In June, I went to Rome with my sister and our mum. It’d been such a long time since the three of us went somewhere together and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Then in July, dad and I took my youngest sister to London. My father had been many many years before but it was my sister’s first time ever. I showed them the most famous sights in Central London and a couple more spots I thought would be a shame to miss out on (like the Tardis in Earl’s Court and Platform 9 and 3/4). They loved everything and were such troopers walking around for days on end! We spent many an evening walking around Southbank (they both loved it there) and I they fell in love with the Borough market, just as I’d thought.
Right now, I have to work on putting together my new schedule for this autumn term. It’s always a problem because people are mostly interested in lessons in the afternoon/evening but it’s impossible to satisfy everyone (though I do try!). When that’s done, I need to figure out my skating practice and gym schedule (tricky, specially regarding ice time). I am very determined to be reasonable about it though and leave some time off for my side projects and some downtime with books and tea and bed. :) Also I am dog-sitting for my sister again and will be until the rest of September so I may have to cut some gym time this upcoming month in favour of my dog walks but I honestly don’t mind at all. I love spending time with Eda, it’s incredibly rewarding and it does us both good to spend at least an hour every day outside.
Thing is, the more I stress about managing to fit every single thing into my daily schedule, the bigger problems I have and the more tired I am. And every time I’m relaxed about these things, it just starts working out. So, basically, I just have to relax. :)
I hope that we will now slowy ease into a beautiful, sunny autumn. I will miss the beautiful, warm summer days but I’ve made so many memories this summer that I really can’t be (too) sad about the fact that this season is on its way out. Besides, there’s so much to look forward to in the next 4 months!
Happy September, everyone!