It has been a long time since I have had that Sunday feeling! About 11 months in fact. 11 months since I have had to think about what do I need to organise and prepare so I am ready for work tomorrow?
I spent the morning in Ramsgate and it was sunny again 🙂 . We all enjoyed another long and leisurely breakfast.
Egg and bacon today, followed by bread, cheese, jam and fruit.
The food was good but the company was the best thing. After breakfast we chatted via Facebook Video to Katherina who is recuperating from surgery and was unable to join us. Having Katherina with us was the only thing that would have made this weekend better but at least we got to see her for a chat.
I know it is my house and I should perhaps not make such boasts but the first floor sitting room is a lovely room. It is large and spacious and always flooded with light thanks to the large bay window. When it is sunny outside the sun streams in and it really is one of my favourite places to sit and relax.
My friends have a habit of re-arranging the furniture in this room and this group was no exception.
I am happy with the new layout and happier to sit in it with such lovely company while we had more tea and coffee and carried on chatting.
I don’t think we stopped all weekend.
Chatting that is. And laughing, shrieking, giggling, reminiscing, discussing, debating. And listening. Lots and lots of listening.
After a flurry of tidying, cleaning and bed making, it was time to say farewell. Good-byes can be hard but although I miss my friends this was not a sad good-bye. As a group we have never spent a whole weekend together before. I felt reassured for the future of these special friendships that we can meet up again after not seeing each other for years in some cases, and just pick up where we left off from, as if we had last seen each other yesterday. We all had a great time so I know we can do this again one day and I look forward to it.
It was lovely to get home too and we had some scones and tea and then I began to get myself prepared for tomorrow. James cooked supper: salmon with new potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots and spinach which was lovely.
Now that Sunday feeling is really kicking in. A blend of happy memories and contented exhaustion from a fabulous weekend, planning and preparation for the week ahead and anxiety about what the next day will bring.