Tomorrow I'm going away for the weekend with a (female) friend. She has booked us into a Buddhist retreat in the Lake District for a weekend of relaxation. The centre is open to anyone and although there is a program of meditation classes running over the two days, we can do as much or as little as we want. Neither my friend nor I are Buddhists but we are looking forward to the peaceful atmosphere and the tranquil gardens surrounding the house. The gardens lead down to a beach, so I'm really hoping to be able to talk a walk there - there's something very relaxing about walking along a deserted beach.
I'm so looking forward to the two days away from ringing phones, blaring televisions, and the relentlessness of normal life. The Teenager-in-waiting is also going away for the weekend with her best friend's family, so I hoping she gets good weather as they're going to be camping in a field somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Small Daughter is going to her Dad's for the weekend - so we're all set!
I hope you all have a fabulous May Day weekend.