We really look forward to the school holidays: a chance to wind down and reconnect with the kids, for us to enjoy being together without the pressures of the daily routine. And, last week, we did….really we did.
Valentines day makes you think.
Remember the days when the feet of your little ones went pitter-pat, often at 5am, and exhaustion dulled your libidinous tendencies into submission? How you looked forward to the teenage years, long lazy lie-ins and a reconnection in the bedroom department?
I think most of us are resigned to the notion that our energy bills are only going in one direction. And maybe you are reading this because you would dearly love to build a room in your garden (whether it be as an office, a gym or purely for pleasure) but are holding back because of concerns about how much it is going to cost you to heat and light it in all but the loveliest of weather. Perhaps we, at The Garden Escape, can reassure you.
Anyone who commutes knows well the sinking feeling that settles upon them when the traffic, train, tube or bus grinds to a halt. As time stretches out, the sense of unease grows.
Is it just me or do you also feel like the sky has been an endless rainy grey since November and that birdsong is a distant memory. The notion of venturing out holds little more promise than cracked lips and knuckles or a thorough drenching.