Routine

After a holiday always follows a return to routine.

I’ve returned to my writing, which gives me a huge comfort. I did three posts during the 10 days we were away, and was bursting with ideas. I am still trying to work out that whole balance thing, and have regressed to finding it difficult to have down time. I’m going to try to ensure I have some relaxing time as part of my routine – something for me to work on.

Martin and I have also been going to the gym again. We didn’t go much in October, making plentiful excuses – some reasonable, some not. Combined with full English breakfasts, cake, lovely meals and other delicious treats while on holiday we both felt in need of some exercise, as well as a return to more balanced eating. So, we’ve been making a real effort to integrate going to the gym in to our daily routine – no excuses. A ‘normal’ home routine also helps with more sensible eating (with the odd treat, of course!). Thus far, it’s going well, and we are both feeling positive physical effects as a result.

We visited Hugo’s garden on our return from holiday. I was a little anxious about how it would look because we were not around to tend it for 10 days but besides the grass around the border growing a little unkempt it is flourishing more than ever. The pansies that at first I was concerned would be devoured by the slugs have fought back and are displaying the most beautiful colours, while the forget-me-nots are going from strength to strength. In particular, the daisy bush that was a tiny plant at the beginning of the summer is absolutely thriving – and threatening to take over the plot! I loved how the solar-powered butterfly was fluttering around and around – it is like Hugo is saying ‘hello’ to us.

The garden is a burst of vibrant colour.

We will have to figure out how to decorate Hugo’s garden once winter proper arrives, as the exposure and frost are likely to decimate the pretty flowers. However, we are going to plant some snowdrops and Hugo also has a range of animals and whirlygigs to keep him company. Visiting Hugo’s garden remains very much part of our routine.

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19 Comments on Routine

  1. Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    November 14, 2014 at 3:23 am (5 years ago)

    Love Hugo’s garden, beautiful x Holidays are great, but I’m quite a fan of routine 🙂 #WotW

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  2. Tim
    November 8, 2014 at 1:11 am (5 years ago)

    Visiting Hugo’s garden is a good routine to have, I think. The colours look fantastic!

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    • Leigh Kendall
      November 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm (5 years ago)

      I agree. Visiting Hugo’s garden is a special part of my routine. Thanks for your comment! x

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  3. jasmineshei
    November 8, 2014 at 12:58 am (5 years ago)

    a beautiful garden for a beautiful child!

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  4. Kim Carberry
    November 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Hugo’s garden is beautiful!! Routine is good x

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  5. Louise
    November 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm (5 years ago)

    Hugo’s garden looks so very pretty. Hope you had a lovely holiday and manage to find some relaxation time for yourself now that you are settling back into a routine again x #WotW

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    • Leigh Kendall
      November 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, I love the vibrant colours in Hugo’s garden xxx

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  6. thereadingresidence
    November 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Slipping back into a routine after holiday can be a good thing, and it sounds like you’ve been very productive, too. Hugo’s garden is looking gorgeous, and I think snowdrops will be just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    • Leigh Kendall
      November 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, I hope snowdrops look good in the winter in Hugo’s garden xxx

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  7. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    November 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I have been trying for the longest time to be healthy but nothing works. I am still eating nonstop esp on sad times. I wish that I can inject some exercise in my daily routine too. Hugo’s garden is so lovely. Love the colors. #wotw

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    • Leigh Kendall
      November 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m a dreadful comfort eater, a balance can be hard to achieve. Thanks for your kind words about Hugo’s garden xxx

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  8. pottymouthedmummy
    November 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Hugo’s garden is really lovely. There is comfort in routine, I find. Holidays and breaks are wonderful, but back to the norm can be well needed sometimes xx

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    • Leigh Kendall
      November 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you re Hugo’s garden. I think you’re right about routine and holidays xxx

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  9. Dean B
    November 7, 2014 at 10:49 am (5 years ago)

    Routine is good, without it – it always feels a bit chaotic right? Loving Hugo’s little garden 🙂 #wotw.

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  10. Stephanie (@LifeAt139a)
    November 7, 2014 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

    Holidays are great but there’s something nice about coming home and getting back to your normal routine isn’t there? Sounds like you had a good break – what about some cyclamen for Hugo’s garden?

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    • Leigh Kendall
      November 7, 2014 at 10:28 am (5 years ago)

      It was a lovely break, thank you. I shall take a look at some cyclamen for Hugo’s garden – thanks for the suggestion xxx

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