Mondays have become the new Friday in my life. It is the day when Honor heads to my 'Mary Poppins', yes they do exist!
Living abroad in a foreign country has its ups and its downs and at times it can be really hard to grasp a new countries regulations and processes. France especially, can be a challenging when it comes to paperwork - 'mon dieu' the endless paperwork! The country can't run without the endless paper trial that follows you like a looming dark cloud! Due to my partners work we do not have the ability to commit to long term contracts and finding childcare that can accommodate this has proven difficult. But to cut a long story short, I have found a fairy god mother, a 'Mary Poppins' who is the most divine lady as she has offered to look after Honor every Monday. Mrs Poppins, is retired and was mentioning to a mutual friend that she missed her grandchildren as they live a few hours away and she had time on her hands. So one thing led to another and Mondays has now become Honors time with her fairy godmother. No doubt Honor right now is taking a 'promenade' with Mrs Poppins, possibly stopping by the beach to devour fists full of sand! As the sand gets loving devoured and my Mary Poppins tries to stop this incredibly new fun thing that Honor loves to do it means I can clear my head, clear my inbox and focus on some time for me. It is really important as a new mum to find that time to give to yourself. I had not really understood the importance of 'me time' until recently. Your time is precious and your giving to others of your undevoted attention can become at times wearing upon our energy. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining by any means but I am just acknowledging the fact that we all need space to digest, to reevaluate our thoughts and loving decompress. So I'm taking this time to write, drink a hot tea and afterwards I will head to my adorned yoga glass - Namaste! Heres to Mondays, yippee!!!