Easter break...

Bank Holidays are great for getting away from it all and Easter was the perfect excuse to do just that. Take a break. We packed our bags, loaded up the car and disappeared up North for a few days. I love travelling and discovering parts of the world I haven't been to before, but there are times when all I want is the quiet familiarity of a place I know well and I know will be perfect for recharging my batteries. That place for me is North Yorkshire as regular readers will already be aware of. We went up there with absolutely no plans apart from getting away from London and having a relaxed Easter break. 

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And we certainly did exactly that. We had some truly terrible weather and some glorious sunshine - though the latter was at its best on the day we left. We went out into the moors where I (unsuccessfully) tried to start a conversation with some sheep, bought fresh food from the market, cooked, drank wine and spent evenings at the pub and watching movies. We had a very simple and unfussy Easter dinner consisting of half a leg of lamb, marinated with fresh mint, garlic, olive oil and lemon, garlic roasted new potatoes and carrots roasted with maple syrup. And of course chocolates. There were no expectations for anything more exciting than that which made it all so perfect. 

Being up there, breathing the fresh air and taking in the rough beauty of the countryside also helped a lot to clear my head. Somehow my thoughts seem to become clearer and less tangled when I'm out of London. There's something that just seems simpler and more basic in the countryside and it seems to cancel out so much unnecessary noise in my head. It gave me that little bit of head space I needed to decide get serious about something that I have been thinking about and planned for some time, but not had the confidence to pursue. So this last week I've been working like crazy to finally wrap it all up. Just a few little tweaks left now. It's been quite some time in the making and I'm now trying to keep the momentum going, stay positive about it all and not let negative thoughts thwart it all at the last hurdle. If only there was a magic wand I could wave or a "confidence pill" I could take. You know something that would turn me from somebody with many doubts into one of those people who have so much self-belief that they think even their most misguided ideas are great. Anyway, this means a lot to me and I'm trying hard to overcome the doubts and negative little voices in my head and press ahead with it. I think it's great and hope I'm not the one suffering from misguided self-belief here. Fingers crossed... 

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