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My cultural holiday bonanza

My house-mate is away. I suppose it’s a tiny holiday as he gets his boat ready to sail, now that the marina allows people to stay onboard overnight.

I have decided that the few days on my own at home should be spent pretending that I too am on holiday, doing more reading (failed completely so far) and walking (success, but only pounding the pavements on deliveries – better than nothing of course), and catching up with television or YouTube.

I don’t allow myself to watch TV during the day unless I’m ironing. I have to be properly ill to watch daytime TV.  But for a holiday treat, I allowed myself to start watching in early evening the last two nights and have binge watched the remaining 3 episodes of Little Fires Everywhere (Amazon) which was a recommendation I have thoroughly enjoyed. Plus the first two episodes of The Secrets She Keeps (BBC) and a cheeky rewatch of a couple of Fleabags so it takes them off the ‘watch next’ list on iPlayer.

This evening will be the Old Vic again – I want to see Mood Music which premieres on their YouTube Channel at 7pm tonight. Why not go to the premiere itself? I will! Snacks (silent) at the ready.

There’s also an audio recording of Shoe Lady – the Royal Court production for which I had tickets which had to be cancelled due to lockdown. I must somehow listen to that on the BBC – I think I can get it on BBC Sounds on my phone whilst I go for a soggy walk this afternoon. 

So much to choose from – I am having to come to terms with not being able to see or hear everything that’s available. I’ve definitely broadened my horizons and experiences since I left full-time employment last year. Even in these restricted times, what a feast to be had.

I think perhaps I could stretch my home holiday a bit longer. I just feel guilty when someone else can see me lounging around. I need to get over that somehow. Judgment is almost certainly entirely in my own head!

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