Remember when you were a kid and the the first day back at school the teacher made you write an essay on what you’d been up to on your holidays? Do they still do that or am I just really old? And on a side note, isn’t it odd that when I was 15 I hated writing and now that I’m 46 I would put it in my top ten things I love doing. Probably some kind of lesson there.
Anyway, Laura and I have just had a week off during which we pretty much stayed away from social media and blogging (well, maybe a couple of Instagrams…).
Was this a conscious decision? Partly I guess. Laura and I both work full time, so we have learned to value any time we get with our kids. Taking a break from writing content for this site and photographing some of the lovely meals we ate definitely helped us be more present in the time we were lucky enough to all spend together.
We decided not to go away for the week, since we moved to Kent ostensibly because we wanted to live in an area that gave us access to nature in the form of our garden, local woods and the relatively close coastline (The photo is our youngest feeding the geese at Leeds Castle).
It just seemed a little silly to drive to somewhere like Cornwall to have the same experience but with fewer home comforts. Again, I read this back and realise that this does make me sound like an old man. I think age has made me less apologetic for wanting to enjoy simpler pleasures.
Anyway, well rested and excited to talk about some of the stuff we’ve been up to, we’ll be writing up some of the recipes we discovered as well as sharing some more tips and inspiration about trying to be more intentional. We’re also going to be publishing some interviews with other families who are on a similar journey to us – so keep an eye out for that.
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