Killing time at Heathrow airport last week I was tempted to treat myself to a Fitbit, the latest gizmo to help you track your lifestyle. I dread to think it may have said about me this week as I repeatedly hit the wall of jet lag with a mighty thud. Seems I don’t bounce back from trans global travel like I used to.
It’s been a total luxury not to have had to rush back to work but give myself time to readjust to the time zones and make a gentle re-entry back to normal life. That said, I had to miss the birthday party of a friend that it didn’t start until 8pm which is about the time that my body clock has insisted I lie down and go to sleep. She was very understanding but it still feels like a feeble excuse.
As the head fog has lifted its been good to reminisce about my time in the UK packed with lovely memories with family and friends. Spending snippets of time with people you love is so romantic. A passionate interlude of chatter, laughter and adventures that you know won’t last so you make the best of it all. Playing auntie to my nephews was certainly a highlight of the trip – reading books, tucking in, indulging, teasing and occasionally chastising them. All this wonderful humanity was wrapped in long sunny days that magnified the beauty of an English summer.
The freezing temperatures and darkness of home has been an unpleasant shock although days of sunshine have made the homecoming easier to bear. It’s wonderful of course to be back with my nearest and dearest although there has been a fair amount of basset rule breaking whilst I have been away that needs remedying. You can’t get away from the fact that we’re in the grip of New Zealand winter but I feel boosted by my holiday and raring to go with projects of all kinds.
I’m declaring my Wordsmithing challenge during June a success in that it confirmed my love of writing and built my appetite to blog. From what they tell me, family and friends enjoy checking up on what we’re up to even if publishing a personal blog is a wildly self-indulgent thing to do and I have some way to go to up my writing game. Whilst there is evidence that maintaining a daily writing discipline is a good thing to do publishing a blog on a daily basis is just not sustainable for me. Instead I shall aim for something between once a day and once in a blue moon.