word of the week - return

Word of the Week – Return

Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!

This week I have chosen the word Return

After what feels like a lifetime away from my blog this week I am returning! The festive season well and truly swept me up in plans with friends and families, lots of eating and drinking and a good number of naps too. I got completely distracted from work and honestly, I was OK with that. I allowed the distraction to happen knowing that come January I would be able to get back on track.

Then I slumped a bit more. I’m not going to lie or pretend it was intentional. I’ve been distracted by other bits of work and trying to find my routine again. Blogging wasn’t my priority at the beginning of January and I’m OK with that too.

The good news is that I’m just about caught up with the work that piled up while I was away, the washing basket is finally empty again (anyone else accumulate an obscene amount of laundry of Christmas?!) and the unhealthy snacks are finally all out of the house so I can get back to eating well again too. It’s time to return to normality and I’m actually very happy about it.

Wishing you a wonderful 2019!



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  1. Happy new year ! It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things after the festive season isn’t it. Getting back to normal feels nice though, especially seeing the bottom of the laundry basket at last. Have a great weekend x #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Haha it’s the simple things that make us truly happy isn’t it?! πŸ˜› #WotW

  2. Welcome back, I think a break always does you good. It’s the catching up which is not so much fun!
    Thanks for linking up to #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It can be tiring, I was zonked by Friday last week! So happy to be back in the swing of things though πŸ™‚ #WotW

  3. It’s a good time of year to take a break anyway. I think everyone is doing the same. There is less blog reading going on, so writing is less of a demand. Sounds like you had a good time. Weirdly, I seem to have less washing to do over the holidays. I saw the bottom of my laundry basket several times. All change now school has started again. #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Ah see I don’t have any school uniforms to wash Cheryl, it was just lots of bedding and things from people staying over for me! #WotW

  4. Ahh! Welcome back!
    It is always so hard to get back into the swing of things after Christmas. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Thanks Kim πŸ™‚ It is taking a while, but I’m getting there! #WotW

  5. Distractions are not always a bad thing πŸ™‚ as for the laundry, that really is the gift that keeps on giving!

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Haha Karen, the joy of it all eh?! In fairness though, the joy of the fresh sheets on the bed is so worth it! #WotW

  6. I had a break too but you know what, that is totally fine we need to step away from it every now and then. I think it gives you a new fresh perspective x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Absolutely Sarah, I’m enjoying it more now that I’ve had a rest πŸ™‚ #WotW

  7. I can relate to this! It took me a while to get back into blogging again at the start of January. Hope you enjoyed the festive season and switching off from blogging to spend time with family and friends. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It sounds like everyone is on the same page Louise, which really reassures me πŸ™‚ I did, it was lovely thank you! #WotW

  8. A break is sometimes a good thing. My ‘day job’ also makes me take blogging breaks which I do moan about lol. I’m glad all of the bad snacks are out of our house too #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Thanks Jane! The break is extending a little further than planned but I’m just accepting it. No point in forcing posts for the sake of it is there? Haha yes, other than hot chocolates I don’t have the option to eat badly now and it’s definitely helping me feel healthier! Thank you so much for dropping by πŸ™‚

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