Escaping the Everyday

We’re enjoying a weekend break in a spa in Eastern Finland, near the Russian border. It’s exotic and fun. So far we’ve been swimming, buying Star Wars lego (which was the highpoint of the children’s holiday), drinking cheap sparkling wine while watching Naked Gun 33 1/3 (which was the highpoint of my holiday), watching Formula one on mobile phone during lunch (which was the highpoint of hubby’s holiday). We watched some local men play ice-hockey, and the kids’ eyes were all agog. It’s amazing how early the love of sport begins for the male of the species.

Little things like this don’t cost a lot of money, but they’re worth a lot. The kids love staying at a hotel. For kids it’s like a sleep-over and a picnic combined. Me and the hubby love having a little change to the humdrum routines of which life seems to be so full. Getting away, even if it is only for a few days, is the best tonic for boredom. It helps to see things from a new perspective and value the things we’ve got at home.

It’s getting to be quite cold here in Finland, but I’m sitting outside on the balcony. The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day.

How to remember the value of these days that I have? Most of them are pretty good.

Stuck in the everyday grind, it’s too easy to forget that your days only come in a limited edition.

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