This week by the lake is our first break of any sort since the summer, and it’s deserved and much-needed.Three months of smog, snotty noses and relentless thesis-writing never did anyone any good. Finally, finally, we have fresh air, space, a view of trees rather than buildings. Oh and this stonking beauty of a pine cone:
A tough month of extra work projects, deadlines and general January meh awaits when we go back, but for now we lay low. We keep our PJs on all day and stuff our faces with panettone. We go out for the odd walk and hot chocolate. We eat more panettone. We hold the Bean’s hand as he takes his first wobbly steps round and round the flat. We remember that soon, he won’t be a baby but a toddler. But for now, we lay low.