I’ve spent the past three weeks taking time to relax, spend time with my family, and generally taking life easy. I haven’t woken up at 4am for a few weeks. I find that my stress levels are really lowering when I get a full night sleep.
We took the kids into London and stayed in a hotel a few blocks away from my last contract at London Bridge. It was odd hanging around the place I was working for five months, but I got a chance to enjoy a lot of things I never had time to notice.
I had originally thought a trip to London would be very boring for me, but great for the kids. I knew my way around very well, after all. I take walks at lunchtime and long ‘exploration’ runsâI know this place like the back of my hand. I’ll just impress the kids with how well I know everything. It turns out, after years of working in London, I don’t know very much at all. I haven’t had time to visit any museums. Walking down a street or past a monument doesn’t mean I know anything about it. The kids had a lot of questions that never occurred to me and were in no way impressed with my comments about what we were looking at â “See that cafÃ©? I ate there once . . .”
So, it was a great few days in the City and we’re planning future trips. Now it’s back to work and time to get back to the ol’ computer to code a few lines before I forget anything.