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?!


My Sunday Photo - coffee bloging break
Blogging me time


  1. That sounds like the perfect day to me! I might have to start pencilling them in for myself (on a weekend when Mr R is home!) ๐Ÿ˜€ #mysundayphoto

  2. Ahh! How lovely! A bit of time to your self sounds wonderful. It sounds like you got a lot done too ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  3. Oh I love days like this. It’s so needed sometimes just to have some good catch up time without any kids. I don’t have a flexi contract but I only work part time so can squeeze some time in sometimes. I keep promising myself a spa session!

    • Book it. Otherwise you never will. It’s definitely a luxury to have sometime off

  4. Nah, I clearly remember going to the pub under similar circumstances on one occasion (only to have the one you understand). You obviously enjoyed your time off!

  5. A little bit of ‘you’ time must feel nice. I can’t believe you managed to write three blog posts and read half a book in an afternoon. I really must look at how I do things!


  6. I know what you mean! We recently adopted a flexi-day system and while I rarely have enough time to take a full day it’s nice to be able to take a half-day most months, even if it is just to run routine errands. A little bit of me-time can feel indulgent, but it’s so important to help recharge the batteries and to have something to look forward to.

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