Sometimes You Just Need Time Out…

… I didn’t work, I didn’t write, I didn’t even read anything this weekend. This time it was all about the family, enjoying the autumn (despite the less than sterling weather) and creating memories. And the apple-and-pear juice we made is the best thing we’ve ever tasted!

Autumn landscape in the Saleve.
Autumn landscape in the Saleve.
Walking for charity in the Botanical Gardens in Geneva.
Walking for charity in the Botanical Gardens in Geneva.
Gathering apples and pears for juice-making.
Gathering apples and pears for juice-making.
Squeezing the juice out of the fruit pulp.
Squeezing the juice out of the fruit pulp.
Releasing balloons for the Charity Walk.
Releasing balloons for the Charity Walk.
The perfect place to write a poem, don't you agree?
The perfect place to write a poem, don’t you agree?

 

Beautiful Day in London Town

One free day in London after a rather tricky session with a difficult client.

1 bright clear sunny day.

2 pairs of shoes to try on – and bought one.

3 Pudsey bear bracelets.

4 bookshops to go in.

6 books to buy (3 second-hand, 3 poetry).

A favourite cousin to meet for lunch.

Crumpets, Devon custard and breakfast cereal all packed into suitcase to take back to feed hungry little mouths into the wilds of rural France.

Which all equals a much revived, happy Marina. Bring on Round Two in the boxing rink!