My house is a shambles, the bed isn’t made, the dishwasher needs to be unpacked and re packed, I need to put on a load of washing, Munchkin has relocated the contents of her bookcase to the floor, the house is coated in a fine layer of clutter and I’ve a load of other work to do this morning.

But it’s raining outside, and this happens so rarely now. 

These 25 minutes I spent sitting quietly here, holding a sleeping Munchkin and listening to the traffic in the rain are the best I’ve had all week. #happyfriday

My house is a shambles, the bed isn’t made, the dishwasher needs to be unpacked and re packed, I need to put on a load of washing, Munchkin has relocated the contents of her bookcase to the floor, the house is coated in a fine layer of clutter and I’ve a load of other work to do this morning.

But it’s raining outside, and this happens so rarely now.

These 25 minutes I spent sitting quietly here, holding a sleeping Munchkin and listening to the traffic in the rain are the best I’ve had all week. #happyfriday

We’re not in Portugal. A Swiss bureaucratic nightmare wherein we discovered that our permits had expired, and even though we’d renewed them over three weeks ago, a backlog in the system meant we needed re-entry visa’s to return to Switzerland. In the past I’d just been given a letter. Cue mad rush to finish packing, get Munchkin (because they have to see the person the visa is for) etc only to miss by mere minutes as they closed for lunch. Returning when they reopened, only to have the process take so long that we missed last checkin by ten minutes. I have never, ever missed a flight so this annoys me no end.
Our only options for rebooking involved postponing our holiday for three days. So instead we cancelled everything (thank goodness for flexible travel arrangements!) and went for a drive. 

Then we all found a burst of excitement! We’re on a road trip, with no agenda other than the date we have be home! 

First stop Annecy for a glass of wine, a relaxing walk and a sushi dinner. No idea where we’ll go tomorrow… Possibly South.

#holidays #nightmare #annecy #france #excitement #roadtrip #changeofplans #stupiddelays #holidaytoreevaluatelifeplansjustgotquiteaboost #maybeamovesoonerthanwethought?

We’re not in Portugal. A Swiss bureaucratic nightmare wherein we discovered that our permits had expired, and even though we’d renewed them over three weeks ago, a backlog in the system meant we needed re-entry visa’s to return to Switzerland. In the past I’d just been given a letter. Cue mad rush to finish packing, get Munchkin (because they have to see the person the visa is for) etc only to miss by mere minutes as they closed for lunch. Returning when they reopened, only to have the process take so long that we missed last checkin by ten minutes. I have never, ever missed a flight so this annoys me no end.
Our only options for rebooking involved postponing our holiday for three days. So instead we cancelled everything (thank goodness for flexible travel arrangements!) and went for a drive.

Then we all found a burst of excitement! We’re on a road trip, with no agenda other than the date we have be home!

First stop Annecy for a glass of wine, a relaxing walk and a sushi dinner. No idea where we’ll go tomorrow… Possibly South.

#holidays #nightmare #annecy #france #excitement #roadtrip #changeofplans #stupiddelays #holidaytoreevaluatelifeplansjustgotquiteaboost #maybeamovesoonerthanwethought?