Reasons to be Cheerful :: No. 1 That Friday Feeling

So Friday has reared its beautiful head again, my how I love you Friday! Ah, the whiff of the weekend is a mere sniff away and smells as gorgeous as a Lush shop. What is it about the onset of two consecutive days off that can put you in the greatest of moods? Full day of teaching? No problem! 90 books to mark? No worries! 


It’s that Friday feeling that my new series of blog posts, ‘Reasons to Stay Cheerful’, will be encouraging you to recreate… even on a Monday!

This weekend, I’m off to the beautiful city of Sheffield! Yes, Sheffield. You heard me right! I’m crossing the Yorkshire border. Why? Because I need quality time out. Time to switch off from the stresses of the week, leave them behind for just a day or two and indulge in two glorious days of sunshine and snapping! I’m looking forward to seeing what street art the city can offer, sampling a restaurant or two and a little thrifting in the city’s charity shops!

Last week, John and I visited The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa just outside of Chester for a last minute getaway. It was an absolute steal of a deal! Arriving at 6pm, we made full use of the spa facilities and didn’t venture far from the hotel during our entire stay. It made me think just how important quality time is. I apologise now for the picture quality, I never intended to blog about this stay (ahem, no make up shots!)…but the hotel was so lovely I thought I’d share a few pictures with you!

Quality time is a precious commodity. In fact, it’s one of my favourite things in the world. It’s undervalued and under-rated. In fact, time is a precious commodity, we can’t buy it and we certainly can’t return to certain points. So, in the grander scheme of life, what are the moments you will remember? 
So reason to be cheerful number 1, quality time away from the stresses of the world. When was the last time you took time out with someone special to you and just enjoyed each other’s company?
Ideas for quality time:
1. Take a picnic in the park.
2. Take a walk/drive to a picturesque spot with a canister of coffee.
3. Go out for a meal/ lunch.
4. Share your hobby/craft with someone.
5. Face time or ring a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
What are your favourite ways to spend quality time with someone? How will you be spending your weekend?
As always, much love,
Donna x