People seem to think I’m hard to buy for, but it’s really not true. I take delight in the simple things…and in this hectic world there is nothing I like more than a coffee in bed in the morning and downtime with my favourite book.
For me, the greatest gift is ‘time’.
And I totally get the irony that we are on our way to having a child that will take away every single second of that ‘spare’ time next year.
Perhaps that’s why I’m trying to embrace it as much as I can now…our final goodbye. So that’s what Christmas is all about for me, this year, we’ve purposely not booked too much in, I’m learning to switch off a little bit – and my Skagen Hybrid Signature T Bar smartwatch allows me to be connected without being completely pulled into the technology blackhole – it can subtly alert me of texts and calls without me being glued to my phone.
As well as counting steps, it can track sleep – which is a biggie for me. I haven’t exactly had the best sleep since being pregnant (and suffering from a sleep disorder in the past doesn’t leave me with a decent track record), so I am making sure I go to bed at a reasonable hour and don’t make too many early morning plans right now – luckily freelance means I can organise my own schedule a bit more.
This room is the spare room of our house, it’s a smaller room we could do fairly quickly so we have been spending a bit more time in here as it’s one of our few ‘sane’ rooms, somewhere we can go to switch off and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet – no door handles or coving to order or maternity forms to fill in – and we try and keep it a laptop free zone.
It’s not much to ask for, but it definitely makes a difference – here’s to a hectic 2018.