They say that a change is as good as a rest, whoever they are. Well I think they're right because it seems to have worked. I've just spent a long weekend over at my sister's place in Lincolnshire.
It's completely rural where H and her family lives. Just miles and miles of flat fields and trees, and the sunsets are magnificent when you can see the horizon.
We've taken time out to go walking at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire and we also made it to another place where there were the ruins of an abbey, a sculpture garden, a great arts centre which was full of inspiring ceramics and also a Christmas Craft Fair complete with brass band.
I felt sorry for my niece - she's got so much coursework to do and has her mocks coming up. She had to stay at home while we went out and enjoyed ourselves.
A bit like my beloved P who had to stay behind this weekend and go to college. It made me smile when I got home yesterday to find a note sellotaped to the door. 'Welcome home Lesleyt! We've all missed you!' *We* being P, the tiger barb fish and the teddy, which is all our family consists of at the moment. I know it's a bit sad, but until we get a dog the teddy will have to do. It's great to feel wanted!