19- Since returning to work from the christmas holidays things have been hectic to say the least. This last week has seen a number of deadlines on top of the normal work but now only one remains and I have managed to get it all done.
In an attempt to get that balance back on track, I took this afternoon off and decided to get away from tvs, computers and technology which seem always to be around me right now.
I took the dogs over to Penarth Marina and for the first time this year we started on our regular route across the barrage and back again.For “toy” dogs Edward and Arthur are pretty hardy boys and they love to run, chase and roll their way across the expanses of grass that cover the majority of the barrage. The weather was clear and although it was quite cold and very windy, the walk was lovely. With very few people around on a cold and windy weekday afternoon it was nice and peaceful and the dogs had the whole place to themselves.
The Barrage is such an amazing place, totally man made but now a decade on, it has developed nicely into its surroundings and creates a very accessible space for visitors with play areas, outdoor gym and skate park, not to mention the new BBC studios and timeless Norwegian church.
Things don’t look like they are calming down in work but i’m definitely going to make an effort to take some more time off like today.