This weekend has been wonderful. 

I’ve found the last couple of months exhausting and I’ve just wanted to escape to have some time for me. Thanks to my wonderful and generous husband I have been able to do just that. 

Firstly on Friday I had my hair cut and indulged in afternoon tea with some lovely ladies.

Then, I headed off on a retreat with the other spouses from college.  We went to a beautiful retreat house near Breacon and spent lots of time just being quiet, listening to God, eating good food, enjoying fresh air and escaping the mundane daily chores for a precious twenty-four hours.  It was bliss!

Then, on Saturday some good friends arrived to stay for the weekend. On Sunday night we went to see Einaudi in concert and it was amazing! It’s so relaxing sitting with nothing else to do except listen to beautiful music. 

It was back to reality with another early wake-up this morning but it’s all a bit more bearable when you can escape and re-charge occasionally. I really appreciate Josh looking after Ivy all weekend so that I could enjoy myself – and of course for the wonderful blog post I came home to!


  1. So glad you were able to get away and enjoy life!

  2. Sounds like a lovely weekend! And somehow I missed the previous post and just went back and read it... super sweet! Hooray for good husbands!

  3. Einaudi beautiful music?!?!?!? Still glad you had a good weekend- Can I have a retreat too please???

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend away - I've still not had the guts to leave E for more than an evening! Days I can deal with just fine but I hate the idea of her waking and me not being there...

    Well done you and well done husband for surviving/treating you! xx