Since our work moved to flexi-time and allowed those on compressed hours to take flexi as well, I’ve managed to scrape at least a half day off each month. A day’s nice, but not regularly achievable when there’s been school holidays and my annual leave off. But half a day works out quite nicely giving me a bit of me time.
I do feel a little strange when flexi leave falls outside school holidays. It’s strange going off for the day without N. But it’s a good opportunity to try and catch up with friends or do some odds and ends and have some time to myself.
Last month I had a spontaneous trip to see La La Land, but this month there weren’t any films of interest on. So I decided it would be an afternoon in a coffee shop (or 2) with a bit of shopping inbetween. Banbury might not have many of the old and good shops left (in the centre), but we have a lot of coffee shops. There’s 4 Costa’s at the last count, a Starbucks, Caffe Nero and all the independents).
So I had a good few hours – lunch, hot chocolate (after all it was Storm Doris day and it was blowing the coffee shop door open and closed), a cinnamon swirl, 3 blog posts written and half a book read. And I got to pick N up from after school club earlier than usual. Is it bad that I let him go to after school club rather than picking him up at 3.15?!