One of my best friends recently asked this question whilst we were on a video chat. We were discussing what we’d been up to recently and he just came out with ‘so what do you DO all day?‘ with some serious emphasis on the ‘DO‘. It made us both laugh but got us thinking …..
Is this something that a lot of people think? Does everyone wonder what on earth we do with our time?
Well we are still enjoying life in our lovely cool Airbnb apartment in the beautiful village of Middleton Cheney and well settled into the rural Northamptonshire life. Been here nearly 8 weeks with a couple more to go but what exactly is it that we do? We don’t work and have hardly any possessions so what the heck is going on?
As so many of you will know by now we love walking and hiking, or tramping or whatever you might call it. We get out every single day for at least a 4 mile walk and dependant on the weather it’s either boots and fields, or trainers and village. We prefer boots but it has been fairly wet lately.
Sounds impressive and depressing in equal measures doesn’t it? Like some sort of new age commune where we sit around discussing work-life-balance and where we see ourselves in five years time!
Not exactly, in fact not at all. We do a lot of research on places to go, a lot of monitoring our finances, a lot of journey planning. Try to make the most of every day and every pound.
Family and Friends
Most importantly we work very hard at keeping in touch with everyone that we care about and put aside time every single day to email, text, WhatsApp, and message as many people as possible. With our nomadic lifestyle it would have been so easy to lose contact with everyone that we knew so we have worked very hard since that first day on the road to stay in touch. Unbelievably important to both of us.
Games and Messing About
So much messing about! In the nicest possible way of course but regular Bananagrams, Sequence, Wordle, Nerdle, and others keep us amused. Always a couple of books on the go and Jo sews and knits pretty much every day.
And we do watch TV, of course we do. But we try to limit it to evenings only as we think daytime viewing is a slippery slope to vegetating and doing a lot of nothing. So post-dinner watching is our thing and although we love films we do have a few TV series on the go currently that we occasionally dip in to ;
- Sneaky Pete on Netflix
- Peaky Blinders on BBC
- Upload on Amazon Prime
- Mad Men on Amazon Prime
Oh and we still do the occasional bit of housesitting if we can. Looked after our friends little terrier Bear last week for a few days in Melksham.
It goes without saying that we love to get out and about and explore as many places as we possibly can. We didn’t really appreciate just how many wonderful towns and villages were within easy visiting distance. Over the past few weeks we’ve had days out in …
All within a short drive and all jam-packed with history and oodles of character. Well worth a visit and we hope to be back to every single place very soon.
So our days are pretty busy as you can see but you’ll have to excuse me now as I need to put my boots on. There’s a muddy field calling our name ……
01/03 – 18/03/2022