Monday…a day of no plans. Being owed some time off, I decided to have a day to myself, not particularly doing anything, but charging my batteries for what is going to be a very busy few weeks ahead at work. After breakfast, I took a second cup of tea back to bed, to catch up on emails and read for a bit – a perfect start to a day off.
I headed off to town later in the morning, stopping first at Arty Bees, the large second hand bookshop. On the look out for a few specific things, none of which I found, I nevertheless came away with several detective novels and a copy of Elizabeth David’s French Country Cooking. It is such a great shop with knowledgable staff, who don’t think it strange you go in with a photo of a series of books you have so you know you don’t buy one you already have.
From there I headed to College Street for a browse around the shops and stop for a sandwich at Ekor Book Shop and Cafe. I hadn’t been there for ages since I changed my Saturday morning routine, so it was nice to be able to pop in again.
Being so close to Moore Wilson’s, and needing bread, I took the opportunity to have a look at their cook book section and picked up another book about Swedish cooking, because I just need another one….and pick up some more asparagus while I was at it.
I spent a lovely lazy afternoon…reading, dozing, listening to podcasts, putting a few herbs in a posy vase, checking on my plants…all before dinner. And there you have it…how to be constructively idle.
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