This weekend we took some time off to spend with some of Gareth's family in a holiday park in Torquay. Spending quality time off together is rare, but when the sun is shining and we've got the English Riveria almost on our doorstep, it seems criminal to not make the most of it.
We leisurely walked around Torquay, Paignton and Brixham harbours, finding gluten free cream teas and whale sized fish and chips to scoff out of paper on e pier. In the evenings, we played slightly tipsy games of crazy golf and Gareth taught me a couple of card games. The long and the short of it is, especially as I'm recovering from wisdom teeth removable, we did sweet FA and it felt amazing.
Often we take what's on our doorstep for granted, instead preferring to fly out of the country to discover wild adventures and must see sites. Sometimes I get scared that if I don't fill my days with challenging, meaningful tasks I'll wake up and wonder if I've wasted my life. But lying on the grass on Saturday afternoon, with the sun on my face and a cold bottle of Brothers cider in my hand, we really could've been anywhere, but wouldn't choose another place in the world. Taking time to enjoy the mundanities of life is a rare but real treat.
Have you embarked on a recent staycation?