What does this week mean to you? For me it sees a return to the office for the first time since before the Easter break, so I am very grateful that it is only a four-day working week for me. Thank goodness I had a lovely weekend to prepare me for the thought of work …
The Mr celebrated another birthday on Saturday, so we thought we’d take a little drive down to the seaside. We didn’t go to any of the major beaches, they’re a bit further away and would have been much busier. Instead, we just headed to our closest section of coastline, which is only 20 minutes away.
It was wonderful to see the ocean and smell that fantastic sea air (not to mention get a little bit of autumn sun on my legs). Incidentally, this is my oldest and favourite pair of Birkenstocks … they’re so comfortable. And what about those puffy white clouds? Don’t they look delightful as they float across that bright blue sky?
No visit to the seaside is surely complete without a disgustingly unhealthy meal of hot chips and potato scallops wrapped in paper … and so of course we had to indulge.
How do you finish such a delightful meal? Well with gelati of course! I went for the two scoops (burnt caramel on the top, and toasted coconut below) … it tasted so good! Is it just me, or do you put almost as much emphasis on the combination of gelati flavours as you do the selection of individual flavours? I personally always choose flavours that seem like a perfect complementary match … caramel just belongs with coconut.
Just so you know I really was at the beach, I thought it best to include an obligatory ‘seagull’ shot … this cheeky little fellow was quite accommodating. Just look at those lovely orange legs. I think he’s rather dashing.
I love the ocean … there’s something about that vast body of water and that fresh salty breeze that makes you feel wonderfully alive. I really shouldn’t leave so much time between my visits to the beach. After all, feeling alive is a rather nice way to feel.
How is your week looking? Hopefully it’s a case of, ‘so far, so good’. Was your weekend fantastic enough to make the working week a little easier to bear?