More ramblings than thoughts, if I'm honest. Our 10-day holiday is over, and so starts the usual dance with the inbox, the to-do lists (always multiples), the various mismatched socks and half-finished crochet projects dotted around the house. What to tackle first? Slowly does it, now: have another cup of tea and a think.
- It's been an odd holiday, in many ways. Just like at Christmas we decided to stay here in Sweden, just the three of us, and have mini-adventures. Except that Mr E+L got struck down with the flu on the very first day, and so the only adventuring for a good 5 days involved me trying to entertain a Bean solo. It also involved lots of cake.
- A holiday of introspection, too. With close family in Brussels, last Tuesday was a very, very raw day.
- We pared it back down to simple, slow days. One day out to the forest, a very happy Bean. What else matters? The newspapers were ignored, for which I was thankful.
- The Bean carried on Beaning at breakneck speed. Chatting about things like how to tempt the ducks from the pond nearby into our bath, and then on Saturday he discovered the joy of cycling with a purpose: go to the supermarket to buy chocolate. Yes please.
- The crochet plans took an unexpected twist, too. Yarn I've ordered for the Pretty in Peach Sweater Dress seems to have gone AWOL and the neckline of the Bretonbone Top just will. not. behave. I don't like necklines, I've decided. I do like scarves and fluffy yarn though, and pretty littles violas from the balcony. Because, you know, SPRING!
- We finally replaced the kick-you-off-every-five-minutes, slow-as-sin internet connection with a shiny high-speed one. Yes this was a First World Problem, and yes it makes me happy.
- It also occurred to me that creativity begets creativity. And vice-versa: with a little voice always in my ear and photo-bombing hands nearby, opportunities to stop, to think, to take photos were rare. After a few days, so were the flashes of inspiration, and by the end of the holiday I could barely string a sentence together.
- I did manage a little blog reading though, so if you find yourself with five minutes to spare I enjoyed The Anti-News by Emma, Spring is here by Juliane, and The Wisdom of Youth by Carie. As you can see, I'm in the mood for light-hearted!
Anyway. I´d better get on to those to-do lists then. Always multiples. Have a good one, if you still happen to be on your hols.