There are days when I like being retired and days when I love it.
Today was a love it day.
The sort of day that just evolves after a very long relaxed lie in (we have had a lot of early mornings - well early by retirement standards although the alarm has been going off at 7 am when I would have been sat at my desk int he bad old days.
We meandered out to a craft store in new Milton which was very nice but I didn't buy a thing - I have more stash than I think I will ever use! Didn't even really need will power.
Then we went to CastlePoint where we rarely go and walked the length and breadth of it and bought very little - just a teeny splurge in lakeland. And then it sort of evolved into a late lunch at Fankie and Benny's and a general meander around.
Nothing special but I will never forget that when we worked full time and such killing hours we never got to just meander. Things had to have a purpose and be done quickly and efficiently and the meandering is something I swear I will never take for granted. I love it
When we got home our new toilet seat had arrived (been waiting for that ... just because we have soft close seats in all the bathrooms except the visitor one and we decided to get a soft close for there too) but the new kitchen tap isn't coming until next week. We have a shower type tap in the kitchen and it broke last night. Thankfully it didn't break in a way that it leaks but it is such a job to use now. Still there could be worse things.
My two photobooks came today and I have to say I am very impressed again. Photobox do a good job.
Now Love is very much in the air.
Dawn Inskip has a new collection out called Smitten
it is on offer too
Dawn also has a sale on of all her love and valentine goodies
I also have another new creation using Pickleberrypop products
And this is what I made with it - I cannot believe that this is coming up to 6 years ago - where has THAT time gone.
Today I am thankful for
- a lovely retirement day
- lunch out
- being together