Yikes, where did the last 3 weeks go? It doesn’t feel like that long since I’ve blogged, but whattayaknow, it is.
It’s been pretty cruisy around here lately. Since Brigadoon ended and March began, life has been pretty low-key. I’ve spent a lot of time just chilling at home or with Dave, and it’s been kinda lovely. Reading, TV, cross-stitching… I just finished a weekend where apart from a trip to Tesco, I didn’t leave the house. And I kinda loved it. (Totally loved it).
I throw myself into projects so hard, that when they’re over, I take this recuperation time pretty seriously. Unfortunately, I also threw my back out last week, and while it’s way better, I’m getting twinges from it today. Behave, back! It’s like it knew I’m almost 30. Sad.
We’re heading home to NZ in a few weeks (!) so I’m trying to be money-conscious and stay home like a Nana. And despite all of my previous plans, I’ve failed on being any sort of exercise bunny in the lead up to it. I shouldn’t really worry that much, as it’ll only be family and close friends anyway, but I wish I looked my best. Ah well. I’ll get there. My attempt to return to the gym last week was thwarted by my back issues, but I might still go along tonight and try and at least get some sort of fitness back.
It’s going to be really nice to see everyone and sort wedding stuff and just have some time off. We’ve both used a good chunk of leave on this trip, so we’re planning on really enjoying it! I’m also, as previously said, turning 30, and my Dad is turning 60, and there’ll be much cause for celebration. Dave hasn’t been back to NZ in over 3 years, so it’ll be really good for him to see people, too. Let’s hope my new passport gets delivered on time. I’m such a dick, ordering it so close to time, but my other one has a tear in it…
I also was freaking delighted to spend an overnight in London last week for a course, and despite my usual “ugh work trip to London” experience, I actually ended up having a really nice lunch at the airport, travelled to Victoria once I arrived in London, was given a free ticket to Wicked at the Apollo, had an amazing time at the show, got GBK on my way to my hotel, got up early and had a great day at an interesting conference (where I met some really nice people!) and then had a steak, cocktail and dessert before flying home. It was the nicest work trip ever, and I felt like I had a mini London vacay. Swell.
I hope everything is going well for you all – I’ll post a few more times this week if I can, as I’ve got some good drafts sitting there to finish off.