I guess life is often mundane, that's just life isn't it?
At the moment I don't feel like I do anything other than go to work, watch TV, eat and sleep. But that's ok also.
We go out on weekends, but not far, mainly to visit family or do a bit of shopping.
I'm enjoying our ability and location for spending more time with family and friends, being based in the UK now means that on weekends we can just get in the car to visit or they can pop over here, compared to only being able to see them a few times a year and even when I did move back to the UK 2 years ago last week, it was the start of covid and 18 months of lockdowns.
Since we both came back full time in June our visits though haven't been as frequent as we would have liked, due to covid, either one friend or family member having covid or more recently the two of us. I guess this will be the pattern from now on.
We've made the trip to Northern Ireland several times and have had the occasional hotel stay, but it's been a long time since we've travelled anywhere and it's starting to feel a bit strange to not be hoping on an aeroplane. I can only travel now during school holidays with my job and we are planning a trip to Australia in July and August to visit child 3. It will have been 3 years since I last saw him, 5 years for Peter, that's just too long.
Our Grandson is visiting in April for a few days and then we're planning to visit Yorkshire for a week with the dog over Easter.
There is lots to look forward to as well as lots of work around the house and garden to be done that we'll both be doing a lot of and I'll be out working in the garden in the evenings after work to get the weeding done and planting out. There will be walks up the hills and visits to National Trust sites. We're planning a trip within the UK over Easter.
Staying in one place was a dream of mine for the last 11 years, having a base where everything is, to explore from and come back to, a place where we knew we weren't going to have to move from, unless we chose is a luxury. It's providing stability, it's not boring, it's just everyday and ordinary and it's a new chapter in our lives that we're slowly getting used to.