.
Relax and have a great time. You are so right to leave work at work and just relax. I got mellow just reading what you'd be up to...
What's this about rum? Do tell. I likes me my rum...

I'm up on a week off too and I plan do a lot of painting. I've been insanely busy as of late as saying I'll be gone is the secret word for "give here lots to do quick before she's gone!". It's been a crazy week, but after today it's a week of painting...which I generally like to do so I can't wait. If only I'd timed the beer to be ready sooner...and I had some spare $$ I'd fly over and bring you a bottle or two.