This morning I wrote (hopefully) my last big exam of the year. Since I started work at the beginning of September, I feel like every day has followed the same pattern: get up, work, get home, study, sleep, repeat. The weekends have been used for even more studying. I’ve been taking courses I need for my work but it has been a punishing schedule. Now, finally, I have a bit of break. A long break from the studying (my next big exam isn’t until February) and a short break from work, thanks to the Remembrance Day long weekend. I am embracing both and declaring this my weekend of gracious living.
There shall be:
Long baths with my brand new Jo Malone French Lime Blossom bath oil (my treat to myself for finishing two courses in two months)
The buying of as many flowers as I can find vessels for
A chatty lunch with my favourite aunt
The baking of the Christmas cake (using Nigel Slater’s recipe from The Kitchen Diaries)
And, of course, the reading of many, many things: books, magazines, newspapers…I plan to drown myself in print for the next two days