It felt like the Easter weekend went on and on, and on. How rare is that feeling? We did our final house unpack on Friday and Saturday in the sunshine: sorting out all of the boxes of things on the drive that were being held in the garage, which then allowed us to sort through and arrange the canoes, the 9 bikes, the wetsuits, the 5 tents and camping gear, the gardening paraphernalia.....etc.
I found some bits that really made me smile including a list 'about me' I wrote when I was 10, where I professed to want to work with acids (!) I didn't know a single person who had gone to University - it came purely from the Sweet Valley High books I was reading at that time.
We also dug out a load of other things that were good to finally bring indoors - like our original NASA moon maps, charts and data from Gemini. Much loved acquisitions.
We then had a lovely bike ride (though I got The Knock for the first time in years) and went out for dinner in the evening (Chinese from an actual restaurant not a takeaway) - isn't it great to really talk together! Oh, and I squeezed in an hour to print stock for Blue Eggs and Tea. I've never held stock - printing or making everything on demand as we go along, so this was a real landmark moment for the taking back of my time for things like drawing.
Early Sunday morning we set off for the second half of the weekend over in Norfolk visiting family. We walked the dog, I practiced my photography shooting in RAW, I fulfilled another ambition of sitting on a hay bale (!) and we generally ate food and chatted, before heading home via the north Norfolk coast and a quick walk at Hunstanton.
We got back after the shops had shut and didn't have anything in the house to eat - freezer or otherwise, so we ate easter eggs for dinner and passed out shortly after 10. Bliss.
I really do love having a bit of time off!