Christmas! Family! Glazed ham with orange marmalade, whisky & mustard. Glazed balsamic and maple duck. Grilled peach and pecan salad. Asparagus and halloumi salad. Boiled Christmas pudding. Sharing presents. Cleaning the house. Sprawled on couch. Cups of tea. Glasses of bubbles. Beach. Bobbing in waves. Beer peanut toffee. Pickling. Wrapping. Sitting.
And this is the balance I strive for between work and rest, home and study, family, friends and colleagues. I don’t try to get even amounts of time for each, each day, even each week – but over time. I just have to make sure that the blocks of time are not extended to snapping point.