Wednesday 18 May 2011

Tea + Sunshine

My working life has two distinct seasons.

The autumn/winter is very very very hectic, my inbox explodes, there's always a million things to get done, proper days off are few and far between and work takes over my life (especially when the Christmas posting deadlines start looming!). This year I was even busier than usual as I was writing my book...

Then the spring/summer (generally) tends to be much quieter, giving me a chance to catch up on jobs like admin and accounts, and to think about big plans & develop new ideas instead of just dealing with day-to-day tasks.

I spend less time at the computer, I have much more time to get creative and I have the freedom to set myself very flexible working hours.

Having a super flexible working week is one of the big perks of being self-employed... and after the workaholic madness of the busy season it's wonderful being able to slack off a bit and fill my schedule with afternoons spent drinking tea, gossiping and enjoying the sunshine!

Here I am, doing exactly that:

Tea + cake + a lovely cafe garden + not-very-warm-but-still-lovely spring sunshine + catching up with an old friend = happy days :)


JO SOWERBY said...

that looks like one mean cuppa and muffin. it is gr8 to catch up with friends over scrummy goodness i agree,
Jo xxx

Clare said...

What a perfect way to spend the afternoon. x

lisbonlioness said...

Oh hi- nice to meet you! :)

Irina said...

I've recently discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying it. I love the goldfinch!(I'm a bird lover) and your books look so inspiring. I'm a tea+scone addict, so I know how good it feels to have those well deserved moments!

Mopo said...

wowooo your muffin is extra large! :D:D I love tea so much!!!!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Jo & Mopo - it was an AMAZING cup of tea, lovely loose leaf Earl Grey, and that muffin was a total bargain for how huge it was. Love the pretty crockery too. Definitely a new favourite cafe!

Jumbleberries - I would spend all my afternoons this way if I could :D

lisbonlioness - hello to you! :)

Irina - thankyou! I hope you continue to enjoy the blog xxx

Anonymous said...

I like this picture very much. That muffin was quite tasty.