Half term has arrived here in the UK, which means a whole, wonderful week off work for both me and my husband. It feels like it's arrived at just the right time as I've been feeling lots more tired lately, and I've had this persistent cold for about four weeks, which I know requires rest to vanish completely. I'm very much in need of catching up on sleep and putting my feet up, which I will be doing for part of the week.
For the other part of the week, we're heading to Oxford for a bit of a mini-break. We both wanted to get away, but I'm not keen on travelling long distances at the moment, so Oxford seemed perfect as it's only two hours or so away. I've been on a few day trips to Oxford before, but never had a chance to explore it properly (I'm much more familiar with Cambridge), so it should be nice to wander around and visit places like the Bodleian library and the Ashmolean Museum. We haven't actually been away at all since our honeymoon almost three years ago, what with saving to buy a house and then saving towards the baby, so we're both really excited. We're heading out tomorrow morning and then returning Wednesday evening; hopefully Oxford centre won't suddenly flood over-night with all the rain we've had lately.
For the rest of the week, I'm planning just to relax at home. Tom is going to start painting what will become the nursery - I might supervise while eating chocolate! We've decided on a sage green colour and have picked out most of the furniture, it's just a case of starting things off now. I'm currently 24-ish weeks, so we have just over three months to go. My bump is definitely 'out there' now but on the whole I'm feeling pretty good, mainly just tired and a bit achy if I've been standing up all day.
I've been really into reading at the moment but haven't had much time for it, so I'm looking forward to getting in some solid reading hours in the week ahead. I'm currently about two thirds of the way through Return of the King, so I'm hoping to finish that tonight. Then I'll probably be picking something on my kindle, as I've been having a bit of a kindle spring clean this weekend and I've unearthed some hidden treasures that I can't wait to start.
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