I stumbled across a new blog hop called getting into the groove over at Kate on Thin Ice which will be published every Tuesday. The basic reason for it is to celebrate doing something for yourself, you alone. When did you last go shopping? When did you last get your hair cut? When did you last sit down, alone and enjoy a good book?
Since becoming a mum, I have lost me, I seem to spend each and everyday running myself ragged for the kids, t'husband and now the dog, while trying to work and manage everything else that goes with being a mum. I never do anything for me, and I have lost a great deal of confidence, feel quite lonely and almost feel guilty if I take time out.
This blog hop - too me anyway, is a way of reminding ourselves to do just that. be kind to yourself, make sure you do something nice, just for you and enjoy it.
Last Saturday I joined a very old friend and 2 other mum's from school to go to a stately home in Yorkshire to a drive thru movie. We left at 5pm, popped into Sainsbury's and bought champagne, wine, cheese, bread, pate, olives, salads and individual cheesecakes and drove to this drive thru. We sat in front of the car on a blanket eating and drinking, and even a huge downpour of rain didn't dampen our spirits. Firstly it made it seem darker, so the film started sooner, and two, we saw the most amazing, double rainbow, so vivid and bright. I am struggling to remember when I last saw such a clear and bright rainbow. And the film we saw - none other than Top Gun. What more could a girl want - champagne, good company, singing along, cars hooting and flashing lights at all the appropriate bits, and lets not forget Maverick, Goose and Iceman and co playing basketball on the beach.
It was a fabulous night, I got home around 11.00pm feeling refreshed, and happy.
These are the types of things we should do more often.