The past two weeks we have been on holiday - the first week we just lazed about the house and the second week we stayed in self catering accommodation in Kirkcudbright. I will be posting over the next few days what we got up to but here is a quick summary.
We stayed at 'the waterhouse' an eco lodge set in amazing gardens with a lovely decked area complete with hot tub. We had a great time exploring the area, visiting Wigtown, Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet and the Mull of Galloway.
We were quite lucky with the weather - while there was perhaps a day and a half of rain most of the time it was dry and we had at least two days of really summer-like weather.
Although we now live full time together and so can't really say we don't get to see one another, there is something about being on holiday and away from your usual setting. The waterhouse has no phone or internet connection and having time where no-one expects you to be around [and really I mean work!] is very freeing and lets you relax properly.
What we have both realised is that as time has gone by and our jobs and lives in general have got busier, we really do need proper time off in a way we didn't 5 or 6 years ago. Commuting, busy jobs and dealing with the house means real time off is hard to come by. We usually don't bother too much with forward planning our holidays and just take time off as and when we realise we haven't had a break for a while. But that doesn't seem to work as well now - now we really do need to plan regular breaks and make sure we don't work for months without proper time off. Certainly we both felt the weeks on the run up to our hols this time around were tiring and we weren't quite as energetic as usual.
So, along with having a fantastic holiday we have agreed to try and plan our time off to make sure we don't burn like we did a bit this time round.
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