I often feel some pressure to make the most of holiday time by doing interesting stuff. It is better, however, if I resist this pressure and instead concentrate on doing nothing much. This has a far more beneficial effect in the long run.

Today is a pleasing mix of the two. I have had a lazy morning while sundry relatives and friends look after Rusk. I am sitting in my sister’s very comfy swivel chair (a family heirloom – used to be my Grandfather’s chair), laptop on lap, half-read Colin Dexter novel to hand, Test Match Special on in the background. Lovely. Later today I will go and be the guard on a steam train – if that isn’t ‘doing stuff’ I don’t know what is. Haven’t done any guarding for about 3 and a half years so it will be interesting to see how much I remember. I’m being reassessed on Monday so I really will find out how much I have forgotten!

It has occurred to me that I may be turning into a cliche* – detective novels, cricket and steam railways have long been part of the stereotypical view of the average English vicar. I maintain, however, that these have been part of my life for longer than I have been even thinking about ordination, so there!

*Can’t for the life of me find the accent to make that correct – sorry

7 thoughts on “Holiday

  1. I was thinking about holidays recently, and about how I often go and do lots of whizzy interesting things. And then I remembered a place I went to in Turkey a couple of times, when (apart from a trip to Ephesus one of the times) all I used to do was lie on the beach reading, and eat far too much good cheap food. I’d go back in a heartbeat!

  2. Glad you are getting to have a rest. Recharging is v.important. Also does being a cliche really matter if you enjoy it….me thinks not.

  3. Agree wholeheartedly with JtL. Doing nothing sounds idyllic.

    And the é can be found by doing Alt130.

    Mrs Tiggywinkle’s accent services Ltd.

  4. Does being a cliché matter? There’s a question. I will consider that one.
    Thanks for the accent Kerensa – the shortcut didn’t work on my system, but I think the cutting and pasting from your comment did!

  5. [If I ever need an accent and cannot be bothered loading Character Map [though I note down Kerensa’s suggestion] I head to this Wikipedia page and copy and paste 🙂 ]

    I do not see it as a cliché; more a well-earned rest; and if you are a cliché, embrace it! Someone needs to be to keep the cliché going! 😀 😀

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