How did it get to be Thursday again already? Where is the year going, we already into June? Anyway, here are my reasons to be cheerful for this week (hint: I didn't go to France, but I did go away).
I went to London for the weekend to see Macbeth at the National Theatre, it was amazing. I also met up with a friend for a drink, had brunch with some very old friends, stayed with my brother and his family and was treated to dinner out by him and...
I tried out the Japanese martial art Shorinji Kempo, which is derived from the Shaolin Kung Fu that the monks do. My sister-in-law is a black belt in art and she invited me to the South Wimbledon Shorinji Kempo Dojo to give it a try. I had an absolute blast, Sensei Paul and all the students were so welcoming and helpful, I've even been invited to return whenever I'm in the Big City.
I came back to a garden that's growing like mad, which is great, but means that there's going to be lots of work harvesting and preserving things in the coming months. I'm not complaining, there's nothing like being able to say "I fancy x today", and then going and picking it straight out of the ground.
I had a fantastic break and came back ready to get back to my desk and start on a busy couple of months. What are your reasons to be cheerful this week?