Maybe it's just me, but does summer seem to pass way too fast; while during winter, I count the slow, cold seconds. This summer has been immensely enjoyable and the fact that we had some real and proper hot weather may have had something to do with it. I've continued to purge my life of unnecessary STUFF (yes a common theme in my life over the past 12 months) and have made do with what I've got. Sure I come across plenty of stuff I love, plenty of stuff I want, but when I think about it for a moment it quickly dawns on me that I don't really NEED it. I have replaced these thoughts in my mind with great tea, iced coffee, summer fruits and going for a swim at the beach when distraction strikes.
I had a rare day off on Sunday, where I cancelled all my commitments and appointments and went with the flow. Sleeping in is a skill that I unfortunately greatly lack, so after forcing myself to stay in bed until 9am, I made a small stack of crispy cremes, filled with orange mascarpone and topped with berries and bananas. So easy and so yummy. Recipe was posted here.
Following breakfast, I went for a swim at the beach. I'm not sure I love many things more than floating around in the ocean weightlessly, relaxing on a towel in the shade afterwards and talking to my husband without any distractions from our numerous electronic devices which connect us to the world endlessly. They are all at home!
Since receiving my iPad last month as a very generous gift (thanks daddy) I've tried to move onto reading my favourite publications electronically. I'm fine with getting my daily news hit via the numerous news outlet apps that I have already acquired, but it may take me a while to enjoy magazines without the smell of fresh print laying on my coffee table.
I rounded off my Sunday with a trip to the cinema to see Anna Karenina. I walked in with zero expectations and walked out having really enjoyed it. It held it's ground thanks to the amazing costumes and wonderful casting. I recommend it highly, whether you've read the book or not.